apple pecan flax bread

fall is finally here.  which is strange to say, because just a little over a week ago, it still felt like summer.

so with the chilly mornings finally here, i wanted something a little more than the usual greek yogurt & granola for breakfast.  something a little seasonal, a little heartier, a little warmer, but still on the healthy side.

this fit the bill, nutty, topped with some crunch & all the spices of the season.

adapted from good things catered

3/4 cup all purpose flour
3/4 whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
pinch of freshly ground nutmeg
1 cup dark brown sugar
6 tablespoons applesauce
2 tablespoons butter, melted & cooled
1 egg, plus 1 egg yolk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups apples, peeled, cored & diced (i used granny smiths)
1/2 cup pecans
1 tablespoon flax seeds
1-2 tablespoons turbinado (raw sugar)

1. preheat oven to 325°.  spray a loaf pan with cooking spray & dust with flour.

2.  in a medium bowl, combine flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon & nutmeg.  whisk until mixed well & set aside.

3.  in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle, beat together applesauce, butter & sugar, on medium, until thoroughly combined.  add the egg & yolk, beat until combined.  add vanilla.  turn the mixer speed down to low & add the dry mixture, a little at a time, mixing until just combined.

4.  fold in the apples, pecans & flax by hand with a rubber spatula.

5.  pour into prepared loaf pan & spread evenly.  sprinkle top with turbinado & bake for 80-90 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.  let cool before removing from pan.  to serve, just heat eat generous slice in the microwave for about 20 seconds.

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2 Responses to apple pecan flax bread

  1. Christina says:

    This sounds delicious!

  2. Suz B says:

    I can’t wait to make this next week! 🙂

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