Good Mornin’ Folks! In case you missed it, I recently shared my recipe for Cranberry Apple Bread over on Heather’s blog. She’s doing an amazing set of posts for “Handmade Christmas,” which also included a little kitchen action.
If you want to see my original guest post, then simply click here.
But in case you’re pressed for time, here’s just the recipe deets for ya!
First things first, you want to get your apples cored, peeled, and chopped. I really do not know any better way to do this than with an apple peeler/corer.
I got one for Christmas one year, and my life was immediately changed for the better. This thing cuts some serious time out of your baking prep…and who doesn’t love that?
Once your apples are all set and lookin’ pretty, it’s time to get crackin’ on the rest of your ingredients.
First, you want to mix together all of your dry ingredients and get them nice and acquainted.
Then, in another bowl, go ahead and whisk together your eggs, oil, and milk.
Then you want to add your wet ingredients in with your dry.
Next up? The star ingredients of this recipe!
Add your cranberries & chopped apples to the batter,
and mix until just incorporated. You don’t want to work out your batter too much!
Now it’s time to get cookin’! Spread your batter evenly into a 9×5 or 8×4 inch loaf pan sprayed thoroughly with non-stick cooking spray.
If you have lots of apples on hand like I often do, go ahead and make a double batch. It can’t hurt!
Before you know it, you’ll end up with the amazing aroma of fresh baked bread roaming through your kitchen, thanks to these fresh baked goodies.
Cranberry Apple Bread
(Makes one loaf, but can easily be doubled)
(Original recipe can be found here)
- 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 1/4 cup milk (cow or almond milk will work fine)
- 2 cups chopped peeled tart apples
- 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda and salt.
In a small bowl, whisk eggs,oil, and milk. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened (batter will be very thick).
Fold in apples, cranberries and walnuts, if using them. Transfer to an 8×4, 9×5, or mini loaf pan(s) coated with non-stick cooking spray.
Bake at 350° for 60-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. ENJOY!
Question for the Day:
Do you like to give away handmade, baked gifts at the holidays? If so, what are your specialties (and how can I get MY hands on ‘em!)