The Adventure Starts Here: Some Apple Recipes to Try this Fall!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Some Apple Recipes to Try this Fall!

After visiting the apple orchard this weekend, I'm all of a sudden craving all things apple.  So I decided to whip up a few apple filled recipes to enjoy all week long.  First up was some jazzed up chicken salad.   Make sure to keep reading, because my second recipe is a delicious apple cinnamon bread that makes you feel like you are eating dessert for breakfast!  


I have always been a fan of chicken salad, but I usually keep it really simple... just some leftover rotisserie chicken and some Miracle Whip on toasted bread.  But since it's fall, I decided to make it a little extra special with apples, dried cranberries, and some pecans.  I had hoped to pick up some fresh croissants to use as my bread, but my store was all out when I went.  So instead, I settled for some simple rolls.  


Ingredients:
1 cup cooked chicken, cut into bite-sized pieces (I used a rotisserie from our local grocery store)
1/2 of a Gala apple, cut into bite sized pieces
3 tablespoons dried cranberries (I used Craisins)
2 tablespoons chopped pecans
2 tablespoons of Miracle Whip or mayonnaise (depending on your preference)

Method:
Mix all your ingredients together.
You can then spread it onto a roll (or croissant), fill a pita or wrap, or add to the top of a lettuce salad.


My second recipe I tried is an applesauce and cinnamon bread.  I'm a huge fan of these apple and zucchini muffins, but I figured it was about time to try a new apple recipe.  While this recipe calls for apple sauce instead of real apples, I actually kind of prefer that since I'm not a fan of huge chunks of cooked apple (or any fruit) in my desserts.  This bread made my house smell so good and it really did taste like fall!  I definitely recommend giving this bread a try, it was really easy to make!


Ingredients:
2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup oats (I used the quick cook kind)
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs beaten
1/2 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
1 cup applesauce (I used Motts, but homemade would be amazing)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

GLAZE
1 cup confectioners sugar
1/4 cup applesauce

Method:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and grease loaf pan. I used a 10 inch metal nonstick loaf pan.

In a large bowl, mix by hand flour, oats, salt, cinnamon, and baking powder. Set aside.

In another bowl, mix sugar, oil, eggs, yogurt, applesauce, and vanilla, then stir into dry ingredients by hand until just combined.

Scoop the batter into the loaf pan and bake for 45-48 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Remove from the oven and whisk together the powdered sugar and applesauce for the glaze.

When the bread has cooled for just a bit, pour the glaze over the top. It will settle into the cracks and keep the bread moist. The glaze will set, but will remain slightly sticky.


Enjoy!!!  What are some of your favorite apple recipes?

8 comments:

  1. Yum, yum, yum! I am going to pin and try both of these recipes. Thank you so much for sharing them. I can't get enough apple recipes in the fall.

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  2. YUM! I love chicken salad but I never make it! This recipe looks like one I'd like to try!

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  3. I plan on doing some baking over the next couple of weeks and that bread is a must make.

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  4. Adding these to my must bake list! I just adore fall baking. The smells, the tastes, everything!

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  5. These look delicious!! We are heading to the apple orchard soon so I can't wait to give your recipes a try. I love having chicken salad for lunch so an apple version seems like the perfect Fall lunch

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  6. So I NEED to make that chicken salad! There is this amazing chicken apple walnut salad at Disneyland that I've been having every time (I mean, and it comes in a bread bowl, how could I not?) and it's AMAZING. This reminds me so much of it!

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  7. Mmm, that chicken salad sounds amazing! I am going to make that this weekend! Thanks for the recipe!

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