Friday, March 06, 2009
Just okay apple bread
Apple-Cinnamon Oatmeal Bread
Blue Ribbon USA Copyright 2007
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 cup chunky applesauce
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 packets instant apple cinnamon oatmeal (single serving size)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease and flour a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in applesauce, cinnamon and one packet oatmeal. Stir in the eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition. Mix in the baking soda and flour. Pour batter into prepared pan and sprinkle with remaining packet of oatmeal.
Bake in preheated oven for 60 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean.
I had some packets of instant apple-cinnamon oatmeal that no one was every going to eat and I also had a cup of chunky applesauce leftover from something so this recipe seemed perfect.
It was good, in that lower-fat sort of way. The oatmeal on top got way too dark, burned actually. I suspect my oven may be on it's last legs but I'm not sure if that was the problem. Little bits of apple and oats are bound to darken at 350 degrees for an hour. No problem, I just brushed most of the topping right off.
This wasn't anything that special that I would go out of my way to make it again. There are too many other apple bread recipes out there. This recipe supposedly won a blue ribbon at a fair in Rhode Island (that is the theme of this cookbook).
I registered my son for kindergarten yesterday. I'm sad but looking forward to having one less child in daycare, especially after paying my grocery bill last night. Yikes! I bought 2 packages of diapers, a package of Underjams, a large bag of baby wipes and our first can of formula (bought just in case since my milk supply is dwindling). That stuff adds up! They aren't exactly groceries (besides the formula) but it still bothers me when I spend so much.
Question of the Day: Do you remember registering for kindergarten? I have the vaguest recollection (it was a LONG time ago) but it was very similar to my son's experience yesterday.