Saturday, September 21, 2013

Yummy Apple Bread

Apple Breads cooling!
The Harvest Moon is now high in the night sky when we look up!  Sunday Autumn arrives!  What a great season!  In a blink of an eye the leaves on our trees will change from green to majestic shades of yellow, orange, red & maroon.  It's also the time of year when the fresh local apples can be picked at the nearby orchards or purchased at road side stands and Farmers' Markets.  Ida Reds, Macintosh, Honey Crisp and also Cortland apples - so many choices.

It's also the time of year when I bake Apple Bread.  The aroma of this yummy "quick" golden colored dessert bread just floats from my kitchen as it bakes.  The combo of Apples, Cinnamon, Nutmeg & Orange Juice is so good!  I use Egg Whites & Olive Oil (for sauteing & baking) as substitutions for Whole Eggs & Vegetable Oil.  2 breads are baked at once.  It's tradition - The 2nd bread has always been placed in the freezer - after it is cooled and wrapped in foil.  It usually finds its way as a "gift" for a friend.

Apple Bread
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Oven: 350°F    Time: 65 Minutes     Makes Two Loaves

4 Cups Flour
2 Cups Sugar
1 & ½ teaspoon Salt
2 teaspoon Baking Powder
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon Nutmeg
2/3 Cup Olive Oil (for baking & sauteing)
2 Cups Orange Juice
4 Egg Whites
2 Cups finely chopped peeled Apples (5- 7 Apples depending on Apple size)

  1. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Add Egg Whites (slightly beaten), Orange Juice and Oil and stir.
  3. Add chopped Apple and stir well.
  4. Spray PAM into two large loaf pans.
  5. Pour batter into greased pans.
  6. Bake at 350°F for 65 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean
    when inserted in middle of loaf.
  7. Cool on wire rack for 10 minutes.
  8. Remove from pans and continue cooling on wire racks.
After cooled, wrap in heavy-duty aluminum foil and enjoy later.  This yummy dessert "quick" bread freezes very well.  It's also a yummy bread to enjoy at Thanksgiving!



Stacey said...

That sounds delicious and I'm definitely going to make it for my Dad. :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I guess this would be my favorite quick bread ever! It's so delicious and perfect for breakfast or a snack. It's getting cool enough to bake again, too! Happy Fall!

JG said...

Stacey- Sweet! After it cools, cut his loaf in half and wrap each half in heavy duty foil. He can keep a 1/2 loaf in his freezer to enjoy later. :)

Lavender Dreamer- Totally agree! I think I went through a "withdrawal" with baking. Still could not heat up the house, though. :)