Stir up a quick bread filled with fresh apples and walnuts. Add a little kick with some rum and you have a delicious and light Spiked Apple Bread with walnuts for breakfast or snack.
Spiked Apple Bread with Walnuts, doesn’t the name just have a great ring to it? This is the perfect Fall treat and a healthy one. This was another recipe I made with apples we got at the Hendersonville, NC Apple Festival. What a fantastic spur of the moment stop that was. I love going to festivals especially if there are crafts. Although I am not crafty. I really wish I were but I don’t have the patience. Instead I love to go to festivals or craft fairs and see all the beautiful wreaths and holiday decorations.
This time of year in our area, there is a craft fair every weekend. We try to hit a few of them. My favorite is the Duluth, GA Fall Festival. There is one lady who is there every year. I’ve bought a few of her wreaths and holiday decorations through the years. Of course, one of the reasons I love the festival, is to have lunch at Park Cafe. They do a trio of dips with fried pita bread. Oh yes, it is delicious. The fried pita is sprinkled with parmesan, salt, pepper and parsley. It is definitely a decadent treat. This time their trio of dips were Pimento Cheese (outrageously good), baked Vidalia onion dip and artichoke spinach dip. There is always enough to take home for a late afternoon snack.
We always seem to plan around food. When I planned a recent get away weekend to Greenville, SC, I looked at what kind of food town it was. After the hotel reservation, dinner reservations were the next on the list. I am looking forward to some delicious food and inspiration. Greenville is also a great city to be outside. I’m looking forward to all the outside activity to help burn off the calories we are going to consume. If I’m really smart, I’ll eat very cleanly for breakfast and lunch. That way I can indulge for dinner. I am totally siked that the restaurants we choose are farm to table. That means we should have some fantastic veggies too.
I could bake up a batch of this apple bread and take it with us. It’s made with some whole wheat and fresh apples. Greek yogurt adds protein and just a little fat. It’s a treat without any tricks.
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Spiked Apple Bread with Walnuts
- 1 ¼ cups all purpose flour 150 grams
- ¾ cup white whole wheat flour 90 grams
- 1/3 cup brown sugar 90 grams
- 2 tbsp Domino sugar-stevia mix or an additional ¼ cup granulated sugar 20 grams
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp kosher Salt
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 cup grated apple I did not peel mine, about 2 medium, squeezed dry
- ¼ cup chopped Walnuts
- 1 cup 2% fat Greek yogurt
- ½ cup eggbeaters or 2 eggs
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- ½ tsp apple extract optional
- 2 tbsp spiced rum
- 3 tbsp confectioners sugar
- 2 tsp Spiced Rum if you don’t want to use alcohol, try vanilla extract or apple cider
Preheat oven to 350°.
Coat 8 x 4 loaf pan with cooking spray.
In a large bowl, mix together all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, sugar, sugar/stevia, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. (Reserve 2 tbsp of flour mixture)
In a medium bowl, mix together yogurt, eggbeaters and apple extract, if using.
In a small bowl, toss grated apple and walnuts with 2 tbsp. reserved flour.
Fold yogurt mixture into flour mixture. Stir to combine completely.
Fold in apple mixture until just combined.
Pour into loaf pan.
Bake for about 50 minutes to 1 hour, until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Set on wire rack. Using a toothpick, prick holes all over the top of the bread. Brush on 1 tbsp. spiced rum.
Let cool for 10 minutes. Take bread out of pan and place upside down on wire rack. Poke holes in the bottom of the bread and brush on another tbsp. of rum.
Let cool completely.
Place a piece of wax paper under wire rack.
Mix together confections sugar and rum.
Drizzle over the bread.
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