Tuesday, 15 September 2015

APPLE & PECAN CINNAMON BREAD


I'm lucky enough to have an apple tree in my garden, so at this time of year I'm always looking for recipes that I can use them up in.


The smell of this bread was amazing - reason enough to make it - & luckily it tasted just as good.
The weather has been cold, rainy & miserable the last few days (Indian summer - where are you??) & when I get up in the mornings a green smoothie doesn't hold the same appeal it did in the summer.(summer? what summer I hear you ask) - I'm willing to risk being labeled a typical Brit complaining about the weather here - but seriously, I need some sun!
To drag myself out of bed at the moment I want hot tea & this to start the day.
These are eating apples, not cooking apples. I recommend using eaters as they are naturally sweeter so you don't have to add any sugar to the recipe.

100g finely grated apple ( obviously not the core or pips)
4 tablespoons rapeseed oil or light olive oil
200g rice flour
1 heaped teaspoon cinnamon
150g almond milk
2 eggs
100g pecans
1 teaspoon baking powder

preheat the oven to 180c

Simply put all the ingredients into the blender and blitz.

Grease a loaf tin (with light olive oil, butter or coconut oil) or line with baking paper.
Pour the mix into the tin (mine is really long, so I folded up the baking paper (shown below) to avoid getting a really shallow loaf. Other alternative would've been to double the ingredients and make a bigger loaf!

bake in the centre of the oven for 1 hour. till its firm to the touch and the top has started to brown

      
Should look something like this!
(nb my regular loaf tin is 17cm long by 12cm wide and 7cm deep & that was the perfect fit for this loaf - the one shown above was made in a bigger tin (23 cm long) hence I folded up the baking paper as you can see, to make it fit.
If your loaf tin is a larger size you can either do the same or you can increase the ingredients to make it fit! -

Leave to cool. (nb I almost never do this! - but you do get a better texture if you do.)

serve with butter & jam  (as shown at top of the page)  or nut butter & fruit (as shown below)

 
or just on it's own.


In other news, if you caught the "Aubergine dip" post a few weeks ago you'll know my sister has a Maine coon Kitten. This week she learnt how to climb up the curtains! She was super cross when my sis brought her back down.


think the baby cat is turning into a teenager..........

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