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Cinnamon Apple Bread

I am lucky enough to live in a small community whose school district still allows us to send home-baked goods with our children. My daughter is in 7th grade now, but her classmates still beg her to have her mom send this special treat. It's a beautiful quick bread your family, friends, and all the neighbor children will love..

I like it best this way--less fat and cholesterol and it's very good--just finished making it, and I keep wanting to go back for another piece! BTW, you can substitute zucchini for the apples if you want for a variation. 

APPLE BREAD 3 c. all-purpose flour, 2 t. cinnamon, 1 t. baking soda, 1 t. salt, 1/2 t. baking powder, 1/2 t. nutmeg, 2 eggs, 2 c. sugar, 2 c. finely chopped or shredded peeled apple or unpeeled zucchini, 1/2 c. cooking oil, 1 c. chopped walnuts or pecans, toasted in pan in 350 degree oven for 5 min. (OPTIONAL, but very good, 2 1/2 T. milk (enough to moisten). Mix eggs, oil, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, baking powder, & soda. Add flour, apples, milk, nuts. Mix till all is blended. 





Pour into (non-stick if you have them) loaf pans that have been generously sprayed with cooking spray, so bread won't stick. Sprinkle the top of each loaf with 1 t. sugar. (Makes a fancy looking wonderful top crust; I do on all my quick bread recipes). Pour into two 8"x4" loaf pans and bake for about 50 min or til tests done when a toothpick inserted comes out clean. 


 Over the top goodness, plenty sweet enough, and so much healthier for you with half the fat and 1/3 less cholesterol. Also, I used smaller pans (5 3/4" x 3" x 2 1/8"), cause it takes less baking time. I baked them for 35 - 40 min. or until tested done with toothpick. Makes 3 to 4 loaves, depending on how high of a loaf you want. I double this recipe and make 7, so can freeze & give away some.

Get the recipe here >> Cinnamon Apple Bread @ thehappierhomemaker.com

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