Friday, June 27, 2008

Low fat Apple Bread

Since I had a couple of apples and couple of single serves of danon yogurts which needed to be consumed asap,I had this idea of trying to make an apple bread with yogurt in it.I looked around for a recipe in all the usual places, and though I found plenty of good recipes for apple bread,I could not find any with yogurt or vanilla yogurt in it.

Bolstered by my recent success with the cumin cookie I was feeling very creative and gutsy in my kitchen.I decided to take a few basic ideas from some recipes and try altering it with some of my own ideas and crossed my fingers that the final product will be at the very least edible.

When the bread was ready I gingerly removed it from the oven and was happy that it looked fine and that the bread did not cave in or crumble.After cooling and slicing it I cautiously tried popping a small piece of bread in my mouth and was extremely surprised.The bread had turned out wonderfully spongy and moist and tasted yummy.Since I completely eliminated butter and eggs for this recipe and used very little oil,this bread is lower in fat content too.
Egg Free Low Fat Apple Bread

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Ingredients and method to make the Apple bread
2 cups of peeled,cored and diced apple ( I used 2 medium gala apples)
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour (I used unbleached apf)
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tbsp oil
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 cup sugar (see notes)
1/2 cup plain yogurt  or vanilla flavored yogurt (see notes)
3/4 tsp pure vanilla extract (see notes)
1tbsp corn starch mixed with 3 tbsp of water (in lieu of 1 egg) (corn starch is called corn flour in India)

Preheat oven at 350 deg F. Mix all the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
Add yogurt,the corn starch mixed with water,the oil and mix well.
Add apple pieces and vanilla extract and mix well
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Pour into a greased bread pan and bake for about 30 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

If you use vanilla flavored yogurt, you might want to reduce the vanilla extract to just 1/2 tsp since the yogurt will have some flavoring too. Also if the vanilla yogurt is quite sweet  and you like your bread mildly sweet you may want to reduce the quantity of sugar slightly (by a few tbsp)


Mahimaa's kitchen said...

those look delicious.. my list of recipes to try keeps on increasing :)

Unknown said...

nice recipe usha...looks awesome!

ST said...

Delicious and yummy recipie....

Usha said...

Thanks Mahimaa,Sowmya and Sireesha !

Sujatha said...

Usha, you have a nice blog with super recipes! Your apple bread looks delicious... BTW, thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet comment..

Sujatha said...

Usha, you have a nice blog with super recipes! Your apple bread looks delicious... BTW, thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet comment..

Usha said...

Thanks a lot Sujatha for your comments and for visiting mine!

Chef E said...

I picked up some fresh apples, and going by the Indian grocer today, I think I will make this tonight, thanks!

Anonymous said...

I came across your recipe in a google search for "healthy apple bread". So glad I did! It tastes amazing. :) thanks for the inspiration! My husband and kids thank you too ;). Laura, new jersey

Archana said...

looks yum.

Srivalli said...

Looks very yum Usha..

great-secret-of-life said...

looks yummy..

ls91 said...

My new favourite recipe! Just made it in cake tin, check-in regularly after 20 mins and it cane out v well, slightly burnt on top but thankfully didn't spoil the taste. Excellent recipe!

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