I was a bad witch this weekend. I didn’t do a full ritual for the Equinox but that’s ok. I feasted and baked and spent time with those closest to me. And as it’s a holiday of harvest and plenty I feel this was quite an alright way to spend it.
I did feel the need to make a seasonal offering in celebration though so this year I made apple bread. I brought all my ingredients over to Friends house and made a delightful apple bread. Autumn ingredients shared with close friends is a good ritual in my book. Friends wife was tickled that I included them in my celebration. Friend responded with, well we’re practically family after all. I had mixed feelings about this but for all intents and purposes the sentiment was a warm one.
This recipe made two loafs. It was surprisingly balanced. I was afraid it would be uber sweet, but it wasn’t. Don’t get me wrong, it definitely had sweetness to it, but it wasn’t a smash in your face sweetness. I also used granny smith apples so there was a really nice balance. Quite delightful. I love autumn. I love apples. I love baking with apples.
Prep Time: 35 mins
Total Time: 1 hrs 35 mins
Yield: 2 loafs
- 3 cups flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 3 eggs
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 cup oil
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 2 cups diced apples ( , without skins)
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 1 teaspoon flour
- Mix flour, cinnamon, soda, salt and baking powder together.
- Beat eggs and add sugar and oil.
- Add vanilla and dry ingredients.
- Stir in apples.
- Mix walnuts in a tsp of flour and add to batter.
- Pour into 2 greased loaf pans.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.