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T his linky party is the perfect place to show off your creativity! Share your blog posts, for a chance to be featured next month!     WELCOME to the August 2022  " You're the Star " Blog Hop! Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share from my blog: Keep cool during these last few weeks of summer with my delicious 3-Ingredient No Churn Ice Cream ! ___________________________ WELCOME to  HOME feature week of the August 2022  " You're the STAR " blog hop! Meet your HOME week Hosts   This week is HOME feature week Swing by the Home Hosts' Blogs: Bev from Eclectic Red Barn Cindy from Mom, the Lunch Lady Niki from Life as a LEO Wife This is a month long Linky party featuring YOU! There will be 4 different features each week and 4 different feature categories.  Just to be clear - this is NOT a themed party - you may link up ANY family-friendly blog posts any day of each month.   The "theme" occurs in our weekly features:

Apple Cinnamon Spice Bread

Tangy sweet apples are the star in this moist Apple Cinnamon Bread.

Hun... What's for Dinner? Apple Cinnamon Bread- Secret Recipe Club

This bread is so delicious that I ended up making it three times. Well, I was worried the first loaf was going to be a disaster, because I totally forgot to add the baking powder and baking soda (that's what happens when you try to catch up on Game of Thrones, while working in the kitchen!). I quickly added it in, before pouring the batter in the pan, but it was very thick and I wasn't sure it had mixed well. So, I decided to make a second loaf, to make sure I had one made properly for photos. Since the batter was a little thick the first time, I decided to add in a bit of apple cider. Well, I ended up bringing the second loaf to our PTA meeting, not having a chance to take photos. This loaf was SO delicious, that I knew I'd be back in the kitchen making a third loaf, to share with you guys today. 

The loaf is deliciously moist, studded with chunks of tangy sweet apples. The brown sugar adds a delicious deep warmth, along with the cinnamon. I love cloves in my apple recipes, so I decided to add some, along with a touch of nutmeg. Rather than sprinkle the top with additional sugar, I decided to make a glaze with some leftover canned vanilla frosting and apple cider. 

Hun... What's for Dinner? Apple Cinnamon Bread- Secret Recipe Club

Apple Cinnamon Spice Bread
Adapted from Mostly Food and Crafts

1 1/2 C flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp cloves
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 C white sugar
1/2 C dark brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 C apple cider
1/2 C vegetable oil
1 1/2 C apples, peeled, cored and chopped (I used Nova Spy)

1/3 C vanilla frosting (I used Betty Crocker in a can)
2-4 Tbs apple cider

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter or grease a 9 inch loaf pan; set aside.

Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, ground ginger and salt, in a mixing bowl.

In a separate bowl mix together the sugars, eggs, vanilla and oil. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and and mix until just about combined. Gently stir in the apples, making sure to not over mix. Pour into the prepared loaf pan and bake for 50 minutes, to an hour; until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool 5 minutes in the pan, before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

For the glaze, mix 2 Tbs of apple cider into 1/3 C of frosting. If too thick, add in more apple cider (1 Tbs at a time), until you reach a pour-able consistency. Drizzle over the cooled loaf, before slicing.

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  1. Oh that does look delicious!! Pinned.

  2. Looks so good, I want a big slice....

  3. This sounds so delicious! And LOL to you watching Game of Thrones while working on this. Visiting from Thursday Favorite Things.

  4. Sounds like a perfect Fall recipe! Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJ's.

  5. This looks so delicious. Would love to try! I love how easy you made the recipe!

  6. This is going on my list to make next weekend!

  7. I have never even heard of this before and it looks so so yummy! I’m dying to try this recipe out for myself! Thanks so much for sharing this 😋🍎

  8. This sounds like a delicious fall treat!

  9. I'm one of those people who just started baking during lockdown. Haven't quite gotten this adventurous yet, but I think I'll try it!
    It looks absolutely delicious and I feel like I could make it!
    Great post, thanks!


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