Apple, Cinnamon and Yoghurt Loaf

Apple Cinnamon and Yoghurt Loaf

Sweet whole food at its best

The beauty of Apple, Cinnamon and Yoghurt Loaf is that you will probably have all the ingredients in your pantry and fridge before you start.  It contains good things like wholemeal flour, apples, yoghurt, butter and eggs and that sweetest of spice, cinnamon. It is one of those handy loaf cakes that you can throw together at a moment’s notice and enjoy for morning or afternoon tea.

While I made this loaf with brown sugar, feel free to substitute this with maple syrup or rice malt syrup for a lower sugar content but all the flavour.  You will want to put a little brown sugar and cinnamon on top though which finishes the loaf off nicely.

A Family Favourite

This loaf can be enjoyed plain straight from the oven or simply spread with butter.  Either way you will want to have a second piece. And this is the perfect loaf to pack for school lunches.  My children actually request it when they know I have made it.  They love it.  It is just the right combination of comfort and whole food goodness that keeps them hooked and gives them lots of energy to last the distance in the school day.

Apple Cinnamon and Yoghurt Loaf

A delicious loaf to share with friends over coffee or tea.

All the Good Things

Choosing to use wholemeal flour in this loaf is a good thing.  For one it is high in vitamins and minerals and two, it is high in fibre.  So even though there is no difference in the calorie content when compared with white flour you are reaping the benefits of added nutrients and fibre.  Food made from wholemeal flour supports a healthy diet unlike processed flour which really only provides carbohydrates.

In addition, cinnamon which is used liberally in this recipe is high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties.  It is thought to reduce the risk of heart disease and can lower your blood sugar levels.  Nice!

There are probiotic benefits to eating this Apple, Cinnamon and Yoghurt Loaf which come from both the yoghurt and the apples. Yay! I probably don’t need to tell you why apples are good for you.  Just quickly though the benefits are – good for weight loss, blood sugar levels, prevent cancer and can fight asthma!

Just writing this I am compelled to make this delicious loaf again, and again….

How to Make Apple Cinnamon and Yoghurt Loaf

How to Make Apple Cinnamon and Yoghurt Loaf

Apple, Cinnamon and Yoghurt Loaf

A wholefood sweet fix that satisfies the cravings for cake but ticks lots of boxes for food that is good for you.

Keyword Apple Cinnamon and Yoghurt Loaf
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 10
Author Jane Georgiades

Ingredients

  • 2 medium apples chopped in small pieces
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 125 g butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar or
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup or rice malt syrup
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 2 cups wholemeal flour
  • 1 cup Greek yoghurt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 170°C Combine the apples with the cinnamon and 3 tablespoons of brown sugar.

  2. Cream the rest of the brown sugar or syrup if using with butter. Beat in eggs. Fold in apple and cinnamon mixture. Combine all these ingredients with flour. Fold in yoghurt. Spoon into a loaf tin lined with baking paper and bake for 50 minutes or until a skewer tests clean. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack. Serve sliced with or without butter and your favourite cup of tea or coffee.

So enjoy making Apple, Cinnamon and Yoghurt Loaf.




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