Updated: Dec 20, 2022
If there is one thing Nonno never did, it was waste food! If something seemed to be going bad, he would find a way to incorporate it into a recipe so that nothing went to waste.
I am guilty of sometimes over-purchasing produce at the grocery store when I see a good sale especially because we eat a lot of fruits and veggies in this house so it usually works out okay.
Bananas and clementines are always the first to go in our kitchen but the apples tend to stick around a bit longer.
Don't get me wrong - I love apples especially with peanut butter! However, I prefer to slice my apples since I've heard horror stories about people's teeth biting directly into apples and that takes time which isn't ideal for a quick snack.
So, when I saw these two lonely apples sitting on my counter the other day starting to turn, and my husband teasing me for buying too many, I decided to do what Nonno would do and get creative!
I've been super motivated to bake this holiday season which is not necessarily my speciality but everything has turned out incredibly delicious so far, including this tasty treat!
This Apple Cinnamon Loaf pairs heavenly with a hot cup of coffee or tea!
Don't forget to check out Meals and Memories with Nonno for Italian family recipes and stories about Nonno, who lived to be 101 years old!
You will need:
-2 apples (peeled & chopped into 1/4"-1/2" pieces)
-0.5 cup of brown sugar
-1.5 tbsp cinnamon
-1 stick of butter (0.5 cups)
-1.5 cups of flour
-0.5 cup of sugar
-1 tsp baking powder
-1/2 tsp of baking soda
-1/3 tsp of salt
-1 tsp vanilla extract
1) Pre-heat oven to 350*
2) In a small bowl, whisk brown sugar and cinnamon together.
3) In a large bowl, add eggs, sugar, melted butter and vanilla and mix together well.
4) Add flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder and mix.
5) Add apples and continue to mix together well. You should be able to do this with just a whisk and spatula.
6) Add half of the apple mixture to a well-greased loaf pan and top with half of the cinnamon mixture.
7) Add the rest of the apple mixture and top with the rest of the cinnamon mixture.
8) Bake for 40-45 minutes.
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