Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Apple Rhubarb Loaf

Fall is on its way and I couldn't be happier! Since getting tonnes of apples in our CSA share a couple weeks ago, I've been trying to find new recipes to help me get ready for fall and put them to good use. It took a little research to find some options that weren't a pie or a crisp but I can't wait to try making my own apple butter and apple chips in the next few months. I settled on this delicious recipe for apple rhubarb quick bread (slowly getting through my freezer bag full of rhubarb) and just peeling the apples made my taste buds go crazy with anticipation for autumn - the sweaters, the pumpkins, the leaves, all of it! This loaf will help you get your mind, mouth and belly into gear for fall with its tangy, sweet and slightly spiced flavour.


1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
2 eggs
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1 cup rhubarb, chopped
1 cup apples, peeled and chopped

Preheat the oven 350 F and lightly grease a loaf pan. Whisk together the flour, soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. In a separate bowl beat together the eggs, oil, applesauce and vanilla on medium speed until combined. Add in the white and brown sugar and beat until well mixed. Gradually add in your flour mixture, mixing on low speed, until just combined. Fold in the apple and rhubarb. Pour the batter into your loaf pan and bake for  45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool for approximately 15 minutes before removing from pan and slicing up to enjoy!

I suggest enjoying a slice warm with a little butter, a pumpkin spiced latte (they're back! huzza!) a cozy quilt and a good book - can't you just feel the autumn love?

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