Fresh Cinnamon Apple Quick Bread

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Servings - 16   Serving Size - 1/16th of bread   Points Plus per Serving - 4 Points+
Calories - 139.6,   Total Fat - 4.2g,   Carb. - 24g,   Protein - 3.9g,   Fiber - 0.8g

* the easiest way I have found to cut a quick bread into 16 slices is to cut it into 8 slices, then cut each slice in half.  This gives you 16 smaller halves that are thick enough not to fall apart.  Of course, for those not watching their calorie intake, a full-sized piece is fine! 

2 cups all purpose flour (can be half whole wheat pastry flour)
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp kosher salt
2 cups grated apple (peels and cores removed)  ( you can use finely diced apples as well) 
2 large eggs
3/4 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt ( I used Chobani ) 
1/4 cup canola oil
1 TBS lemon juice
1 tsp turbinado sugar for topping (optional)

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Coat one 9"x5"x3" loaf pan with cooking spray. 
2.  In large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, soda, baking powder, and salt with a wire whisk.  Set aside.  
3.  In med sized bowl, combine the apples, eggs, yogurt, canola oil, and lemon juice.  Stir to combine.  Pour the wet ingredients into the flour mixture and stir until JUST COMBINED.  Don't overmix!  
4.  Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan, sprinkle top with turbinado sugar, if desired,  and bake for approx 1 hour, or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.  Let rest in pan for 10 minutes then remove to cooling rack to cool completely.  As I mentioned, this quick bread is better the next day, so cool completely then wrap tightly with foil or plastic wrap and slice the next day....or not!  lol  


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