I have a weakness, and it’s called breakfast! Breakfast is supposed to be a healthy meal to invigorate and energise you, so you can start the day strong! How else will you be able to take over the world, right? My weakness isn’t that I love breakfast…it’s that my breakfast has to be something sweet to have with that other addiction, the morning coffee! It’s a battle I have been sorely losing all my life. However, like all other successful peace negotiation, I have come up with a compromise for my sweet cravings and my healthy conscience! It’s called the Apple bread, or the Apple loaf. It’s the healthy sibling of Banana bread. At approximately 185 calories per slice and only 5 grams of fat, it certainly beats any Banana bread, such as Starbucks’ Banana Nut Loaf which has 490 calories and 19 grams of fat! I’m sure you’re dying to know the recipe! Let’s get to it, and for the full detailed Nutritional info of this recipe click here.
- 1/4c soy milk
- 1 tsp vinegar
- 1/4 c apple sauce
- 1/4 c cannola oil
- 1/4 tsp lemon zest
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 c shredded apple (aprox 2 apples)
- 1 c brown sugar
- 1 c whole wheat flour & 1 c all purpose flour
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 c walnuts or pecans or a combination of both (optional)
Preheat the oven for 350 C. Grease a 9 x 5 x 3 bread pan, or line it with parchment paper.
In a small bowl or measuring cup combine the soy milk and vinegar and let it sit for 5 minutes or until it curdles. Meanwhile combine all the dry ingredients (other than the sugar and the nuts) in a medium bowl and set aside. In a large bowl whisk the sugar into the oil and apple sauce. Add the curdled soy milk, vanilla and lemon zest and whisk some more. Add the shredded apples and all the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until well combined. If the mixture looks too wet, add up to 3 or 4 table spoons of flour. Your mixture may be wet due to the juiciness of your apples, so don’t be alarmed! Finally fold in the walnuts or pecans, if using – and highly recommend using them. Pour batter into loaf pan and bake for 45 – 55 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan. Enjoy with your morning coffee, or whenever your conscious battles your cravings!