Breads · Desserts · Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving)

Apple Cranberry Quick Bread

cab3In today’s episode of Diary of a Sick Woman, I confess to you all that I ate, all by myself, (for all intents and purposes,) this entire loaf of bread in under 36 hours.

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Listen, I’m not proud of it.

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My life is a constant battle between my love of food and my desire to fit into my jeans.  Today, my jeans lost.

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This apple cranberry bread was so good, so moist, so full of cinnamon, that I just couldn’t resist it.  The combination of the sweet apples and the tart cranberries, and the glaze… It was just too much fall perfection to handle like a responsible adult.

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Speaking of cranberries, was there some kind of worldwide cranberry shortage this year? Usually they show up in my grocery stores right around Sept 1st, and this year I couldn’t find them anywhere (and believe me, I looked) until October 8th.

October 8th, you guys! Judas! (I’ve been watching Poldark- SO good.)

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Anyway, try this one. I love breads like this that come together in minutes and taste amazing.  It’ll give you another reason to love this time of year.

Recipe adapted from Taste of Home

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/3 cup of vanilla yogurt (or sour cream)
  • 2 cups chopped peeled tart apples + 3 tbsp sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries + 3 tbsp sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

    Optional Glaze: 1 tbsp softened butter + 1 cup powdered sugar + 1 tsp vanilla + heavy milk or cream until desired drizzling consistency.

Directions:

Peel your apples and dice them into small chunks.  Mix with cinnamon and sugar and set aside.  Mix cranberries with cinnamon and sugar and set aside.

In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda and salt;. In a small bowl, whisk eggs, yogurt, and oil. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened (batter will be very thick).

Fold in apples, cranberries and walnuts.

Transfer to an 8×4-in. loaf pan coated with cooking spray. (I line with a parchment paper sling for easy removal)

Bake at 325° for 60-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.  Top with glaze if desired.  Yield: 1 loaf (16 slices).

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