Bread. Oh bread. I love you, bread. Sadly, you don’t seem to love me very much. Or…do you love me too much? Either way, I’ve learned that we just can’t hang out like we used to. And that’s ok. We’ll be like long-distance friends. We’ll see each other every now and again. And it’ll be fun. But then we’ll have to part ways again. And we’ll both be fine. Everything in moderation. (Even moderation, amiright?)
Now, I am all about that special occassion life. I love to celebrate. I like to celebrate my birthday for *at least* a week. I’d prefer two. I think everything should be celebrated. Including normal boring regular everydays. Because that’s where life gets lived, right? So I wanted an everyday treat. And fall makes me think of quick breads. And my favorite quick bread is an apple quick bread. I started making apple bread back in high school to give as Christmas presents. I couldn’t really afford much for gifts, but I could afford some apples (and I borrowed the rest of the ingredients from my mom’s pantry)!
Nowadays my family follows a low-carb way of eating. So I wanted to adapt the recipe in a way that could still be enjoyed on a normal boring regular everyday. So after a little brainstorming and a failed test batch I came up with this recipe. You’ll notice that there’s a bit of wiggle room here. Quick breads are VERY forgiving recipes. You could add more apple or less apple, you could grate the apple instead of chopping it. You could add more or less cinnamon, or you could even add some nutmeg or apple pie spice…or ginger! Ooooh! Add some ginger! Let me know how it turns out!! And let’s talk about the sweetener. If you don’t like non-sugar sweeteners, please feel free to sub regular sugar. I like Swerve. It doesn’t upset my tummy, can be subbed directly for sugar in recipes, and doesn’t have a bitter aftertaste. But I know not everyone is comfortable using them, so you do you boo!
Yes, that is a tiny desktop fan cooling down my butter. We keep one on the kitchen counter to cool down food for Leo.
Low(er) Carb Apple Bread
1 small apple, diced
2. Mix together the almond flour, coconut flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt.
You guys, this stuff does not photograph well.
But it’s toddler approved!! <3