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Apple Pie Bread

Happy Thanksgiving Eve! I hope everyone (and their stomachs) are ready for round 1 of the holidays. Today, I will be sharing Apple Pie Bread. I don’t know whats better than having something that tastes like Apple Pie but literally takes no time at all. This is great for the upcoming awaited Thanksgiving dinner. It can be served alongside the main course or as dessert. Let’s get started!

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 cups of All Purpose Flour
  • Pinch of Baking Powder
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1/2 cup of Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Unsalted Butter, softened at room temperature
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2/3 cup of Milk (you might need a bit more if the mixture is too thick)
  • Dash of Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Medium Apples

Directions:

1) Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan with some non-stick spray and set aside.

2) In a small bowl, whisk the sugar, vanilla extract, butter, and eggs.FullSizeRender-2.jpg

3) Add the milk, salt, baking powder, flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg until it forms a batter.FullSizeRender-3.jpg

4) Dice the apples into small bite sized cubes.FullSizeRender-1.jpg

5) Pour half of the batter in your prepared pan, then spoon half of the apples (push them in the batter a bit) followed by the remaining batter. Top the remaining apples.FullSizeRender-4.jpgFullSizeRender-6.jpgFullSizeRender-5.jpg

6) Bake for about 50 minutes to an hour. Let cool

7) Plate and serve!FullSizeRender-10.jpgFullSizeRender-12.jpgFullSizeRender-11.jpg

Suggestions, Substitutions, Tips & Tricks:

  • This serves about 5 people.
  • When dicing the apples, you can add apple butter to give it an extra flavor. If you do this, be sure to skip the cinnamon and nutmeg as apple butter is already very flavorful.
  • You can add a buttery strudel topping before baking it. Just dice some butter with two forks and brown sugar. Top over the topped apples and then pop it into the oven.

Tag me on Instagram, @cookingwithovenmitz, if you do make it. I would love to see your version of it. Click follow and hit the like button to keep updated on new recipes!

See you next Wednesday!

– Mitz

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Sweet Potato Fries with Primal Kitchen

Starting off my morning with toast topped with Primal Kitchen’s Mayonnaise made with Avocado Oil. For a snack, I baked sweet potato fries with Primal Kitchen’s Avocado Oil and dipped them in Primal Kitchen’s Avocado Ranch. It’s so delicious because it’s made with real Avocado Oil, Organic Cage-Free Eggs, it’s Primal Approved & Certified Paleo, Free of Dairy, Soy, Sugar, Grains, Certified Gluten Free, Kosher, and does not have any Canola, Soybean or Industrialized Seed Oils.

FullSizeRender-4.jpgFullSizeRender-1.jpgPrimal Kitchen’s mission is to empower more people to take responsibility for their own health and enjoyment of life by investigating, discussing and critically rethinking everything we’ve assumed to be true about health and wellness. Primal Kitchen expands this mission, bringing uncompromisingly delicious, high quality, nutrient dense sauces and dressings to kitchens everywhere.

FullSizeRender-1.jpgPrimal Kitchen’s salad dressings and condiments are full of healthful, natural fats, superfoods, antioxidant-rich, high-ORAC-scoring herbs and spices—with no offensive, synthetic vegetable and seed oils and no artificial colors, flavors or fillers!

FullSizeRender-5.jpgNow there’s no more sacrificing flavor for health. All Primal Kitchen ingredients are selected according to the strictest standards of taste, natural healthfulness and phytonutrient potency. Check out their products at the links below!

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-Mitz

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French Toast with Charlie’s Butter

Hi all! Hope everyone is having a fantastic Wednesday! French toast is always my go-to breakfast item at cafes but when I make it at home, I try to make it semi healthier. Everything about it is just so delicious. I was able to use Charlie’s Butter in my recipe and it couldn’t have tasted better. This recipe takes no time at all and is the perfect meal for breakfast. FullSizeRender-31.jpg

Ingredients:

  • 2 slices of bread
  • 2 eggs
  • Almond milk
  • Cinnamon
  • Charlie’s Butter

Directions:

  1. Toast 2 slices of bread. I placed the toaster setting on 5.
  2. In a bowl, whisk 2 eggs and a dash of cinnamon.FullSizeRender-30.jpg
  3. Add about 2 tablespoons of almond milk.
  4. Whisk together really well.FullSizeRender-36.jpg
  5. On a large skillet, turn on the heat to medium high.
  6. Dip one slice of bread in the bowl of the egg mixture and turn over to coat the other side of the bread.FullSizeRender-39.jpg
  7. Place on the skillet and let it cook for 2-3 minutes.
  8. Flip over to its other side and let it cook for another 2-3 minutes.FullSizeRender-43.jpg
  9. Flip over again and spread some Charlie’s Butter. I used the cinnamon flavor.
  10. Flip over again and spread Charlie’s Butter again. Let the first side cook for 2 minutes.FullSizeRender-41.jpg
  11. Flip and cook again for another 2 minutes.
  12. Repeat with the other slice of toast.
  13. Serve with maple syrup!FullSizeRender-38.jpgFullSizeRender-44.jpgFullSizeRender-45.jpg

Charlie’s Butter:

Charlie’s Butter is a collection of delectable artisan pasture-fed butters made from only the finest ingredients. It all starts with butter from a small herd of cows that graze on the lush California coastal grasses. Wholesome organic spices and herbs are then combined with the butter, culminating in an extraordinary flavor experience. FullSizeRender-23.jpg

Charlie’s Butter is Grass-fed butter, also known as pasture butter, is made from the milk from cows that only feed on natural grass vice a grain-based diet.  The milk of grass-fed cows is superior to that of grain fed cows because there is not the typically associated use of antibiotics and growth hormones. FullSizeRender-28.jpgFullSizeRender-26.jpg

Health benefits of grass-fed butter include: A naturally occurring fatty acid called Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) and a balance of Omega 3 & 6 fatty acids. Compared to regular butter, grass-fed butter has less Omega-6 and more Omega-3, which is important because most people are already eating way too many Omega-6 fatty acids in their daily diets. Nutrient dense in vitamins such as A, D, E, K & K2.  K2 is great for bone strength and is also beneficial in the bone development of children.FullSizeRender-31.jpg

You can buy your Charlie’s Butter at the links below:

http://www.charliesbutter.com

https://www.instagram.com/charliesbutter/

https://www.facebook.com/CharliesButter/

Suggestions, Substitutions, Tips & Tricks:

  • This recipe serves 1 person.
  • You can add sugar to the egg mixture and serve up some whip cream.
  • Instead of regular bread, you can use challah bread however this is just what I had on hand!

Homemade french toast is just as delicious as restaruant french toast, but just half of the calories!

Tag me on Instagram, @cookingwithovenmitz, if you do make it. I would love to see your version of it. Click follow and hit the like button to keep updated on new recipes!

-Mitz