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.
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.