Apple Bread

Moist and full of apples, this bread is a great snack with a piece of Cheddar cheese. You give your family fiber with great flavor from the whole-wheat flour and apples.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 30 minutesTotal: 4 hours 50 minutesDifficulty: Medium


Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 packet (1⁄4 oz.) yeast
  • 3 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 1⁄3 cups warm water
  • 3 Tbsp. soft butter
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1⁄4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 3⁄4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 3⁄4 cups whole-wheat flour
  • 1 cup peeled, chopped apples
  • 1 Tbsp. cinnamon mixed with 1 Tbsp. sugar

Directions

  • Combine yeast, 1⁄2 teaspoon sugar, and 1⁄3 cup water in a bowl. Let sit for 5 minutes.
  • In a mixing bowl combine remaining water, butter, remaining sugar, salt, and baking powder. Mix in the all-purpose flour and then the yeast mixture, with an electric mixer. Add the whole-wheat flour. Knead with a dough hook for 10 minutes.
  • Turn dough into an oiled bowl. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 2 hours, until doubled in bulk.
  • Punch down dough, then roll it into a rectangle. Scatter the apples over the dough and sprinkle them with the cinnamon sugar. Roll into a cylinder and place in an oiled loaf pan. Cover and let it rise in a warm place for 90 minutes, until doubled in size.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Uncover bread and bake for 50 minutes.