It all started when I ended up with more apples than I knew what to do with. I made apple butter, apple sauce, apple pie filling and after spending countless hours in the kitchen I couldn’t seem to bake, cook or can myself out of apples. While pondering ways to make them disappear I thought “how about some apple bread?” I knew I could freeze the loaves and we could enjoy them all fall. I quickly set out to find a recipe searching Pinterest and Google only to be let down time and time and time again. Every recipe was too fattening with at least half a stick of butter or a whole cup of oil in each loaf. Others were too cake like, (I wanted a true sweet bread.) so I rolled up my sleeves and started baking
I couldn’t be more excited to share the results with you today.
- 1 Cup brown Sugar
- 1 Egg
- 1/3 Cup oil
- 1/3 Cup (heaping) unsweetened apple sauce
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1.5 tsp vanilla
- 1 Cup buttermilk
- 2.5 Cups flour
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 Cups peeled and chopped apple, approx 1/2″ pieces.
- *Any baking apple works, but I prefer the granny smith.
- 1/4 Cup softened unsalted butter
- 1/2 C brown sugar
- 1/3 C flour
- 1/4-1/3 Cup rolled oats
- Dash or two of cinnamon
- 1. Mix brown sugar, egg, oil, apple sauce, cinnamon and vanilla until blended.
- 2. Stir in buttermilk.
- 3. Combine flour, salt and baking soda and slowly pour into wet ingredients.
- 4. Fold in apples to mixture gently until combined.
- 5 Pour into greased loaf pan(s).
- * This recipe makes one very full large pan (make sure you get the middle done) or you can do two smaller loaf pans instead. I like to do one large loaf pan and 5-6 muffins so I can make sure my loaf gets properly baked in the middle.
- 6. Combine crumb topping ingredients, cut together and sprinkle on top. The recipe makes plenty so feel free to use as much or as little as you like.
- 7. Bake at 350 until set in the middle and golden brown. A large loaf pan takes about 1 hour and muffins approx 12-15 minutes.
I hope you love it as much as we do and that it fills your home with the taste and smell of fall.