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Apple-Grapenut Bread

Apple-Grapenut Bread

The hub and I have been hankering for a little treat. We also wanted to reciprocate with a neighbor who left her homemade scones on our front porch this last week. Apple-Grapenut Bread came to mind, although I hadn’t made it in a long time. I first made it as as teenager from a recipe on the back of the cereal box, so I guess you could call it a “retro” recipe. Whether you’ve had it before and want to enjoy the taste memory, or this is your first acquaintance with the bread, I hope you’ll enjoy making some for yourself and your family and maybe neighbors too.      For best slicing and mellowing of flavors, store overnight before you want to use it.


Makes one, 8 x 4 x 3 loaf     Preparation time: 45 minutes  ​ Baking time: 60-65 minutes

Ingredients 2 cups sifted all-purpose flower ​2½ teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt ¾ teaspoon cinnamon ¼ teaspoon nutmeg ⅛ teaspoon allspice ⅔ cup light brown sugar, packed ½ cup Grapenuts 1 cup peeled, finely chopped tart apple ½ cup chopped nuts 2 eggs, beaten ⅔ cup milk 2 tablespoons molasses ¼ cup shortening, melted and cooled

Instructions Preheat oven to 350 1. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, and spices into a mixing bowl. 2. Stir in brown sugar, cereal, apples, and nuts. 3. In a second bowl, combine eggs, milk, molasses, and shortening.  4. Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture, and blend just until all flour is dampened. 5. Pour into a well greased 8 x 4 x 3 inch loaf pan. Bake in oven for 60-65 minutes. Stick in a toothpick to test for doneness.  If it comes out clean, the bread is done. 6. Cool 10 minutes in pan, then turn out on a cake rack. When the bread is cool, wrap it in waxed paper or aluminum foil to keep. 

I hope you enjoy this dish. Let me know if you’ve tried it and how it turned out. ​Good cooking to you,

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