Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Apple Oatmeal Quick Bread

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It's no secret that my tall man would subsist on carbs and meat alone if he could. I knew he would love this week's Dorie treat. I enlisted my little man to help me make it and it was super easy- even when my brain feels so fried from the heat that I'm practically forgetting to cook at all! Everyone loved it (especially baby strawberry- I made her a special mini loaf sans nuts). I'm still more partial to banana bread, I'll be honest. But I'm keeping this recipe up my sleeve for the next time my husband is begging for some carbs! Grab the recipe from Natalie.

Notes: I used one apple, peeled and diced, for the fruit and baked the batter into four mini loaves. They took about forty minutes in the oven and would do great in the freezer! Next time I'll add a little whole wheat flour. No one will notice, promise.

22 comments:

Natalie said...

what a cute little loaf! thank you so much for baking with me, anne!

Susan said...

I love the idea of apple! Great substitution! Looks great. :)

jIll said...

I seriously thought about apple chunks in this one. Glad to know it works. I went with banana and chocolate chip muffins. Anyway you cut it, these are yummy!

Paula said...

I agree with Susan--apple was a good idea!

Jennifurla said...

s right up my alley, I wish I could get my toddler to try my baking!

Tia said...

yum! it looks all caramelly on top yum
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Mary Ann said...

Great adaptation with the apples. I love the mini loaves. This was definitely a keeper!

Pamela said...

Gotta love the mini loaves!! The apple sounds tasty!

Kimberly Johnson said...

Your bread looks wonderful!

Mary said...

They look lovely as mini loaves, and apple chunks sound like a great addition.
:)

Becky said...

Wishing I would have done mini loaves. :)

Jeannette said...

Mini loaves are uber cute! I have to invest in one soon :) Great variation!

Shandy said...

Ahhhh! So Sweet! Love the special mini-loaf for your little girl. Diced apples do sound delicious. We loved this recipe.

honeymuffin said...

So cute and great idea to use apple!

Jess said...

Adorable little loaves. And how sweet to make one for your baby. Mine is eating nuts now, so he just shoved a muffin in his mouth. And I think this would be the perfect recipe to sneak in a little whole wheat flour - maybe next time!

Clivia said...

The second time I made it I used half apple sauce and and mashed banana. Great flavour.
Love your mini loaves!

Rachel said...

Wait, wouldn't everyone subsist solely on carbs if given the choice? Hmmm just me? Your mini loaf is super cute! And apple was a great idea!

Jane said...

Looks really, really tasty, Anne. And the apple substitution is a great one. Yummy!

Katrina said...

I made this twice. Once as written, but in an 8x8 pan as coffee cake. And again subbing banana for the applesauce and adding lots of chocolate. GOOD!
Glad you found another carb for your man.

Sarah said...

Looks so good. I've been looking for something to do with my apples!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

that looks like a super scrummy loaf-- i wish i had a piece! i think i forgot to say it in my blog post, but i swapped in a bit of whole wheat, and it worked super well here.

TeaLady said...

Love the idea of the apples.

I bet the one for Baby Strawberry was cute.