If you are anything like me you love bread. It is probably my greatest food weakness (though cheese is a close second). I love all bread. Crusty bread, soft bread, sweet bread, herb bread….really if it has bread in the name I will eat it. Like anyone with a bread addiction, my greatest fear when moving to a clean eating lifestyle was that I would never eat bread again. At least not good bread. Boy was I glad to find out how wrong I was! There are tons of clean eating bread recipes…and believe it or not they are delicious!
There is one bread recipe I found on another site that I love. It is for banana bread and it is amazing! It is a recipe I found on the blog The Little Estate. You can check out the recipe here http://thislittleestate.blogspot.ca/2013/03/what-is-clean-eating-clean-banana-bread.html
Since I liked the banana bread recipe so much, I decided to try and modify it to make apple bread. I will admit it took a few tries. And…I learned quite a lot about the differences between baking soda and baking powder. Any of you who have experimented with your own baking recipes probably know exactly what I am talking about. So my first loaf didn’t rise at all, the second rose way too much. So before trying my third rendition I consulted a chef friend of mine and she set me on the right path. Thanks Hayley you are the best!
Luckily, my third try was a hit. I have to admit it surprised me how good this bread is! And this is coming from someone who has admitted on many occasions that I don’t like cooked apples (I know!). I used my homemade applesauce, which is made with local Fuji apples. I also used local whole wheat flour which I bought at the farmers market and some local honey. The Greek yogurt gives it an amazing texture and the flavor is out of this world. Once you try this bread you will be addicted. I am on my third loaf already!
Local Ingredients: Whole Wheat Flour (purchased from the farmers market, the wheat is grown and ground locally) and Honey (purchased at the grocery store, which stocks local products).