One week closer to my family vacation in the sun! I think we should high five about this.
I’ve been entering my weight watchers points every day and I’m getting close to breaking! Something about almost hitting my goal makes me self sabotage every year. Just about to that magic number on the scale? Lets eat a donut! Who am I kidding, I’m about to enter the world of all inclusive. The donut should be the least of my concerns. Watch out slushy drinks, I’m coming for you!!
Donuts are right up there with cake in my books. I don’t eat them often though, soley due to the lack of donuts I can find in town. However, when I do seek them out I go straight for the apple fritters.
Every time I have one I’m left to wonder… Are we sure there’s actually apples in here?
This apple fritter bread is everything my favorite donut is lacking. There’s a layer of diced apples in the middle and on top so no shortage here! I will have one slice. one!
Another thing I love about this is the glaze. I pour it on while it’s still a bit warm so it soaks in a little but still leaves that glossy shine on top.
You’ll need to let the loaf cool before slicing. Believe me, it’s hard! Another tip: Don’t skip the foil. It makes lifting the loaf out so much easier.
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 2 cups finely chopped apples. I used 2 granny smith
- 2 tbsp. brown sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ½ cup butter, softened
- ¾ cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1½ cups flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- ½ cup milk
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- 1-2 tbsp. milk
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9x5 loaf pan with foil leaving some over hang and spray lightly with cooking spray.
- In a small bowl, combine the cinnamon and brown sugar. In another bowl, add the chopped apples, cinnamon and brown sugar.
- Cream the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy.
- Add the eggs and vanilla and stir until fully combined.
- Stir in the flour, baking powder and salt.
- Slowly add the milk and mix until smooth.
- Pour half the batter in the pan. Sprinkle half the brown sugar and cinnamon mixture over top and half the apples.
- Pour the remaining batter, cinnamon mixture and the remaining apples. Press the apples lightly into the batter.
- Bake for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
- Whisk the powdered sugar and milk. Pour over the bread.
- Cool before slicing.