It’s cold and rainy and gloomy. I’m not complaining though. Why? Because this weather gives me a reason to make delicious comforting sweet bread. And I also wanted something to go with a hot cup of coffee.
Like a rich coffee cake, this bread is so dense and soft in the centre it’s almost gooey and that is because of the layer of chopped apples with sugar and cinnamon. I also added more nutmeg (it’s so fragrant and wonderful!) than is usually called for in most spiced recipes but if you’re not a fan of nutmeg you can use a pinch. This would be perfect for Christmas. And breakfast.
Sweet Cinnamon Apple Bread
Makes one scrumptious loaf
1/4 cup white sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 apple, peeled and chopped into small pieces
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 cup milk
2 1/2 tbsp oil…I used peanut but vegetable would work too.
2 tbsp apple sauce…I used unsweetened
Preheat oven to 350F/176C. In a small bowl mix the white sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and apple bits and set aside. In a large bowl mix the rest of the ingredients. In a greased 9″x 5″ loaf pan pour half the batter. Sprinkle the apple cinnamon mixture on top and then pour the rest of the batter over that. Bake for about 45 to 50 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Easy!