The following recipe makes a heavy textured bread. When you make it, you will think that the recipe is wrong as it is a bit dry and not really doughy.
This bread is GREAT for French toast and to bake into crunchy bread sticks. If you will use this for teething biscuits or rusks, please substitute any ingredients that are not age appropriate for your baby.
Apple Bread – Quick and Easy.
- 1/2 cup canola oil
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 large egg
- 2 cups sifted unbleached flour
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 Tablespoons milk
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 2 large apples finely chopped (Use good baking apples)
- 1/2 cup walnuts chopped – optional for those over 12 months
Glaze – optional
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar, sifted
- 1 Tablespoon water
- 2 Tablespoons melted butter
Combine oil, sugar, and vanilla. Cream until light and fluffy. Add eggs and beat well. Sift together flour, cinnamon, salt, and baking powder. Add milk, raisins, apples, nuts, and dry ingredients to mixture and stir only until flour is well dampened.
Bake in well-greased 9 x 5 x 4 inch loaf pan at 350 degrees for 50 to 60 minutes. Cool; remove from pan. Combine glaze ingredients; mix well and pour over loaf. Let glaze set before wrapping loaf tightly. Best if made day prior to serving.
We have substituted the following for the apples:
Blueberries (1 cup)
Peaches (1 1/2 cup fresh sliced thin)
Carrots (1 1/2 cup shredded)
*sugar may be cut down to 1/4 cup if desired