Now, I've made Apple Cinnamon bread in the past but never with a streusel topping and let's just say that I may never make it without that deliciously sweet and perfectly crunchy addition ever again.
It goes without saying that my husband was downright elated that this week's Project Pinterest post required much more baking and a lot less crafting. I'll admit, I forget how much I love getting into the kitchen for a few hours each week, baking up something yummy.
This past weekend I chose to bake the recipe from this pin:
It was such a success that my husband dove into it even before I could photograph the entire baked loaf. In fact, I do recall him saying something along the lines of, "well, you can photograph it as I eat it! Nom. Nom."
Now that I've made this recipe, I do have a couple suggestions. If you're going to use two gigantic apples, you'll probably want to double your batter recipe as my bread turned out quite apple-heavy. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, but I would have preferred a bit more "bread" to my loaf.
Also? Bake for a few minutes longer than recommended. I prefer my streusel topping to be browned and a bit crunchy. The bake time in this recipe didn't allow for that and when checked at the appropriate time, the topping was still just hanging out there- not even a bit melty.
What You'll Need:
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour (I used half whole wheat/half all purpose)
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
3 shakes cinnamon (You can be generous with the cinnamon, I was)
1/2 tsp all spice
1/4 tsp ground cloves
2 large eggs
1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup apple sauce
2 shakes vanilla
1 cup granulated sugar
2 cups chopped apples, skin removed (I used two giant Honeycrisp apples)
Topping (edited from recipe):
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
What You'll Do:
1. Preheat oven to 350*
2. Spray one large loaf pan with cooking spray and set aside.
3. In a medium bow, whisk together baking soda, flour, salt, cinnamon, all spice and cloves.
4. In a separate bowl (stand mixer or one used with a hand mixer) add eggs, oil, applesauce and vanilla. Beat on medium speed until well combined.
5. Slowly add in the flour mixture until flour is barely combined. Do not over beat!
6. Gently fold in the apple chunks.
7. Pour into greased loaf pan.
In a separate bowl, whisk together your topping ingredients. Sprinkly over the batter in the loaf pan.
Bake for 50-60 minutes, until loaf is golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean. Let stand for 10-15 minutes before slicing.
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