After a trip to the apple orchard, my boyfriend and I were disappointed that they only had raspberries left for picking. Luckily, they still had some bagged apples for sale, and I picked some up on our way out. I decided to try my hand at apple bread using my great grandmothers recipe. I can (almost) assure you, you won’t find anything like this in the blog world and/or Pinterest. The recipe was super easy to follow, and I had all the ingredients on hand (unless you count the apples). The only think I had to go out and buy were bread pans! Not bad!
The first thing I did was chop and peel my apples. Seeing as I almost never eat apples, I don’t have an apple peeler, so I had to rely on a serrated knife. This worked just fine, but it was time consuming. It took me 45 minutes just to chop and peel just over 5 cups of apples!
Next I mixed together oil and sugar. What horrible looking mess does that produce? Check it out below:
After wondering how on earth this becomes bread, I beat in three eggs and vanilla. The mixture became much more, well, appetizing afterwards.
Next all the dry ingredients were mixed together, and then added into the oil-sugar mix. The dough at this point is very sticky. I had my mixer going almost at full power and it was struggling to keep up. I had to hand mix the last bit to make sure the flour mixture was fully combined.
I was a bit worried about how I was going to hand mix the apples in, seeing as it was very thick and hard to work with. The apples though added some extra moisture and the dough became much thinner and easier to work with. Next I greased and floured the pans, and split the dough between the two bread pans. The final touch was sprinkling on a little extra sugar and cinnamon on top.
Pop them in for about an hour at 325 degrees, and you’re left with some amazing bread!
1 cup oil
2 cups sugar
2 tsp vanilla
3 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
4 tsp cinnamon
5-6 cups apples, peeled and chopped
Mix oil and sugar. Add eggs one at a time and beat. Add vanilla. Mix dry ingredients and add to oil-egg mixture. Add apples and mix. Pour into 2 greased and floured loaf pans. Sprinkle with additional cinnamon sugar. Bake 325 degrees for about an hour. Let cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan.