Friday, September 22, 2006

Healthy Cooking: Chunky Apple Bread

While sitting in the airport for 3 hours the other night waiting for my plane to arrive from Dallas. Can I have one tangent here. If I'm in Chicago and I'm flying to Boston, but the plane I'm flying on is stuck in Dallas due to bad weather, why in God's name do I have to wait for that freaking plane. Doesn't the airline have any other planes that they could put us on. Why make a plane full off people, who's flight was supposed to be at 6:00, wait until 9:30 to board a plane. Why, you'd think that they could get us another plane. That's all I'm saying.

While I was waiting for my plane to arrive from the longhorn state, you could say I had more than enough time to browse the local book and magazine store. I came across a magazine called Healthy Living, it was really great and loaded with fall inspired baking recipes. This recipe is from that magazine. My hope is to make a lot of the recipes highlighted in the magazine because they all seemed so healthy and tasty.

I don't think that I let this bake enough, I really think it needed 5 more minutes, but it was still delicious, and without butter, oil or eggs in the bread it really is super healthy and easy to make. Do yourself a favor, make this bread, it is really wonderful in the morning all toasty and warm.

2C flour
1/2C brown sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp cinnamon
3/4C unsweetened applesauce
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
2C peeled and chopped golden delicious apples

Preheat oven to 325F. Lightly spray an 8 x 4 in loaf pan with non fact cooking spray.

In a large bowl combine flour, brown sugar, baking soda/powder and cinnamon. Stir in applesauce and vanilla and mix until dry ingredients are moistened. Fold in apples.
Spread batter into prepared pan and bake for 50 minutes or until knife inserted into the center comes out clean. Makes 10 servings.

Per serving:140 calories, 3g protein, 32g carbs, 2g fiber, .33g fat, .05g saturated fat, 91mg sodium, 0mg cholesterol


wheresmymind said...

United is totally the way to fly to Chicago to/from many flights :)

Anonymous said...

I love this bread and it is super healthy I used whole wheat flour and added a teaspoon of nutmeg. It turned out wonderful. I finally have a good recipe for apple bread. Thank you so much for posting this.

JB said...

You are welcome. This reminds me, I need to start thinking of variations for this recipe come fall.

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ggowan said...

I made it into 19 "muffins" by baking at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes. They didn't rise at all, but they were very enjoyable. I used white whole wheat flour and added 3/4 tsp nutmeg. Used liners for the muffin tins.

StephanieEV said...

i ripped this recipe out of a magazine over a year ago and i use it all the time! last time i made it, i used half whole wheat and half buckwheat flour- and also added fresh cranberries- SO yummy. i think it might've been a LITTLE too healthy for my boyfriend so he put a little butter on each slice, can't go wrong with that.
i don't think that magazine is in publication anymore, is it? i can't find a website or anything.

JB said...

Hey Stephanie - It looks like the Healthy Living Magazine is now coupled with a magazine called Taste of Home. Here is a link.

Is this what you were remembering?