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Fall in a Flash: Easy Cinnamon Apple Pie Bread

Summer's bounty may be fading, but fret not! Autumn brings its own harvest of delicious flavors, and this Cinnamon Apple Pie Bread recipe is here to celebrate them. It's a quick and easy way to enjoy all the comforting tastes of apple pie, baked into a moist and flavorful bread.

While some may mourn the end of juicy berries and stone fruits, the arrival of crisp apples ignites a new wave of culinary excitement. For those who might not consider themselves "apple people," this recipe is the perfect gateway into the world of autumnal apple desserts.

This Cinnamon Apple Pie Bread isn't just about convenience; it's a delightful exploration of textures and flavors. Imagine the warm spices and sweet, gooey apples of classic apple pie, all wrapped up in the comforting goodness of a quick bread. It's perfect for those who crave the essence of apple pie but prefer the ease and versatility of bread.

This recipe is more than just a dessert – it's an experience. The intoxicating aroma of cinnamon and apples will fill your home as it bakes, creating a warm and cozy atmosphere. The diced apples add a delightful textural contrast to the moist bread, offering a burst of freshness in every bite.

Here's why you'll love this recipe:

  • Quick and Easy: No need for complicated homemade crusts or intricate preparations. This recipe comes together in a flash, perfect for busy weeknights or spontaneous fall gatherings.
  • All the Flavors of Apple Pie: Packed with warm cinnamon, sweet apples, and a hint of nutmeg (if using store-bought apple pie filling), this bread captures the essence of your favorite fall dessert.
  • Moist and Delicious: The combination of cake mix, self-rising flour, and mashed apple pie filling creates a beautifully moist and flavorful bread.
  • Perfect Texture: Dicing the apples instead of shredding them adds a delightful textural contrast, offering pops of freshness in every bite.
  • Versatile Enjoyment: Enjoy this bread for breakfast, as an afternoon snack, or even a decadent dessert. It's also a wonderful addition to any potluck or holiday gathering.

Ingredients:

  • 1 can (21 ounces) apple pie filling, mashed
  • 1 yellow cake mix
  • 4 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon (or more to taste)
  • 1 medium apple, diced (optional, for extra apple chunks)

Instructions:

  1. Whisk the Dry: In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients – the cake mix, self-rising flour, and cinnamon.

  2. Combine Wet and Dry: In a separate bowl, combine the mashed apple pie filling and the slightly beaten eggs. Gently fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until just combined. Be careful not to overmix.

  3. Apple Additions: If you'd like even more apple chunks, fold in the diced apple at this stage.

  4. Prepare to Bake: Preheat your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit (163 degrees Celsius). Grease two loaf pans.

  5. Batter Up: Divide the batter evenly between the two prepared loaf pans.

  6. The Sweet Finishing Touch: Sprinkle the tops of the loaves with a mixture of granulated sugar and cinnamon (optional).

  7. Baking to Perfection: Bake the apple pie bread for 35-45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

  8. Enjoy the Fall Flavors: Let the bread cool slightly in the pans before removing it to a wire rack to cool completely. Slice and serve, and savor the taste of fall in every delightful bite!

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