Hubby just gave me a new loaf pan and I thought it would be good to test it out. I incidentally have apples at home so I thought I’d make something out of them. I actually have a recipe written in my notebook for an apple and cranberry loaf and I decided to make that one. Unfortunately, that recipe called for fresh cranberries but since I don’t have them at home, I replaced them with dried cranberries instead.
The outcome was a moist and delicious apple & dried cranberries loaf and to be honest, I thought it’s just as good as a Christmas fruitcake. Well, sans the rum/liqeur.
Anyhow, here’s my take on Apple & Dried Cranberries Loaf… with tons of walnuts and lots of love 😀
- 2 large eggs
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 tbsp. canola oil
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 2 cups chopped apples
- 1 cup dried cranberries
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 350degrees F. Line the insides of a loaf pan with aluminum foil.
In a bowl, mix flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and sugar. Stir until mixed well.
In another bowl, beat the eggs and canola oil together. Add the dry ingredients in and blend everything together.
Stir in the apples, cranberries and walnuts.
Place the entire mixture into the loaf pan and bake for about 1 hour or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before moving into a wire rack to further cool down.
The recipe yields 16 slices and each slice has approximately 140 calories. It’s perfect for breakfast along with a cup of freshly brewed coffee. Or if you don’t drink coffee, pair it with milk and it’s just as perfect 🙂
Try it and enjoy 🙂