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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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Dessert with Smart Baking Company

UM, what dessert has ZERO grams of starch AND sugar, is only 38 calories, has 5 g of fiber, 4 g of protein, and IS DELICIOUS!?! Smart Baking Company!!!

Smart Baking Company is dedicated to delivering the smartest, healthiest, and tastiest artisanal cakes. Smartcakes are not only gluten free, but they are free of sugar and of starch. Baked with the finest ingredients, Smartcakes are non-GMO, full of fiber and protein while being low in fat and only 38 calories each. They bring you a healthy and satisfying experience that goes way beyond gluten free.

FullSizeRender-2.jpgThese Smartcakes are especially delicious warmed up! Dessert doesn’t have to be an indulgence! Smartcakes come in three delicious flavors: chocolate, coconut, and cinnamon.FullSizeRender-3.jpg

Check out their links below!

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https://smart-baking.com

https://www.instagram.com/smartbakingcompany/

https://www.facebook.com/SmartBaking/

 

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-Mitz

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Monkey Bread

Hi everyone!

I hope everyone is having a great week! Now that winter is OVER and spring visited the east coast for about a month, temperatures are very high and already feels like summer. Great weather means it’s a great time to grill, have family and friends over, and enjoy your food under the sun!

Today, I will be sharing my recipe on Monkey Bread! It is always a hit when it comes to family and friends potluck gatherings or even a great addition to a birthday if you want to do something different besides bake a cake or cupcakes. Very easy and very delicious. Who doesn’t like warm, soft, cinnamon rolls anyway? Let’s get started!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cans of Pillsbury Grands Flaky Layers Buttermilk Biscuits
  • Cinnamon
  • Sugar
  • Brown Sugar
  • Butter

Directions:

  1. In a larger ziplock bag, add about 1 cup of sugar and at least 2 table spoons of cinnamon. Mix well.
  2. Cut each Pillsbury biscuit into 4 equal pieces and toss in the cinnamon-sugar bag.FullSizeRender.jpg
  3. Continue to cut each biscuit until the first can is finished and toss in the bag to evenly coat with the mixture. FullSizeRender-6.jpg
  4. Mix well.
  5. In a coated baking pan, carefully transfer each biscuit piece and arrange layer by layer. Overlapping is fine.FullSizeRender-2.jpg
  6. Repeat steps 3 – 5 with the second can of biscuits.
  7. In a small sauce pan, add about 1/2 a cup of butter and let it melt over low heat.FullSizeRender-8.jpgFullSizeRender-9.jpg
  8. Add about 4 tablespoons of brown sugar and stir lightly to make the glaze.
  9. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  10. Pour the butter-brown sugar glaze over the biscuits in the pan to coat.FullSizeRender-15.jpg
  11. Place in oven at 375 degree F for 40 minutes.
  12. When ready to serve, flip the pan upside down on a large dish so the glaze is now on top.
  13. Dig in while it’s still gooey and hot!FullSizeRender-19.jpg

Suggestions, Substitutions, Tips & Tricks:

  • 2 cans of biscuits will usually serve about 8 people
  • Use any kind of baking tray you have. The proper way is to bake it in a bundt cake pan but who follows the rules nowadays?! I sometimes use a circular pan or just a regular square one.
  • If you’re not serving right away after it’s fresh out of the oven, do not flip it upside down just yet. When ready to serve, flip it on a large dish and microwave for 1 minute.

This dessert is very high in calories but it’s so well deserved once in a while! Go make some monkey bread!

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