Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Pumpkin Apple Bread

Ohmehgerd!  The first pumpkin recipe of the year!  And it is pretty exciting.  I am eating right now.  This may be one of the best quick bread I have ever made.  Bonus, it is pretty healthy.  The chunks of apple give it such a nice texture.  I think a sweet apple with a firm texture is the best for this:  gala, fuji, breaburn.  Use whatever your favorite is though.  Stay away from softer apples like delicious, because they will turn very mushy while baking  I threw some chia seeds in the batter, basically because I just needed to use the damn things up.
smeared w/ Bruegger's Pumpkin Cream Cheese

Pumpkin Apple Bread
1 2/3 C whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
2 eggs
1/2 C + 1 Tbsp unsweetened applesauce
1 Tbsp vegetable oil
3/4 C sugar
1/4 C honey
1/4 C water
~1 C pumpkin puree (half of a 15 oz can)
1 med apple, chopped
1/2 C pecans, chopped
1/4 C chia seeds (optional)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp clove
1/4 tsp nutmeg

   Combine all ingredients except flour and baking soda.  Slowly work in flour and baking soda.
   Pour into a greased 9x5 loaf pan.
   Bake at 350 deg F for 60-70 minutes, until a wooden toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
   1 loaf.  Serves about 10.

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