Cinnamon Apple Bread
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Serves: 12
 
Cinnamon Apple Bread -- ultra soft and tender quick bread loaded with two layers of apple and cinnamon sugar make this the perfect, healthy fall treat.
Ingredients
For the cinnamon apples:
  • 2 apples (any kind), peeled and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
For the cinnamon sugar:
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
For the bread:
  • 3 cupsgluten-free baking blend (or white whole wheat flour)
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • ½ cup coconut oil, melted
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1¼ cups granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs*
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk**
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Line the bottom of a 9x5 loaf pan with parchment paper. Spray sides all around pan. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, gently toss all the cinnamon apple ingredients. Set aside. In a small bowl, mix brown sugar and cinnamon for cinnamon sugar mixture. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside. In a large bowl, beat together coconut oil, apple sauce and sugar. Beat in eggs one at a time followed by vanilla. Stir in half the flour mixture, then milk, then remaining flour mixture until just combined.
  4. Pour half of the bread mixture into prepared loaf pan. Top with half the apples. Lightly press the apples down into the batter. Evenly sprinkle half the cinnamon sugar mixture. Repeat with second half of ingredients.
  5. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 1 hour. Cool completely before slicing and serving. Store at room temperature in an airtight container for 5-7 days. If only keeping for 1-2 days, leave lid slightly ajar to preserve crisp cinnamon top.
Notes
*For vegan option, replace eggs with ¼ cup cornstarch and 1 cup almond milk.
**Can be subbed for buttermilk
Recipe by Ari's Menu at http://www.arismenu.com/cinnamon-apple-bread/