Healthy Cinnamon Apple Bread
I baked with applesauce for the first time!! The texture it brings to this cinnamon apple bread is insaneeeee. Don't expect some giant apple flavor to take over your tastebuds, it's pretty subtle but still so sosossoso good. I really love this one because even though one of the main components is apple, there aren't any apple chunks involved in the recipe. I hate apple chunks in any baked good, the texture of this bread is the same as like banana bread/pound cake! Aka, amazingly moist.
If you don't know by now, I have a weird obsession with baking healthy treats. It's usually at the start of a new season when I bake the most. Sooooo, this recipe is actually *vegan* because the applesauce replaces the eggs and I use oat milk instead of cow's milk. It's also gluten free because I used oat flour/gf all purpose flour and then it's nut free too, obviously, no almond flour used in any of my recipes due to my nut allergy! Oh and I used maple syrup instead of sugar so it's naturally sweetened. AHH, SO FUN TO BAKE HEALTHY THINGS THAT STILL TASTE THIS GOOD!
**Everyone's oven works differently and reaches different temperatures at different times so be patient with it and keep checking it throughout the suggested cooking time! It's a little harder for gluten free flour to rise, so if you have options, use a more narrow than wide bread pan.
Also, one more thing. It looks sort of ombre colored and I believe that is because I overdid it with the olive oil I used to brush the sides of the loaf pan. I am always scared that the loaf is gonna stick to the pan so I tend to over do it and that can sometimes lead to the edges of the loaf browning due to the heat and amount of oil seeping into the bread. Just an FYI.
9/23/2020 10:37:43 am
This looks fantastic! Two things... #1 Might I suggest using parchment paper in your loaf pan to prevent sticking and thusly prevent over-browning? And #2 Have you ever used silan (date syrup) as a sugar substitute? It's lower on the glycemic index than maple syrup and is so good. It would give this bread a hint of molasses-y flavor that would be great with the applesauce. Carry on.
9/23/2020 10:48:56 am
Hi! Thank you! I did list parchment paper as an option. When I made this I was out of stock at home. ;)
9/24/2020 07:43:36 pm
Made this tonight and it was SOOOO yummy. How would you suggest storing this?
9/24/2020 07:45:27 pm
So glad to hear that!!! I would cover with tinfoil and can leave at room temperature for a day or two and then transfer to the fridge for like 4-5 more days!
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