I've always been a sucker for quick-breads.
And I know they're unhealthy, but I just can't help it! They're delicious, seasonal... and you can MAKE them healthy!
This bread is the bomb, not only because you have a lot less dishes to do after you're done, but because it's healthy, high in protein, low in sugar, and ummm... quick bread!
My husband and I went to the apple orchard the other day and well... have enough apples to make dozens of loaves. Challenge accepted! But look forward to seeing more posts with other apple recipe options. Perhaps donuts :-D protein balls, breakfast cookies, skinny pancakes? The options are endless!
ONE-BOWL APPLE BREAD
// makes 1 loaf //
1/2 cup vanilla siege's yogurt
6 tbsp natural cane sugar
2-3 tbsp olive oil
1 1/2 cup peeled and shredded apple (about 2 small-medium apples)
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup rolled oats
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
Preheat your oven to 350ºF (176ºC) and grease a 9x5 loaf pan.
Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs and mix in the yogurt, sugar, vanilla, olive oil and half the shredded apple until well combined.
Into the same bowl, stir in the oats, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Add in the flour and give it a few good stirs until adding in the remaining shredded apple. Fold everything gently until completely combined
*I added some almond milk here so the bread wouldn't be so dense. Use your discretion here! It shouldn't be too watery but shouldn't feel like cookie batter either.
Transfer the batter to your loaf pan and spread it out evenly. Bake for about 30 minutes, or until a toothpick/knife comes out of the loaf cleanly. I bake mine in my toaster oven, so it tends to bake quicker. If you use a standard/kitchen oven, you will likely need to bake closer to 45 minutes.
*Take a peak about halfway through and make sure the top isn't burning. At this time I tended to top it with foil to avoid over-browning.
Remove the loaf from the oven when done baking and allow it to cool before removing it.