Monday, November 6, 2017

Caramel Topped Apple Spice Bread: Fall Favorites

Today’s post is the next in our series of Blog With Friends theme collaborations. Each month a group  of bloggers get together and each publish a project based on a theme. What I love about this partnership is that it’s not bloggers with similar interests or strengths but a diverse group coming up with a variety of posts. In any given month we may have a recipe, sewing tutorial, crafts projects, book review and/or a technology post all related to the theme of the month.


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This month's theme is Fall Favorites.

There will be individual project pictures and links to what everyone else has to offer at the end of my post, but here’s a peek at what we all came up with:


Blog With Friends, multi-blogger projects based on a theme. November 2017 theme: Fall Favorites | Shared on www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #DIY


I made Caramel Topped Apple Spice Bread.


Caramel Topped Apple Spice Bread, a quick bread filled with fall flavors, chopped apples and spices. Topped with caramel filled chocolates | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #bake
Caramel Topped Apple Spice Bread

If you know me at all, you know it's no secret that when it comes to weather, I'm a summer girl. But when it comes to flavors, I'm all about the Fall. I love apples and pumpkins and all kinds of squash. My favorite apples are those with a bit of a bite, nothing too sweet for me. Braeburns or Honey Crisps are almost all I buy.

But it's the spices of the season, though, where my true love lies. The cinnamon, cloves, allspice and nutmeg. Bake a dessert with some or all of the above and once I get a whiff of those spices, I know it's Fall.

My mother in law, many years ago, gave me the recipe for an applesauce spice bread that had just a bit of baking cocoa in it. I thought that was strange, cocoa in a spice bread, but it worked. It was with that in mind that I developed this recipe. Like her recipe, there's some applesauce and a little cocoa. 

But there's also chopped apples in my bread, cinnamon baking chips, a bit of honey, a different spice mix, and just for the fun of it, I placed a line of caramel filled chocolates across the top before baking.


Caramel Topped Apple Spice Bread, a quick bread filled with fall flavors, chopped apples and spices. Topped with caramel filled chocolates | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #bake


It's really that simple, mix it up, bake, cool and slice. You can see the caramel filled chocolate at the top and the chunks of apple inside.

Caramel Topped Apple Spice Bread, a quick bread filled with fall flavors, chopped apples and spices. Topped with caramel filled chocolates | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #bake

This bread is really versatile. It's delicious with a cup of coffee for breakfast, but I heated up a slice in the microwave and topped it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for dessert. No matter how you serve it, you'll be glad you made it. Pinky swear!

Caramel Topped Apple Spice Bread, a quick bread filled with fall flavors, chopped apples and spices. Topped with caramel filled chocolates | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #bake


As always, any time you make one of my recipes, feel free to post a picture of it to my Baking In A Tornado Facebook Page. I'd love to see it!


Be sure to visit all of this month's other Blog With Friends projects:

Alicia of TaylorLife shares Favorite Fall Foods that Help Fight Depression.
Blog With Friends, Fall Favorites | Favorite Fall Foods that Help Fight Depression by Alicia of TaylorLife | Shared on www.BakingInATornado.com

Kia of Think In English shares Fabulous Fall Activities and Resources for ESL Teachers.
Blog With Friends, Fall Favorites | Fabulous Fall Activity Ideas and Resources for ESL Teachers by Kia of Think in English | Shared on www.BakingInATornado.com

Rabia of The Lieber Family Blog shares Fall Wall or Door Decor.
Blog With Friends, Fall Favorites | Fall Wall or Door Decor by Rabia of The Lieber Family Blog | Shared on www.BakingInATornado.com


Lydia of Cluttered Genius shares Proven Fall Favorites for Kids.
Blog With Friends, Fall Favorites | Proven Fall Favorites for Kids by Lydia of Cluttered Genius | Shared on www.BakingInATornado.com

Dawn of Spatulas on Parade shares Chocolate Faux Peanut Butter Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting.

Blog With Friends, Fall Favorites | Chocolate Faux Peanut Butter Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frostingby Dawn of Spatulas on Parade | Shared on www.BakingInATornado.com


Be sure to stop by again next month for more theme based projects.

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Caramel Topped Apple Spice Bread
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Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
1 stick butter, softened
1 egg, room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 TBSP honey
1 2/3 cups flour, divided
1 tsp baking soda
2 TBSP baking cocoa
1 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp cloves
1/4 tsp apple pie spice
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup apple sauce, divided
apple, cored, peeled and chopped 
1/3 cup cinnamon baking chips
7 caramel filled chocolates

Directions:
*Grease a loaf pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
*Cream the butter, egg, sugar, brown sugar and honey. Carefully beat in 2/3 cup flour, baking soda, baking cocoa, cinnamon, cloves, apple pie spice and salt.
*Beat in 1/2 cup applesauce, then the remaining flour, followed by the remaining apple sauce. Mix in the chopped apple and cinnamon baking chips.
*Spread into the prepared loaf pan. Place the caramel filled chocolates across the top.
*Bake for 45 - 50 minutes or until the center springs back to the touch. Allow to cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then run a knife around the edges, remove from the pan and allow to cool completely.





16 comments:

  1. This looks like it would be a good thing for a potluck. I would love to try this. I am so out in left field with out a mitt because I have no idea about caramel filled chocolates and cinnamon baking chips. I have to spend more time in the baking and candy aisles. I seem to be very deficient in my knowledge!!

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    1. The caramel filled chocolates are like a Rolo (I used a store brand candy) and the cinnamon baking chips can be found in the baking aisle with the chocolate chips. Now that you know, hope you try this bread.

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  2. I am with you - totally a summer girl, but I do LOVE fall flavors. I've had apple spice cake, but never quite like this. I'll have to try it with the caramel chocolates!

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    1. Yes, this one has some different flavors from most apple spice cakes. Hope you try it.

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  3. I can see the chocolate and the caramel would be perfect, like a cake candy apple. Because I’m sensitive to cinnamon (but not allergic) I might pass on the chips. . I have almost all the ingredients. Pinned for later!

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    1. Yes, it'll be delicious even without the cinnamon baking chips. Let me know what you think!

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    1. I bet your grand children would like this one, Jo-Anne.

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  5. Oh. My. Word. All my favourite flavours in one hand-dandy loaf! Yummm . . .

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  6. Oh yum! I can't wait for some time off so I can do some baking!

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    1. YES! And I bet those Grandbabies would love this one too.

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  8. This looks great! I wonder if it would work with persimmons. I have too many persimmons this week and need to do something!

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    1. It's worth a try. And let me know how it goes.

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