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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Pantry Cookies

Today is my first post in my blog and I decided the best way to start was with a recipe that includes one of my favorite ingredients, CHOCOLATE!

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Pantry cookies have become a must have in our house, it’s finally something that we can all agree on eating!! Whether it is my dad and brother taking them to eat in their lunches or my mom and I snacking on some for dessert, they get eaten quickly. Besides that it is made with ingredients that can be found in most pantries!!

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First step is to to cream together butter, brown sugar, white sugar and peanut butter. Next add an egg as well as an egg yolk and vanilla. Once these ingredients are mixed in the dough should be creamy. Now mix together flour baking soda and salt in a separate bowl. Slowly add the flour mixture into the dough until it is entirely incorporated.

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Mix in the oats. After the oats are mixed in, put in your milk and dark chocolate chips and peanut butter chips.

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Make balls of dough that are roughly one tablespoon each and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 10-12 minutes.

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Pantry Cookies 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened (1 1/2 sticks)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 egg and 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cups oats
  • 1 12oz bag peanut butter/chocolate chips
  • 1 6oz bag dark chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Whisk together flour, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl.
  3. In a mixing bowl, cream the butter, sugars, and peanut butter.
  4. Add the egg and egg yolk to the mixing bowl. Add the vanilla and mix the dough.
  5. Add the flour mixture until completely incorporated.
  6. Mix in the oats.
  7. Mix in the peanut butter/chocolate chips and dark chocolate chips.
  8. Bake for 10 minutes.