Caramel Apple Bread

Makes one loaf

  • 1 large granny smith apple
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1/3 c. unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 c. water
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1-2/3 c. flour
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder

1) Preheat oven to 350 F. Line loaf pan with parchment paper or coat generously with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.

2) Use cheese grater to shred apple, with or without skin. You should have about 1 cup.

3) Combine sugar, butter and eggs in mixing bowl and mix well. Beat in shredded apple, water and vanilla. Whisk together flour, cinnamon, soda, salt and powder; add to apple mixture, stirring until just combined.

4) Pour batter into prepared pan and bake 50-60 minutes or until the top is browned and springs back when lightly touched. Allow to cool in pan about 5 minutes, then remove to wire rack to cool completely.

5) To serve, spoon 1 to 2 teaspoons of caramel sauce into depression in center of warm mini bundts (or drizzle over top of cupcakes) and enjoy!

Source: Adapted from Aunt Betty