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Hearty Apple Loaf

Hearty Apple Loaf
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WebMD Recipe from Foodily.com

Muscovado sugar is a natural sweetener that has a more intense flavor than brown sugar. It is also more moist and sticky, so it holds up well in baked goods. It has a nutritional profile rich in minerals as a result of not being over processed. Turbinado sugar is much easier to find and would work fine as an alternative, just expect a coarser texture.

Ingredients
  • 2 heaping cups
    chopped apples, fairly small pieces
  • 3/4 cup
    whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 cup
    almond meal
  • 1/2 cup
    oatmeal
  • 1 tablespoon
    baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon
    cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon
    fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon
    salt
  • eggs
  • 1 cup
    buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon
    real vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup
    ricotta
  • 1/4 cup
    butter, just barely minced
  • 1/2 cup
    muscovado sugar, plus 2 tablespoons for the top
  • 1 squeeze
    lemon
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Butter the loaf pan.
  3. Put the chopped apples in a bowl of warm water with a squeeze of lemon and let them sit.
  4. Whisk the eggs, butter, ricotta, vanilla and buttermilk together.
  5. Add the dry ingredients together, including the cinnamon, ginger and salt and mix to combine. Gently mix in the buttermilk mixture till incorporated.
  6. Drain the apples in a colander and give them a little shimmy to shake off excess water. Fold in the apples, do not over mix.
  7. Fill the loaf pan and sprinkle remaining 2 tablespoons of the Muscavado sugar. Bake on the middle rack for 45 minutes until golden on top and springy to the touch. Test for doneness with a toothpick, as the type of pan and oven vary. Do not overcook, as it will continue to cook a bit more when you remove it. Remove and cool.
  8. While cooling, mix together your yogurt frosting. Cut yourself a slice of the loaf and drizzle it with a generous dose of the yogurt goodness.
Nutritional Information

Makes: 10 servings
  • Calories252
  • Carbohydrates30.7 g
    • Dietary fiber3.5 g
  • Cholesterol54 mg
  • Fat11.9 g
    • Saturated fat4.3 g
  • Sodium321 mg
  • Protein7 g
* Nutritional Guidelines based on the USDA's MyPlate Standards.
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