Apple Bread Recipe AND Chewy Granola Bars Recipe

by Raylene on January 5, 2011 · 0 comments

I’ve had a few friends asking about a couple of recipes that I make OFTEN! I just kept forgetting to sit down and share them, so, FINALLY, here they are!

Apple Bread
makes 1 loaf

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp baking soda
2 cups finely chopped apples, peeled and cored
1/4 tsp salt
2 large eggs
1/2 cup melted butter or margarine
2 tbsp sour milk or buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla extract

1. Position the rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 350F.  Lightly grease and flour a 9 1/4 x 5 1/4 x 2 3/4 inch loaf pan.

2. In a large bowl, blend together the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt and apples.  In a medium bowl, beat the eggs until foamy before beating in the butter, milk, and vanilla extract.  Combine the two mixtures, blending until the dry ingredients are moistened.

3.  Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 55 to 60 minutes, or until a cake tester or wooden toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean and the top of the loaf is golden brown.  Remove the pan from the oven and invert onto a wire rack to cool for 5 to 10 minutes before removing from the pan.

Serving suggestion: serve with apple butter! 🙂

(This recipe is double-able, that is, you can double it to make 2 loaves.  We do all the time!)

adapted from: 1001 Muffins, Biscuits, Doughnuts, Pancakes, Waffles, Popovers, Fritters, Scones and Other Quick Breads.  by Gregg R. Gillespie (c) 1998 Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers

I have no pictures of apple bread…. We make it all the time, but it’s eaten faster than I can take a picture! LOL!  Everywhere I take it, this recipe for apple bread is a HUGE hit!

Chewy Granola Bars

4 1/2 cups rolled oats
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
2/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup honey
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 cups miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 325F.  Lightly grease one 9x13in pan.

In a large mixing bowl combine the oats, flour, baking soda, vanilla, butter or margarine, honey and brown sugar.  Stir in the chocolate chips.

Lightly press mixture into the prepared pan.  Bake at 325F for 18 to 22 minutes or until golden brown.  Let cool for 10 minutes then cut into bars.  Let bars cool completely in pan before removing or serving.

Variation – add assorted chips (butterscotch, etc.), raisins, nuts, etc… in place of the chocolate chips.

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