Wednesday, April 28, 2010

WHAT?!?! No sugar?!?!?

I stumbled upon this recipe yesterday and thought is sounded DELICIOUS. Maybe it was the Starbucks mug in the background of the picture that made me want to try it but at any rate, I gave it a go.

I set out all my ingredients and noticed the absence of something that is a baking staple, or so I thought. This apple bread had NO SUGAR!!!!! No lies. No sugar. That said it did turn out a little flat tasting for my liking, like something was missing. I suggest adding any dried fruit, cranberries, dates, apricot or raisins and i think that would do the trick! I will absolutely make this again!

I made a few modifications to the original recipe, my mods are in red

Moist Apple Spice Bread

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cardamom
1/2 tsp ground allspice I was out, Allspice would be wonderful in this recipe
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/3 cup butter, melted and cooled
2 large eggs
1 1/4 cups milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups shredded apples (about 2 apples) I ended up using 4 small
3/4 cup toasted pecans, chopped I did not have pecans in my baking stash

Preheat oven to 350F. Grease and flour a 9×5-inch loaf pan.
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and spices.
In a medium bowl, whisk together melted butter, eggs, milk and vanilla. Pour into flour mixture and stir until partially combined. Add in shredded apples and pecans and continue to mix until all ingredients are well-combined and no streaks of flour remain. Pour into prepared pan.
Bake for about 70-75 minutes, or until bread is golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with only a few moist crumbs attached.
Cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then turn loaf out onto a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container when cool; the bread will keep well for several days.

Enjoy this with a hot cup of coffee or tea to brighten these gloomy April days!

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4 comments:

Housewife Bliss said...

sounds yummy! The one thing I can do is bake pies...still learning on all other cooking fronts, but pie I can do. So glad you are along for the FNF, I am getting a proper button ready, in the mean time if you click on the button on my side bar it will take you to the fact page. All the best, Coryanne

Tracy said...

THAT SOUNDS DELICIOUS! i WILL HAVE TO TRY THIS ONE OUT!

The Double Dipped Life said...

This sounds really good! Thanks for visiting my blog today!

Jenny said...

I wonder if a little honey would have helped. It sounds yummy, though.