The first apple recipe of the season that I conquered was an Apple Walnut Bread. I chose this recipe because I knew I had all the ingredients and because I got a craving for apples and walnuts after seeing so many great recipes on Pinterest. I made minor changes to the recipe, used a Golden Delicious apple, and halved the recipe (below). The end product was so good! We ate slices of the bread with and without butter and I think I preferred the buttered slices because it made me feel like the fall season inside. Even more surprising to me was that Alex liked it; he usually doesn't like anything I've tinkered with to make healthier.
Apple Walnut Bread
Source: Slightly adapted from On Sutton Place
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg 1 tsp vanilla
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 Tbsp ground flaxseed
1 medium apple, chopped
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Prepare one medium loaf pan or 2 small pans by spraying them with non-stick cooking spray.
Beat together first 4 ingredients. Add the dry ingredients mixing well and scraping sides of the bowl.
Fold in the apples and the nuts. Pour batter into loaf pan(s). Bake for 35-40 min., or until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.
Remove from oven and let sit and cool for 10 minutes. Serve and enjoy!
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