Because Hanukkah falls during the cold winter months, it’s nice to have a few things baking in the oven during the celebration. Since apples are reminiscent of other Jewish holidays, why not wrap them into Hanukkah with this delicious apple bread. This recipe is moist and sweet and will have your family or guests asking for seconds (and the recipe!)
What You Need:
½ cup butter
½ cup oil
1 cup light brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
3 cups flour
3 tsp. cinnamon
½ tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
3 cups diced apples (peeled) any variety is fine.
What You Do:
Pre-heat the oven to 300 degrees.
Prepare two regular sized loaf pans by lightly greasing and flouring them.
Make sure the butter is at room temperature and place it in a large bowlUse a wooden spoon and beat the butter until it is soft.
Then add the sugar, slowly, until it’s incorporated into the butter. Then add the vanilla, eggs and oil. Set the bowl aside.
Sift the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, and salt (the dry ingredients) together in another bowl.
Slowly incorporate the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until it’s all mixed together.
Add the apples and stir them in. If you like added crunch, feel free to add some chopped walnuts. Or if you want a chewier texture, try adding some dried cranberries.
Place the pans in the oven for 1 hour and 30 minutes. It may seem like a long time, but it’s cooking at a low temperature and needs it.
When the timer rings, remove the pans from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes.
Now remove from the pans and enjoy! It makes a great bread to serve on its own, for dessert with coffee or tea, or even as a side to your favorite Hanukkah meal!