Apple Cinnamon Granola Bread
Apple Cinnamon Granola Bread is utterly marvelous. This home-baked bread is scrumptious and wonderful. Applesauce and apple juice are mixed with raisins, granola cereal, honey, both regular and wheat flour and made in the breadmaker. This lovely yeast bread is not only a great choice for breakfast but, because it’s not overly sweet, you can also use it for a dinner bread.
I made several loaves of bread for a celebration dinner at church last weekend. Apple Cinnamon Granola Bread was on the menu. I loved how this bread turned out. It had crunchy texture from the granola and raisins. There was a sweet savor from the cinnamon, honey and apple ingredients.
On top of that, the bread turned out light and fluffy rather than dense and heavy. I ended up with a few leftover slices that I toasted and spread with butter and enjoyed them tremendously.
This is another recipe I found in my Black and Decker bread machine cookbook. I had overlooked this recipe because I thought it was a bread dough that was raised in the bread machine and then later shaped or formed. I couldn’t be bothered with any additional work.
But when I actually started looking at the ingredients and directions I realized that was not the case. It was made the traditional way bread machine breads are made. As I looked through the unusual ingredients I knew this was a recipe I needed to try. I didn’t even bother adding the raisins at the first beep. I just put them into the bread from the get-go and the bread still turned out wonderfully.
Apple Cinnamon Granola Bread exceeded my expectations. It was so tasty. If you’re looking for a delicious home-baked bread that can be made in the bread machine, then I highly recommend Apple Cinnamon Granola Bread. Serve it with apple butter, preserves, honey, butter or cream cheese. All will work excellently and you will be one happy camper. 🙂
Apple Cinnamon Granola Bread is a wholesome and delicious bread made in the breadmaker.
Granola and raisins add a nice chewy texture to the bread.
Here’s a close up of the bread so you can see its consistency.
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients.
Layer apple sauce, apple juice, oil, honey, salt, wheat flour, and bread flour in the canister.
Add granola, cinnamon, raisins, yeast and vital wheat gluten in the canister. Bake on whole wheat bread cycle. Mine takes almost 4 hours.
Allow bread to rest about 15 minutes in bread oven. Remove from oven and brush top and sides with butter to prevent crust from hardening.
While Apple Cinnamon Granola Bread is great for breakfast, it’s also a nice dinner bread because it isn’t overly sweet.
Doesn’t Apple Cinnamon Granola Bread look marvelous?
Apple Cinnamon Granola Bread is a delightful home-baked bread to serve for a company or holiday breakfast.
Here’s the recipe.
APPLE CINNAMON GRANOLA BREAD
(Recipe adapted from Black and Decker)
- 1 cup unsweetened apple juice
- 2/3 cup unsweetened apple sauce
- 2 tbsp. canola oil
- 2 tbsp. honey
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 ½ cups whole wheat flour
- 2 ¼ cups bread flour (NOT all-purpose flour)
- ½ cup granola
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 ½ tsp. yeast
- 4 tsp. vital wheat gluten
- 1/3 cup golden raisins
- Layer ingredients in breadmaker canister in order given.
- Place on whole wheat setting – approximately 4 hours cooking time.
- Allow bread to rest in oven 15 minutes before removing.
- Brush butter over top and sides of bread to prevent the crusts from hardening.
- Allow bread to rest an additional 15 minutes before cutting down into slices.
- -lb. loaf makes 10 slices or 20 half slices.
You will savor every mouthful of this lovely home-baked bread.
I don’t know what I’d do without my breadmaker. I bake bread in it ALL the time!
Apple Cinnamon Granola Bread is wonderful. Why don’t you give it a try?