This wholesome apple & cinnamon breakfast bread saved my sanity this morning.
Thanks to eye teeth charging their way through her swollen, red and very sore gums Miss G. was once again refusing to eat.
She was one very cranky little girl.
And rightfully so.
Teething is just awful.
I keep asking myself why the poor little darlings have to endure all of this pain only to lose these teeth a few years down the track.
I hate seeing her in pain, my heart breaks. Equally as awful is watching her refuse to eat.
This morning I tried absolutely everything but not a crumb passed her lips.
My last resort was to bake.
There is nothing quite like a loaf of gorgeousness nestled in the oven filling the house with the fragrance of cinnamon and baked apple to wet Miss G’s. appetite and interest. Mine too.
But with an upset snuggly bubby nestled permanently on my hip my hands and time were very limited so I decided to pile all of the makings of a wholesome, fruit filled and sugar free breakfast bread into my food processor and blitz.
The results were sublime.
This bread is dense, moist, chock full of apple and echoes the wholesome gorgeousness of maple syrup and vanilla.
Along with a few slices of apple and a small handful of raspberries Miss G. devoured a still warm slice of the apple packed breakfast bread.
****insert happy face here****
To create this wonderfully wholesome apple & cinnamon breakfast bread simply…
Begin by placing the grating attachment onto the large bowl of your food processor. Core and roughly chop the apples and run them through the processor.
Replace the grating attachment with the regular mixing attachment. Place the apple, eggs, vanilla, olive oil, maple syrup, wholemeal flour, baking powder and cinnamon in the bowl and pulse 3-4 times or until just combined. Don’t forget to wipe down the sides of the bowl as necessary.
Spoon the apple studded batter into a loaf tin lined with baking paper and smooth.
Gently press a thinly sliced apple onto the top of the cake, dust with a little cinnamon and drizzle over a little maple syrup. Pop into a preheated 180 degree celsius (350 F) oven to bake for an hour or so. The cake is cooked with a skewer inserted comes out clean.
Cool for 5 minutes in the tin before removing to cool completely on a wire rack. Slice and serve alongside a little fruit for a gorgeously wholesome breakfast.
wholesome apple & cinnamon breakfast bread
adapted from Teresa Cutter, The Healthy Chef
5 fuji apples, cored and quartered plus 1 apple thinly sliced to adorn the top of the cake
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup maple syrup, plus extra to drizzle over cake
2 cups wholemeal plain flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon, ground plus extra to dust over cake
Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius (350 F). Place the grating attachment on your food processor and with the motor running process the apples. Place the regular mixing attachment to the large bowl of your food processor and add the grated apple, eggs, vanilla, olive oil, maple syrup, flour, baking powder and cinnamon. Pulse 3-4 times or until just combined. Wipe down the sides of the bowl as necessary. Spoon the batter into a loaf tin lined with baking paper and smooth. Gently press the slices of apple into the top of the cake, dust with a little cinnamon and drizzle with a little maple syrup. Pop into the oven to bake for an hour or so. The cake is cooked when a skewer inserted comes out clean. Allow to cool slightly in the tin before placing on a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy alongside a little sliced fruit for a wholesome delicious breakfast.
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