It's the time of year where friends ask you if you'd like any apples from their tree and bags of cranberries start to show up in the lunchroom at work. It's the time of year when you walk into a home and smell cinnamon mixed with baking fruits.
It's the time of year when the leaves shower down from the trees in colors only nature can produce and leaf piles start to show up all over the yard.
Today is so amazing here. The weather is sunny and warm, but still a tiny bit crisp. The trees are blazing with color and there are enough leaves on the ground to crunch every time you step. The air is filled with the smell of them. All of this just automatically make you feel at peace and stress free. Nature's therapy.
This quick bread is so so good. The combination of flavors hits it just right. Use fresh cranberries and apples for the most tasty bread, and don't forget to make a loaf for a friend!
Yield: 16 slices, 114 calories per slice
3/4 c. whole wheat flour
3/4 c. all-purpose flour
2 egg whites
1/2 c. Stevia in the Raw Cup for Cup sweetener
1/2 c. all-purpose flour
3 T. unsweetened applesauce
1-1/2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda
1/4 t. salt
1 t. ground cinnamon
1 t. pure vanilla extract
1 c. fresh cranberries (or frozen)
2 c. peeled and finely chopped apples
1/2 c. walnuts (optional)
1. Beat the egg, egg whites, Stevia, sugar, vanilla and applesauce until creamy. In a separate bowl, combine the flours, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Add the flour mixture to the wet mixture and stir until combined (will be very thick). Stir in the apples, cranberries and nuts.
2. Add batter to an 8x4x2" loaf pan coated. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
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