Cider Mill Apple Bread

Once upon a time……….. {translate: eons ago when I was in Jr. high}, we had a commercial kitchen in the back of our house and my mom’s job in the fall was to bake yum treats for the local cider mill.  This is the recipe {with a few Twillypop tweaks} for one of said yum treats:

If you hate grating apples, just make your youngest {or a neighborhood kid} do it.  Being younger, their knuckles will heal faster when they grate them.  {HA!}

Cider Mill Apple Bread 

2 c.  unbleached white whole wheat flour
2 c. white flour
2 teas. baking powder
2 teas. salt
2 teas. cinnamon

~Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease 2 loaf pans.
~combine all the dry ingredients and set aside.

In a mixer/mixing bowl, cream:

2 c. sugar {turbinado sugar worked fantastic}
1 c. butter {the original recipe called for shortening, but in my humble opinion……..blech.}

next, add:

4 beaten eggs
3 T. buttermilk {OR sour milk…you can make it with regular milk and vinegar. If you don’t believe me, just ask Mr. Google}

and then, add:

2 cups grated apple {skins and all (-minus the core-), if you wish. Which, I do wish…because that makes it yum.} Also, use the regular grater holes, not the teeny-tiny-get-all-gummed-up-because-their-so-small grater holes.
2 teas. vanilla

Once all the wet ingredients are combined, slowly add in the dry ingredients and mix just until well combined.

Bake at 350 for 55 to 65 minutes {depending on oven} It took exactly 60 minutes in my oven.

{The original recipe also calls for 2 cups of chopped nuts, which is super delicious, but my kids want NO part of, so I leave them out.}

I mixed up a yum mixture with butter, turbinado sugar, and cinnamon to sprinkle on the top.  Not part of the recipe, and my daughter informed me that she “didn’t like the texture” of it, but hereagain……I thought it was yum. But, up to you 🙂

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  1. Thanks! This sure does look YUM!! Will any apple do?

  2. this looks fabulous, I will have to try it! thank you for sharing! (and I agree about shortening: blech!)

  3. This looks AMAZING.

  4. Mmmm…. that sounds and looks yummy!

  5. Oh yum! On my baking Pinterest now. Thank you for the recipe.

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