Apple Cinnamon Loaf

If you love any classic Apple and Cinnamon treat you will absolutely love this amazing loaf!!

This is a great loaf to make anytime and in my quest to use up as many of the apples we have growing, I figured this was a great option to use up a few anyways! I love using apples when baking they provide extra moisture to any recipe and are packed with great flavour even if you not a huge apple fan.

This is quite a simple recipe to follow, it is not your average “bread” it is more of a pound cake consistency as it is a very heavy batter. It is pretty close to just a regular white cake mixture, but not as airy. Then with the added flavours of apple and cinnamon it just turns into a great snack.

With school starting right away it is worth noting that this would be prefect for kids lunches for a snack, or a quick breakfast.

First you want to start with your loaf pan, use shortening to grease the sides and the bottom. Then spoon a couple teaspoons of flour and cover the entire pan, shake out any excess flour and set aside. This will defiantly help in your loaf not sticking to the edges, basically the same technique you would use to make a cake in a cake pan.

This bakes in a 350*F oven, for about 40-50 minutes, or until a tooth pick inserted comes out clean and your top is a dark golden colour.

For the ingredients you will need:

  • An apple
  • Egg
  • Butter
  • White sugar
  • Brown sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Vanilla
  • Milk
  • Flour

You want to start by getting a small bowl and combining your cinnamon and brown sugar together – set aside.

Cinnamon and Brown Sugar Mixture

Then you will need a stand mixer or electric hand mixer for the next step. You want to first combine, the white sugar and butter together until you have a fluffy creamy mixture. You may need to scrape down the sides of the bowl to ensure everything is being incorporated well.

Creamed – Butter and Sugar Mixture

Once you have a creamy mixture with butter and sugar, you will starting adding your eggs, one at a time. Making sure that each one is mixed well. Then add vanilla.

Then on medium/low speed add flour and baking powder, until well combined. Then add milk and mix until smooth.

In your load pan, divided your batter in half and place half into the pan and spread evenly out.

Add a small amount of your brown sugar cinnamon mixture to the batter and the cover with half the apples and sprinkle again lightly with brown sugar cinnamon mixture. Lightly press the apples down into the batter, you can swirl into the batter if you like – personally I prefer a cake bottom layer with a nice solid layer of apples.

Raisin Variation:

  • If you like raisins and want to add a few to your apples, go ahead and do that while putting the apples down.
  • Another way you can try which is also great – mix a few raisins in your batter and have little pops of raisins throughout your loaf.

Take the remaining batter and smooth over the brown sugar mixture, add remaining apples and brown sugar mixture and press firmly into the batter. Then take a spoon and mix lightly to bring some of the batter to the surface. Make a some what swirl motion so lightly combine together.

Place into your pre heated oven for 40-50 minutes checking periodically in-between until you get a dark golden top and the sides are pulling away from the pan. Confirm it is baked by sticking a tooth pick into the centre of the loaf and when it comes out clean it is ready to come out!

Allow to cool of the counter until you are able to safely touch the sides of the pan, take a butter knife and run it along the edge of the pan between the loaf to loosen (this should not take much effort at all) Take a plated place it upside down on the loaf pan and flip over, the loaf should come out nicely. Then flip again with another plate and bring right side up.

Apple Cinnamon Loaf

Prep Time: 20 Minutes Bake Time: 40-50 Minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 Cups Apples, cut into chunks
  • Shortening & 2 teaspoons flour for greasing loaf pan
  • 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Cup Salted Butter – Soften to room temperature (if using unsalted butter add 1/2 teaspoon of salt)
  • 2/3 Cups of White Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 1/2 Cups Flour
  • 1 3/4 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Cups Milk

Directions:

  1. Pre- heat oven to 350*F
  2. With shortening, grease loaf pan, add 2 teaspoons of flour and spread evenly – shake out excess and set pan aside.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together brown sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.
  4. In large mixing bowl, whip butter and white sugar until creamy and fluffy.
  5. Add eggs 1 at a time until well blended for each. Add vanilla mix until well combined.
  6. Add flour and baking powder and mix until well combined.
  7. Mix in milk and mix until well incorporated.
  8. Take half the batter and add to load pan, spreading evenly – lightly sprinkle brown sugar mixture, then add half the apples and add half of the remaining brown sugar mixture to the top of the apples and press firmly down.
  9. Add the remaining batter, layer apples and the remainder of the brown sugar mixture. Press down firmly. Use a spoon to lightly swirl the apples into the top layer of the batter.
  10. Place in preheated oven and allow to bake for 40-50 minutes or until tooth pick comes out clean.
  11. Allow to cool. Use a knife to run along the edges of the pan, put a plate onto the top of the pan and flip pan onto the plate to remove loaf. Place another plate on the loaf an flip again to bring right side up.
  12. Slice into 3/4 inch pieces when ready to eat, otherwise keep covered.

Enjoy!!!!

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