So during my work trip {aka fall mountain fun}, two of the agents I work bought me & a couple of my coworkers 1/2 pecks of apples from here. I chose Granny Smiths, Golden Delicious & Mutsu apples. A 1/2 peck is a lot of apples. I didn’t count but, I’ve pretty much had an apple a day since we got back last Wednesday as well as used 3 for the apple cake I made last Friday which left 3 (two Granny & one Mutsu). I figured the 3 left would be perfect for a apple recipe this weekend.

I asked my favorite sources {twitter & facebook} for recipe suggestions. I might try applesauce or apple butter next time, but Mrs Lushers apple bread recipe sounded too awesome to pass up. Mrs Lushers’ recipes always look amazing but usually intimidate me. I rose for the challenge this time except I left out a few of her ingredients that I didn’t have on hand. Below is the recipe I made. It’s a mix of her apple pecan flax bread which is adapted from this Good Things Catered’s recipe as well as allrecipes apple bread recipe.

Apple Bread
3/4 c all purpose flour
3/4 c whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
pinch ground nutmeg {not sure what a pinch was so I just sprinkled a little bit in}
1 c light brown sugar
1/4 c applesauce {plus a little more}
1/4 c butter {I used a little less}, melted & cooled
1 egg, beaten plus 1 egg yolk
1/2 tsp vanilla
close to 2 c apples, peeled, cored, & diced {I used one medium Granny Smith & 1 small Mutsu}
little white sugar to sprinkle {I didn’t have raw sugar or turbinado}Directions
1- Preheat oven to 325. Spray a loaf pan with pam.
2- In a medium bowl, combine flours, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon & nutmeg. Whisk until mixed & set aside.
3- At this point I microwaved butter until melted & set aside. I then remembered I hadn’t peeled/cored/chopped apples so I did that at this point.
4- In stand mixer, beat together applesauce, butter, & sugar until combined. Add eggs one at a time. Add vanilla and mix until combined. Turn mixer down to low. Add dry mixture a little at a time, mixing just until combined.
5- Fold in apples {also pecans & flax if you have them} by hand with rubber spoonula.
6- Pour in prepared loaf pan & spread evenly. Sprinkle top with turbinado & bake for 80-90 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.