If you are looking for easy apple recipes you’ll want to add this spiced apple bread to the meal plan this week.
Apples are everywhere in September especially at the farmer’s markets where you can buy bushels for a reasonable price.
Also, with the Fall season around the corner apples are waiting to picked from the trees so now is a good time to harvest them.
Now that the leaves are falling to the ground and seasons are changing this spiced apple bread is the perfect dessert.
Our kids love to pack mini spiced apple bread in their lunch for a snack at school or for a speedy breakfast in the morning.
Quick breads have long been a favourite in many households not only because they are easy on the budget but they are fast to make.
Apple Pie Filling Spiced Apple Bread
I’m a huge fan of apples and since I had a spare can of apple pie filling in my pantry I decided to create this spiced apple bread.
Typically I would make homemade apple pie filling or apple sauce which you can do or you can use this shortcut that I’m taking to use up a pantry item so it doesn’t go to waste.
You could call it an apple pie bread because it has all the makings of an apple pie apart from a buttery crust.
If you don’t have apple pie filling in your cupboard like me you can easily substitute with a homemade spiced apple sauce.
How To Make Homemade Apple Sauce For Apple Bread
Making a simple apple sauce is so easy when you have extra apples you need to use up.
The best apple sauce will always include a variety of apples instead of just one variety.
If you are able to mix up your apples when making apple sauce you will find a significant taste and texture difference.
All you do is cut up 4 apples into chunks, add a bit of water to a saucepan, 1/4 cup of sugar, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 2 tablespoons of spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg and let it reduce.
Once the apple sauce has reduced mash with a fork to make a chunky apple sauce or a processor to make smooth apple sauce.
It will happen fairly quickly and before you know it you will have about 2 cups of spiced apple sauce.
Now you can use your homemade apple sauce in place of the canned apple sauce that I used for this apple bread.
Harvesting Fall Bounty And Preserving
Now that the bountiful gardens of Fall are upon us that means I am busy pickling, freezing and canning so we are stocked up for the winter months.
I am very thankful to all my friends who know that I will take any fruits or vegetables off their hands when they can no longer handle the harvest of their own gardens.
We have already dug up potatoes and onions from our garden and are awaiting the turnips to get their first frost.
After the first frost turnips are at their sweetest and perfect to eat and harvest.
This week I received a huge box full of corn and cucumbers from my friend’s mother.
Related: How to make homemade cucumber relish
My hands will be full freezing and pickling but it’s worth it not only for our grocery budget but to get the taste of summer through the winter months.
I have even started on harvesting the parsley and basil too just like Mr. CBB, nothing goes to waste.
How To Make Spiced Apple Bread
This spiced apple bread recipe is great for a snack or to be frozen for a later date when you get unexpected guests at the door on those cold winter evenings and they need warming up.
I like the apple bread for the kid’s breakfast along with a nice hot mug of hot chocolate or to pack in their lunch for school.
It’s a nice change for the family instead of having cereal or a cooked breakfast.
- 2 eggs
- 2⅔ cup apple pie filling
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 3 cups flour
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Topping Ingredients
- ½ cup extra fine sugar (caster)
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ cup rolled oats
- Beat egg, apple pie filling and mayonnaise in a large bowl with whisk until well blended.
- Mix remaining ingredients in a separate bowl. (except the toppings ingredients).
- Add to Apple filling mixture, stir until just moistened.
- Grease baking tins and pour the mixture in.
- Mix all of the topping ingredients together and lightly sprinkle on top.
- If you are using loaf tins bake for 1hr. If you are using the mini pans cook for ½ hour.
- When ready insert toothpick to ensure it comes out clean
- Let cool slightly for about 10mins then place on cooling racks.
- Once completely cooled these can be placed in freezer bags and frozen until needed.
The best part about making apple bread with all of these wonderful spices is the aroma that spreads throughout the house.
You won’t be disappointed and you’ll be drooling just waiting for a slice.
What other spices would you add to your apple bread recipe?
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