It seems like all of my friends are pregnant right now.
Now I know what you all were doing when you said you were too busy for girls night out.
You were busy all right.
I do love watching the growing baby bump and knowing that a little human being is cooking in there.
But I try not to stand to close to the pregnant ladies.
Because it’s inevitable that I get asked when I’m going to have one of my own.
That and it might be contagious and I don’t want to catch anything.
But guess what?
I do have a little bun in the oven.
Or bread, rather.
This little guy is the apply of my eye.
It’s made with homemade apple butter from the pantry,
making this a March Clean Eating Recipe!
Using apple butter makes this bread super moist and tender. It’s also quite hearty thanks to white whole wheat flour and flax seeds. It has a deep apple flavor and warms you up from the inside out. A hot cup of coffee and a thick slice of apple butter bread is a great way to enjoy a chilly morning on the porch.
Apple Butter Bread
1 3/4 cup white whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups apple butter
1/2 cup turbinado or light brown sugar
2 tablespoons canola oil
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine flax seed and water in a medium sized bowl and set aside to thicken.
In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt.
Oops! Don’t forget the cinnamon!
Add apple butter, sugar, and oil to flax mixture.
Stir in the flour, just until combined.
The batter will be super thick.
Spread batter in a loaf pan.
Bake for 50-55 minutes or until browned on top and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
For those of you that want to know when I am having a baby,
let me just say this will be the only thing coming out of my oven for a very long time.
Keep calm and March on!