Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Apple Recipes

Yesterday my mom helped me work up a ton of apples. She ran the apple peeler/corer/slicer, and I threw the apples into several recipes. We ended up with cookies, cakes, breads, apple butter, and several frozen apples. The crazy part...we only did half of the apples! Guess I'll have to take another day to finish the project!

To my great surprise, everything turned out super tasty! Here are the recipes:Doesn't this excited face make you want to try a cookie, too?


Oatmeal Apple Cookies

1 3/4 c. flour (I used 1 c. whole wheat flour and 3/4 c. all-purpose flour)

1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 c. butter

1 c. brown sugar
2 eggs
1/2 c. rolled oats (oatmeal)
1 c. apples, chopped (measure generously)

Sift dry ingredients together. Set aside. Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and beat until light and fluffy. Add oatmeal and apples, mix well. Add dry ingredients and mix
well.
Drop batter by tablespoonfuls onto greased baking sheet. Bake in preh
eated oven at 375 degrees for about 12 minutes.
These cookies are pretty similar to muffin tops and work great for breakfast!


Dutch Apple Bread
This recipe was stolen from Beautiful Chaos' blog. It is SO good, I had to share it here!
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/3 cup buttermilk
1 cup chopped, peeled apples
1/3 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Topping:
1/3 cup flour
2 Tbsp. sugar
2 Tbsp. brown sugar
1/2 tsp. cinammon
3 Tbsp. butter

Cream butter & sugar together. Beat in eggs & vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; stir into the creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk. Fold in apples and nuts. Pour into a greased 9-in. x 5-in. x 3-in. loaf pan. For topping, combine the first four ingredients; cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over batter. Bake at 350 degrees for 55-60 minutes.
We wrapped this bread up and took it to Cloe's teacher at school today! Hope we earned some brownie points!



Apple Cake
This recipe was stolen from Beautiful Chaos, too. Last night, one of our kids at the Drake Bible Study told me I was the best cook ever...we'll be adopting John soon!

3 cups flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 cup canola oil
2 cups sugar
3 well-beaten eggs
2 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. vanilla
3 apples, diced

Gradually add flour to other ingredients. Pour batter into lightly greased and floured 9x13 pan. Bake for 55-60 minutes at 350 degrees.


I added a little glaze on the top...doesn't everyone love a little frosting!


Spiced Apple Bread
This recipe came from southernfoods.com. It made five medium sized loaves of bread. The kids think it is yummmmmy!

2 2/3 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs, beaten
2 teaspoons vanilla
4 cups coarsely chopped apples
2 teaspoons sugar mixed with 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

In a bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, and spices. In a mixing bowl, combine sugar and oil. Beat in eggs and vanilla, then stir in chopped apples. Add the dry ingredients and mix until well blended. Grease 2 9x5-inch loaf pans and line bottoms with waxed paper. Greased waxed paper. Pour batter into pans, smoothing the top with a spatula or spoon. Bake for 20 minutes at 325°. Pull out rack and sprinkle loaves with the cinnamon sugar mixture. Continue baking for 30 to 40 minutes, or until a wooden pick or cake tester inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool for 10 minutes; turn out onto a rack. Slice and serve or freeze.
Got any other apple recipes I should try?

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