Apple Quick Bread


 
This ingredient list looks long, but the bread really goes together very quickly. Try it for a great breakfast on the run. Grate the apples over a bowl and add the apples plus the juice that results to the batter.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/4 cups peeled, grated apples (about 2 medium apples)
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 2-1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1-2 Tbsp. milk

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine butter, oil, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and 2 tsp. vanilla in a large bowl and beat until light and fluffy. Add eggs and beat until blended. Add grated apples and pecans. Mix together flour, soda, salt and cinnamon and add alternately with the buttermilk and applesauce to the apple mixture.Pour batter into a 9×5″ pan that has been sprayed with baking spray containing flour. Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes or until bread tests done when tested with a toothpick. Meanwhile, mix powdered sugar, 1 tsp. vanilla, and milk in a small bowl. Remove bread from pan when done, place on wire rack, and drizzle glaze over warm bread.

Note: The batter is thick, but be sure that you carefully measure flour by scooping it into the measuring cup with a spoon, then level with the back of a knife. Do NOT scoop the flour out of the bag with the measuring cup. That can result in adding 25% more flour to the recipe, making your baked goods tough and dry.

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