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APPLE PIE BREAD

Apple Pie Bread TSLC - CopyThis Apple Pie Bread recipe is one you will make over and over again.  It is a great way to use up apples and goes good with coffee or as a snack with milk. This bread makes a great gift.  My weakness when it comes to food is bread of any kind and I am always making bread.

Batter:

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 cup white granulated sugar

1/2 cup butter or 8 tablespoons or 1 stick, melted

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/3 cup sour cream

1/2 cup buttermilk

2 eggs

2 cups shredded, peeled apples (I used red delicious)

Whisk together the flour, salt and baking soda in a large bowl.  Add white sugar, melted butter, vanilla extract, sour cream, buttermilk and eggs.  Mix well with a spoon. Fold in shredded apples. Spray a 9 x 5 bread pan with cooking spray and add the batter.

Swirl:

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 cup chopped nuts (pecans or walnuts)

3/4 cup raisins

Mix together with a spoon and spread over batter as in photo below.  Take a knife and swirl into batter.

Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 65 to 70 minutes testing to make sure bread is done in center.  Let cool 10 to 15 minutes and remove from pan.

Topping for Cooked Apple Bread:

3/4 cup powdered sugar

3 tablespoons milk, more or less

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Mix together with spoon and drizzle over bread once bread has cooled.

Makes 1 loaf.  Enjoy!

Note:  You can freeze this bread or reheat.  It keeps well for several days in a cool, dry place.  You can also refrigerate. If you want to make it special, soak your raisins in about 1/4 cup bourbon before adding to the bread.

 

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If you like this recipe, you might also like my recipe for Buttermilk Chocolate Bread.

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SAUSAGE AND CHEESE GRITS MUFFINS

Sausage Cheese Grits Muffins - TSLCThese Sausage and Cheese Grits Muffins are wonderful with soup on a cold day or with any meal.  Serve them for breakfast with coffee and eggs.  Grits are a Southern staple.  I love these with butter and coffee in the mornings. They will keep for several days in or out of the refrigerator and warm up great in the microwave or oven.

1/2 pound pork sausage, cooked

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 cup quick-cooking grits

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

4 tablespoons or 1/4 cup butter,  melted

2 eggs

1 cup buttermilk

2 tablespoons honey

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Cook sausage in a skillet like hamburger, drain and set aside.  Whisk together flour, grits, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  Stir in melted butter, eggs, buttermilk and honey with a spoon mixing well.  Fold in sausage and shredded cheese.  Spray a 12 cup muffin tin with cooking spray, add batter and bake in preheated 400 degree oven for 20 to 25 minutes until golden brown.  Makes 12 muffins.  Enjoy!

You might also like my recipes for  some of the other muffins on the site.

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JANUARY IS NATIONAL OATMEAL MONTH!

oatmeal for breakfastThere are more oats consumed in January than any other month.  Oats provide fiber to your diet, help to improve LDL cholesterol, and are a great nutritious food.   Oats can be added to meatloaf to help it hold its shape.  Oatmeal cookies make a great snack and as a breakfast cereal oatmeal makes for a healthy morning meal.

I like to add fruit and cinnamon to my oatmeal along with fat-free milk and nuts.  I add about a teaspoon of honey for a sweetener.    Scientists are finding that cinnamon helps to lower sugar in diabetics and by adding  it to your oatmeal you are fighting cholesterol and diabetes!

Here is my recipe for my morning bowl of oatmeal.

1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup blueberries (can use any fruit you like)
1 teaspoon honey
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup skim milk
nuts (optional) (I use walnuts because they are supposed to be good for cholesterol, too.)
 
Put oats and water in bowl and microwave for one minute.  Add remaining ingredients and stir.   Enjoy!
 
 You won’t get hungry before lunch with a good, healthy breakfast and oatmeal is one of the best choices available.  Entice your children to eat oatmeal by adding fruit and nuts to the bowl for a tastier breakfast treat. Oatmeal makes you feel fuller and stifles the cravings you might have for other less healthy foods.
 
I use oats in recipes to add nutrition and as a thickener because they are so good for you. 
 
 Check out 14 of my recipes I have listed using quick-cooking oats. Hope you will find something to make for National Oatmeal Month for your family.
 OATMEAL TREATS
APPLE MUFFINS
BAKED MEATBALLS FOR SPAGHETTI OR APPETIZERS
BLUEBERRY WAFFLES
BLUEBERRY BANANA BREAD
BUTTERSCOTCH OATMEAL COOKIES
SOUTHERN APPLE CRISP WITH ICE CREAM
ORANGE BLUEBERRY MUFFINS
SOUR CREAM BANANA BREAD
MY FAMILY’S FAVORITE MEATLOAF
LAZY DAISY OATMEAL CAKE
“COWPATTIE” COOKIES
ICED APPLE COOKIES
BROWN SUGAR MEATLOAF
 
Here is an interesting article on the benefits of oats.
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TOP THREE RECIPES FROM LAST WEEK

Classic 1,2,3,4 Cake, Ham Sliders or Sandwiches and Best Ever Banana Bread topped the chart last week for our top three recipes.   I have combined all the visits from Pinterest, Facebook, and around the internet. Clicking on the name of the recipe under the photo will take you to the recipe page.    Enjoy!

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Classic 1,2,3,4 Cake

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Ham Sliders or Sandwiches

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Best Ever Banana Bread

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