Tender and buttery, this sweet, spiced apple loaf is packed with juicy apple pieces.
I have an amazing amount of apples to get through at the moment. My focus lately has been coming up with new and delicious ways to use them!
Last week I turned a whole lot into simple, sugar-free apple syrup. It’s been wonderful to drizzle over our porridge on the cold autumn mornings we have been having.
Now I wanted something I could enjoy as a treat AND pack into the lunchboxes for the kids. This delicious spiced apple loaf is the perfect solution.
It’s moist and tender and packed with juicy apples. The mix of spices in the loaf remind me of warmth as the days and nights are getting colder.
Spiced Apple Loaf with Cinnamon Glaze
Tender and buttery, this sweet spiced loaf is packed with juicy apple pieces.
- 2 small apples (or one large) chopped into 1cm cubes
- 120 grams unsalted butter softened
- 1/4 cup soft brown sugar (50 grams)
- 1/2 cup white sugar (100 grams)
- 1 medium egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp ground cloves
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour (225g)
- 1/2 cup milk (125ml)
- 1/2 cup icing sugar
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 – 1 tbsp water
Preheat your oven to 180 degrees celsius (356 F). In a bowl sift together the spices, salt, baking soda, baking powder and flour.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla and mix until well combined.
Stir in the chopped apple pieces
Add the flour mixture to the creamed butter mixture, along with the milk. Fold it all together but don’t over mix it.
Spoon into the lined loaf tray and bake for 45-55 minutes until a skewer inserted into the middle of the loaf comes out clean.
Lift the loaf out of the tray and allow to cool for 20 minutes.
Mix together the glaze ingredients into a smooth and slightly runny paste. Drizzle over the loaf.
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