Here is a Virginia Apple Bread recipe sent in by one of our readers. It fills the house with the warm smells of fall, is moist, and goes fantastically with a big cup of milk.
Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees
- 2 cups of sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 1/4 cups cooking oil ( vegetable or canola)
- 1/4 orange juice
- 1 tsp Vanilla extract
- For a lower-fat recipe, you can switch the oil and juice amounts.
- 1tsp baking soda
- 1tsp of cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 cups peeled, cored, and chopped apples (whichever baking apple you prefer)
- 3/4 cup sweetened or unsweetened coconut flakes.
Combine the first five ingredients in a bowl and mix to combine. Whisk dry ingredients in a separate bowl until combined.
Slowly add dry to wet mixture until thoroughly incorporated. Add apples and coconut and mix.
Spoon batter into two 9by4 inch loaf pans that are greased and floured.
Bake for one hour at 325degrees or until a cake tester comes out clean in middle.
Cool on a rack for 20 minutes before taking out of the pan.
Serve warm. or cool with fruited cream cheese or butter.
Gluten Free Virginia Apple Bread version
This recipe can be adapted to gluten-free by using your favorite GF flour blend and a tsp and a quarter of xanthin gum ( if flour blend doesn’t have it)