Apple Fritter Bread
 
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 and ½ cups all purpose flour or half all purpose and half white whole wheat
  • 1 and ¾ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil or butter, softened
  • ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt or vegetable oil or butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 and ½ tsp. vanilla
  • ½ cup milk or almond milk
  • Brown Sugar Mixture:
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • Apple Mixture:
  • 2 apples, peeled and chopped
  • 2 Tb. sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • Optional icing:
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1-3 Tb. milk
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray a 9x5 pan with cooking spray.
  3. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  4. If using butter, beat the butter and sugar together until blended. If using oil, just mix the oil and sugar thoroughly in a large bowl with a fork.
  5. Add eggs. Mix until blended. Add vanilla.
  6. Alternate adding the flour and milk into the mixture - always begin and end with flour. So, ⅓ flour mixture, ½ milk, ⅓ flour, ½ milk and rest of flour. Do not overmix. Just combine together and quit stirring.
  7. Now that the flour bowl is empty, you can make mix the brown sugar and cinnamon together.
  8. The apple mixture should be blended as well.
  9. Pour half of the bread batter into your prepared loaf pan. Add half the apples and half the brown sugar mix. Press down slightly. Add the remaining bread batter. Add the rest of the apples and brown sugar mix. Press down slightly. For optional swirls, drag a butter knife slowly through the bread in a snake like motion without touching the bottom of the pan.
  10. Bake 50-70 minutes. After the first 40 minutes, I placed foil on top to keep the top from becoming too brown. Test with a toothpick in the center for doneness - it should come out cleanly. Cool in the pan for about 30 minutes and then cool on a wire rack.
  11. For the icing, simply add the powdered sugar to a bowl. Mix just enough milk to it in order to get the consistency you like. I like it the consistency of honey. Drizzle onto cooled bread.
Notes
**Recommendation** Whenever baking with fruit, I always place a cookie sheet underneath what I am baking. This way if any juices ooze out, they will not burn into your stove. I did not have any oozing, but this is just a general good rule to follow.

Adapted from Lui in Cucina
Recipe by Whisk Together at http://www.whisktogether.com/2015/09/29/apple-fritter-bread/