My house smells amazing right now, and I’m getting new neighbors (I promise these two thoughts are connected). My old neighbors moved back home to Georgia, which is really sad because they were some of the best neighbors you could ask for. With new neighbors on the way, I decided to bake a “Welcome to the Neighborhood” gift. I picked a new recipe from one of my Pinterest boards, and like any decent neighbor, I made a loaf for us first to try it out. It would be rude not to, right? Well, this Apple Pie Bread is fantastic and I’m betting it’s going to become a staple around my house.
1/4 Cup Browned Butter
1/4 Cup Applesauce
1 Cup Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla
2 Cups Shredded Apple (I used 2 large Honeycrisp apples, but use your favorite!)
2 Cups Flour
2 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Sea Salt
1 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 Cup packed Light Brown Sugar
3 Tbsp Flour
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 Cup Whole Oats
2 Tbsp Cold Butter
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9×5 loaf pan.
- In a small saucepan, brown the butter over medium high heat. Make sure you are stirring constantly! I missed this instruction the first time around (twice), and ended up burning a whole stick of butter. Oops. When the butter is slightly browned and aromatic, set it aside.
- In large mixing bowl, combine the browned butter and sugar. Add the eggs, vanilla, applesauce, and shredded apples and mix.
- In another bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Add half to the apple mixture and mix. Then add the other half of the flour mixture and mix ONLY until it’s all combined. I had my mixer on a low setting for this step so I didn’t end up with a flour-coated counter.
- Pour batter into your loaf pan.
- In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, flour and cinnamon.
- Cut the butter into small pieces and add to flour mixture using a pastry cutter or hand mixture on low. Mix until you have small, crumbly pieces.
- Add oats and mix in.
- Sprinkle over the top of the batter.
- Bake the loaf for 60-70 minutes on 350. Let cool for 10 minutes before removing from the loaf pan to finish cooling. The topping is pretty crumbly, so be sure to remove the loaf over a cutting board or plate.
How yummy does this look?!?!?! It tastes even better! You could also probably add some nutmeg to give it even more of a fall flavor. Try it out and let me know what you think! Find and follow me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and tag me in your pictures #prekandprosecco