Grab some apples and make these deliciously chunky apple bread!
This recipe is easy to make, even if you have a hoard of hungry children demanding food, or a small helper distracting you! You probably have all the ingredients in your kitchen right now, so you should definitely give this chunky apple cake a go.
“It’s good… but it’s missing something.” She said as she reached for another slice. “It needs less cinnamon and more nutmeg.”
“The bits of apple need to be bigger” the other girl child garbled around a huge mouthful of cake.
My children don’t watch Master Chef but that doesn’t stop them critiquing my cooking with all the passion and expertise of Matt Preston.
I thought my apple bread was good the first time I made it, but I took on board some of their suggestions and darn it, they were right! The apple chunks did need to be bigger and it did need a little more ‘something’.
So my smallest helper and I made another loaf, and this one was pronounced ‘perfect’ by the judges.
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What they didn’t know was that the ‘extra something’ in this cake was possibly a few chunks of egg shell that I didn’t manage to fish out after Noah learned to crack eggs into the mix! Ah well, what they don’t know won’t hurt them right?
This cake is lovely and appley (is so too a word!), and cinnamony, and even nutmeggey (they are also words). It’s dairy free, but you could definitely use melted butter in place of the oil if you prefer and I am sure you could switch out the brown sugar for any other kind of sweetener you like.
I changed some of the flour for oat flour to add just a tiny bit of oaty flavour, because apples and oats should always go together. Making oat flour is easy – just whizz up some rolled oats in your food processor (or kitchen whizzing machine of choice) until they are fine and powdery. The finer you make it the less anyone will notice it, but a few chunky bits is ok too. Or you could use any other flour of choice.
Chunky Apple Bread.
Please note: this recipe uses Australian measurements and temperatures, if you need to convert measurements or temperatures you can find our printable cooking conversion chart here.
I hope your little judges enjoy this cake as much as mine did… but then again, if they don’t like it that means you can eat it all yourself!
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Lynda @ all about mama says
That is so cute and it sounds delicious! My kids at this stage are happy with any baking delights I came up with…once they didn’t even murmur one word of disapproval when I accidentally used 1 tablespoon instead of 1 teaspoon of bicarb soda in some Anzac biscuits (God bless their little hearts!). My husband and I almost gagged and of course as he is sure to point out even the slightest thing that’s not quite right about my cooking – I sure copped a ribbing about those darn Anzac biscuits!
Oh no! But they can’t have been too bad if the kids ate them!
Kt ford says
added pecans and yellow raisins at my gaggle’s suggestions…
should freeze well too…
My kids suggested raisins/sultanas too but I told them no! LOL Glad it went well.
This sounds great! I’ve got a stack of apples and this would put them to perfect use. No oat’s in this house though so I might just need to add in some extra flour, I wonder if almond meal would work instead?
The original recipe I based it on just used 1 and 1/3 cup of s/r flour so you could totally do that, but it always rose a little too much for my small loaf tin but wasn’t quite big enough for the big one. So taking out a little rise worked well… so I definitely think you could do the same with almond meal.
We are going to make this tomorrow, it sounds good!!!
To answer your question, yes! My husband is a chef and treats me like his apprentice with his criticism!
This looks yummy! Will have to add to the list of things to bake, cheers.
oooh if my husband was a chef and even murmured a little discontent at my baking he’d be the one in the kitchen for hours on end! LOL
Made and enjoyed, thank you! Perfect rainy afternoon activity and eating.
Kristy @Loveandblasphemy says
I love making stuff with apples! Thanks for sharing!
I HATE BAKING (love cooking though!) – and only to it to excite my kids. Whether they would eat this or not, my husband would love it.
My only critics are the kids….my husband wouldn’t dare!!!!
Made this with my 4 and 6 year old today. Kids cut up all the apple so varying sizes which was great. Husband very happy. A hit all round! Thanks. ( except for the 4 year old that decided she didn’t like the bits of apple! Lol what can you do! )
[email protected] says
Golly! Woman… you just made me drool. This looks so good, especially with this cold weather. Thanks a tonne. Will be baking very soon! xo P
Look forward to trying your recipe will let you know if it is a success
Bek @ Just For Daisy says
Looks great! I like the chunkier apple too!! We’re going to make this but swap the sugar out for honey to keep my hubby happy! :) And we’ll be sorted! Thanks!!