Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Apple Fritter Bread

This has been on my pinterest board for a while now. I am a big fan of apple fritters and they are usually my go to at the bakery near our town. They are so soft and flaky - yumm.... maybe I need to take a trip to the bakery soon! :) So, when Teacher Appreciation Week came along and I was looking for a fun bread recipe to go with my slogan "There's no "breader" teacher than you." I came along with one and knew that this was my chance to try it. To quote my 4 year old "Oh My G-O-S-H!" this stuff was the bomb! I made these into mini loaves and sent 2 loaves per teacher which left me with a couple left over. I honestly had to bag it up because I kept going back for more and more! I will DEFINITELY be making this recipe again, probably sooner than later!

Apple Fritter Bread
(Recipe found at thebakingchocolatess.com via Pinterest)

1/3 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2/3 cup white sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup milk
2 apples, peeled and chopped (any kind), mixed with 2 tablespoons granulated sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 cup of powdered sugar
1-3 tablespoons of milk or cream- (depending on thickness of glaze wanted)

Preheat oven to 350. Use a 9x5 or 4 mini loaf pans and spray with non-stick spray. Mix brown sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl. Set aside. In another medium-sized bowl, beat white sugar and butter together using an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time, until blended in; add in vanilla extract. Combine flour and baking powder together in another bowl and add into creamed butter mixture and stir until blended. Mix milk into batter until smooth. Pour half the batter into the prepared loaf pan; add half the apples and half the brown sugar/cinnamon mixture. Lightly pat apple mixture into batter. Pour the remaining batter over apple layer and top with remaining apples and brown sugar/cinnamon mixture. Lightly pat apples into batter; swirl brown sugar mixture through apples using knife or spoon. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean, approximately 50-60 minutes. To make glaze, mix powdered sugar and milk or cream together until well mixed. Let cool for about 15 minutes before drizzling with glaze.

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