Friday, November 20, 2015

Apple Cranberry Bread with Streusel

Apple Cranberry Bread with Streusel | Cooking on the Front Burner

How is your week going?  Getting ready for turkey day?  I'm sure you are all thinking about your main course but what about breakfast?  You probably don't want to fuss too much so having some quick breads on hand are a perfect alternative.  This Apple Cranberry Bread is sweet, extremely moist and just the right amount of spice.  Not only are these great to have on hand but would also make a great holiday or hostess gift.  So let's get your baking on!  Are you with me?

Apparently we liked this so much that I need to make a couple more loaves as these disappeared rather fast.  I would cut a slice, then kept going back for a little more, and a little more.  I wasn't alone either, the DIY Guy was doing the same!

Apple Cranberry Bread

by Cooking on the Front Burner
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Yield 2 loaves
Inspired from Cuisine at Home
    • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
    • 1/4 cup flour
    • 2 tsp cinnamon
    • 4 tablespoons cold butter diced
    • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
    • 3 cups peeled, cored and chopped apples
    • 1 tablespoon sugar
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 3 cups flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
    • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
    • 3/4 cup chopped fresh cranberries
    • 1 stick melted butter
    • 1/2 cup applesauce (not sweetened)
    • 1/2 cup sour cream
    • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 3 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla
    1. Preheat the oven to 325 and coat two 4 1/2x8 1/2" loaf pans with nonstick spray
    2. Make the streusel by whisking together the brown sugar, flour and 2 tsp cinnamon then cut in the cold butter with a pastry blender. When it becomes pea size add in oats by hand and then chill until ready to use
    3. Make the bread by tossing the apples with 1 tbl sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon
    4. In a large bowl combine the flour, baking powder, 2 tsp cinnamon, baking soda, salt, ginger and nutmeg. Toss the apples and cranberries into flour mixture.
    5. Form a well then in a separate bowl combine the melted butter, applesauce, sour cream, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup sugar, eggs and vanilla.
    6. Pour wet ingredients into the flour well and mix until just all incorporated
    7. Divide the batter between the pans and top each with half the streusel.
    8. Bake until toothpick comes out clean about 50-60 minutes.
    9. Let cool 20 minutes then remove from pans
    10. Cool completely before cutting.
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    Loved the streusel too!  It turns out pretty crunchy and is so good.

    Apple and Cranberry bread with Streusel | Cooking on the Front Burner

    Apple and Cranberry Bread with Streusel | Cooking on the Front Burner

    A couple other quick breads you might enjoy:

    I've got your breakfast covered!  Enjoy!


    1. I love the looks of this quick bread! Fresh cranberries are one of my favorite ingredients -- this looks amazing!

    2. My week is off to a good start, and I can't wait to make this bread. I have a bag of cranberries left over and this looks like the perfect way to use them up!

      1. Thanks Amy... It will definitely be a good way to use them up!

    3. This looks amazing!! I could eat it for breakfast or dessert! Homemade bread is a favourite of mine and you create such lovely flavours :)

      1. Awww thanks Kacey! I think we ate it all day long!

    4. The streusel on these breads get me every time! What a treat!

    5. Such good flavors and I love that topping!!!

      1. Thanks Stephanie... Apples and cranberries make a good combo for sure!

    6. MMM! So yummy. Love those apple chunks!

    7. This bread is so perfect for winter! LOVE that crumbly topping.

    8. Oooh, I really want to try your orange cranberry walnut!

    9. I'm just dying to dive into a thick slice of this!

    10. I love all things apple so this sounds so delicious to me. Thank you so much for linking up with us at The Wednesday Round Up and we look forward to seeing what you have to share next week :)

    11. Hi Deb. Stopping by from The Weekend Retreat Link Party because your apple cranberry streusel bread looks so delicious!! This would be perfect for holiday guests. Thanks for sharing and hope you're enjoying your week so far.



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