Take some time out of your schedule while learning how to become a dietitian with some whole wheat apple bread. This recipe produces dark and heavy bread that provides good nutrition and an addicting flavor.
2 C. whole wheat flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
1 Tbsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. vanilla
¼ C. vegetable oil
½ C. honey
2 T. milk
2 C. grated apples
Mix dry ingredients together. Wisk oil and honey in a bowl until smooth. Add milk and eggs. Mix with dry ingredients and stir well. Fold in apples. Pour into greased loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes. (Modify the recipe to make Carrot-Apple Bread by using 1 ½ cups of grated apples and ½ cup of grated carrot.)
Whole wheat flour boasts a high protein and fiber content, which can keep your body fueled and satisfied for a longer period of time. Consuming whole grains provides important vitamins, minerals, and complex carbohydrates compared to refined grains, which strip the grain of its nutrients.
This apple bread recipe does not require using refined sugar either. Honey is a natural sweetener which gives a richer taste and more filling sensation than sugar. It contains certain antioxidants and antimicrobial properties that cannot be found in sugar.
Notice that the recipe calls for oil instead of butter. This substitution reduces unhealthy fats and cholesterol making apple bread a heart healthy snack. Consuming oils, such as canola or olive oil, in moderation can support a balanced diet as well.