Apple Pie Bread

Apple pie is delicious on its own but when you transform it into bread form with layers of apples mixed with cinnamon and sugar it some how manages to get better!!

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Start by beating sugar and butter together with an electric mixer. Once they are mixed together and creamy add eggs and vanilla.

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In a separate bowl combine brown sugar and cinnamon. In a third bowl, mix together flour and baking soda.

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Combine the flour and baking soda mixture into the butter mixture. Mix in slowly until all of the flour mixture is incorporated. Then add the milk.

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Grease and flour a loaf pan. Pour half of the batter into the pan and put the other half to the side. Gently put half the apples and half the cinnamon sugar mixture into the loaf pan and press down slightly.

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Add the remaining batter to the pan. On top of the batter add the rest of the apples and cinnamon sugar mixture.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes.

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Apple Pie Bread
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Ingredients
  1. 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  2. 1/2 cup butter, softened
  3. 2 eggs
  4. 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  5. 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  6. 1 3/4 teaspoons baking soda
  7. 1/3 cup brown sugar
  8. 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  9. 1/2 cup milk
  10. 2 apples, peeled, cored and chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Grease and flour a loaf pan(9x5)
  3. Beat granulated sugar and butter in an electric mixer until creamy.
  4. Beat in the eggs and vanilla extract.
  5. In a separate bowl combine the flour and baking soda. In another bowl combine brown sugar and cinnamon.
  6. Mix the flour mixture into the butter mixture until fully incorporated.
  7. Beat the milk into the batter.
  8. Pour half of the batter into the loaf pan. Place half of the apples and cinnamon sugar mixture into the loaf pan. Add in the remaining batter and top with the rest of the apples and cinnamon sugar mixture.
  9. Bake for 30-40 minutes.
Notes
  1. I used whole wheat flour but all purpose flour would work as well!
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Banana Bread

You bought bananas last week when you went to the store but now they are starting to get bruised and you do not want to eat them but that does not mean that you have to waste them. Put those bruised bananas to good use and make banana bread!! Banana bread is one of my favorite things to make because it is something the entire family enjoys. 

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First, cream together the butter and sugar. 

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Then add the eggs and mix until completely combined. While the eggs are mixing in, combine flour and baking soda in a separate bowl.

Once combined mix into batter.

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Next mix in the bananas and nuts.

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Pour batter into a loaf pan greased and floured. Then add sugar and nuts to the top. Bake at 350 degrees for an hour. 

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Banana Bread
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Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup butter, softened
  2. 1 cup + 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  3. 2 eggs
  4. 2 cups flour
  5. 2 teaspoons baking soda
  6. 3 bananas
  7. 1/4 cups +1 teaspoon pecans, chopped (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Grease and flour grease loaf pan
  3. Cream butter and 1 cup sugar together in mixer
  4. Mix in eggs
  5. Combine flour and baking soda in a separate bowl
  6. Mix in the flour mixture
  7. Mix in bananas and nuts
  8. Pour into loaf pan and add remaining sugar and nuts to the top of the banana bread
  9. Bake for one hour. The bread will be cooked completely when a toothpick comes out clean
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