This recipe was suppose to be donut holes but I decided to turn in my oven and bake since we have had chilly weather. I used all of my ingredients I was going to use in the donut holes. I am glad I went with this bread. It’s incredibly delicious, moist and just perfect for fall.
1 stick of butter, melted
1 cup of sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup real buttermilk
1/2 cup apple cider
1/2 cup applesauce
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 apple, peeled and diced I used Honeycrisp, Granny Smith or Braeburn can be used
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare loaf pan 9″x5″ size with nonstick baking spray.
In a mixing bowl, combine butter and sugar. Blend well. Combine eggs (one at a time), vanilla, buttermilk, apple cider and applesauce.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, salt, baking soda. Whisk to combine. Gradually dry ingredients to wet ingredients.
Peel and dice apple to the batter. Pour into a loaf pan. Sprinkle top with cinnamon sugar. Recipe below.
Bake for 55-60 minutes or until tester comes out clean. Cool and glaze bread.
Cinnamon Sugar Topping Ingredients:
I make own but you can purchase pre-made in the spice isle at the grocery store. If you choose to make your own, I use 1 Tablespoon cinnamon to 1/4 cup sugar. Leftover cinnamon sugar is great on toast.
Apple Cider Glaze:
1/2 cup powder sugar
1 Tablespoon apple cider
Stir to mix an drizzle over cooled bread.