Apple Cinnamon Bread
Even though I’m not a huge fan of fall, I do love all the fall foods. Yes, I’m super basic when it comes to my pumpkin spice lattes and sweaters. I love all things apple - apple crisp, apple pie, apple crumble, you name it! I’ve been in the mood to make bread lately, not sure why, but it’s exceeding expectations. In hopes of finding a fall bread, I had the brilliant idea to combine my favorite ingredients into a recipe.
Cinnamon comes from the Cinnamomum tree and dates back to being used in Ancient Egypt. To form powder, the inner bark of the tree is extracted and dried. It shrivels up into curled sticks that can be ground down into a powdered substance. There are many health benefits to cinnamon which is why it is so largely scene in the health and fitness area.
Some health benefits of Cinnamon:
Packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammation properties
Increases insulin sensitivity which regulates metabolism and energy use
Reduce heart disease risk factors
Reduces blood sugar levels
My new fall favorite! This bread tastes like apple crisp in slice form. It is sweet and the topping has a little crunch to it. Greek yogurt and apple sauce keep the bread nice and moist (yes, I hate that word but it is the best way to describe it!), while the chopped apples add to the texture. I’m a HUGE fan of this recipe and it is 100% husband approved. Serve this at all your fall parties and it’ll be a hit!
Apple Crumble Topping:
½ c rolled oats
1 TBSP coconut oil, melted
1 TBSP honey
pinch of sea salt
Apple Cinnamon Bread
1 apple diced
2 cup rolled oats
½ cup vanilla protein (sub 1/2 c rolled oats)
1 TBSP stevia
2 tsp cinnamon
1 ½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
½ cup unsweetened applesauce
¼ cup honey
3 TBSP coconut oil, melted
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 350.
Spray a bread pan with coconut or olive oil.
Place all ingredients (except the apple) in a food processor and pulse until well blended.
Mix in the diced apple.
Pour batter into bread pan.
Mix together the topping and crumble on top of bread batter.
Bake for ~35 mins - Tastes best when slightly undercooked. Cool slightly before cutting and serving. Store in refrigerator.