So I stayed in bed. I watched Beaches. I cried. I watched Sleepless in Seattle. I cried. Then to make the emotional woman saga complete, I made something sweet.
The sweet? A quick bread. The thing I love about them is that they hide their beauty- they’re humble, unassuming, and wrapped in a browned, rectangular crust – but inside, they’re bursting with flavor, a delicate crumb, and full of all the things that make you rekindle weekend breakfasts with mom.
This one is a little extra special because it’s studded with soft, sweet apples and topped with crunchy brown sugar and oats. It fills the kitchen with the most comforting perfume of apples and cinnamon; scents which are sure to make any dull, rainy weekend feel, well, perfect.
Brew a pot of coffee and share a slice of this bread with your loved ones, because they’re worth it.
But, um, make multiple. If you’re anything like me, the crunchy top to your beautiful loaf will have mysteriously gone missing.
Apple cinnamon quick bread
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 50-55 minutes
Yields: 1 loaf
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 t baking soda
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 t cinnamon
1/2 t salt
1 large egg
1/2 cup canola oil
1/4 cup plain yogurt
1 1/2 cups chopped apples (around 2 small)
2 T rolled oats
2 T brown sugar
1/2 T cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour, baking soda, sugar cinnamon and salt.
In another small bowl, combine egg, oil, and yogurt. Add wet ingredients to dry and mix until mostly combined. Fold in chopped apples until evenly distributed.
Pour batter into a greased loaf pan. If the batter is thick, just press it down into the pan. Sprinkle the topping evenly. Bake for 50-55 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out of the center clean. Allow to cool before removing from the loaf pan and serving.