From the kitchen of Angie St. John
Here is an apple bread that you get more bang for your bake - 2 LOAVES!
We love when recipes will make two loaves in our house so we can always share some with neighbors and family. I don't know about your family, but we tend to always have some extra fruit on hand that gets passed by.
Whether it's the too brown banana, the wrinkly orange or in this case "the squishy apple". We always like to have a pastry bread or muffins on hand to make for a quick breakfast or an afternoon treat. So I got to work last night and already can't wait to make this one again! It's an easy way to use up that extra fruit and it's a tasty treat on a cold night, and really, who doesn't like the smell of bread baking in the oven? We hope you enjoy and before I get to the recipe, I was thinking...This would be great with Pears too! Oh boy!
Yields 2 loaves of bread
You will need:
1 2/3 cup sugar
4 cups flour
2 tablespoons baking powder
1 tablespoon cinnamon (we mixed cinnamon w/ginger)
2 large eggs
2 cups any milk of your choice
2/3 cup vegetable oil
2 large apples peeled and cubed
1. Grease 2 bread loaf pans (I used 9x5 and butter) or line bread pans with parchment paper and preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
2. Get 3 bowls, including the bowl of your stand mixer (if you're using one).
3. In the bowl of your stand mixer (or another bowl) beat eggs, milk and oil until combined.
4. In the 2nd bowl, combine 3/4 cup of the sugar and 1 tablespoon cinnamon (add ginger too if you'd like) and set aside.
5. In the 3rd bowl, combine the rest of the sugar, flour and baking powder and stir until blended. Add this dry mixture to the wet mixture of eggs/milk/oil and mix until blended. Then add apples and mix the batter some more.
6. Evenly pour batter into the 2 bread pans. At this time take the separate sugar and cinnamon you combined and evenly spoon onto the top of both breads. Taking a butter knife, gently stir the mix into the top of the batter so that the cinnamon and sugar get into the middle of the bread, but make sure not to hit the bottom of the pan!
7. Pop the bread pans into the oven and bake for an hour, or until toothpick comes out clean.
I let our cool on a baking rack overnight with a tea towel on them.
Enjoy with your morning coffee or tea!