Apple & Cinnamon Loaf

One of my favourite flavour combinations has to be apple and cinnamon. I’m a bit cinnamon mad – I get through a bottle very quickly. I’ve read that cinnamon helps to stabilise blood sugar levels, and have noticed that many over-the-counter supplements for Diabetes contain cinnamon extract as their active ingredient.

 

Cinnamon in this recipe can be used to your taste – add more for a spicier flavour, or less if you want a more subtle warmth.

 

Protein-Enriched Apple and Cinnamon Loaf

  • 3 cups wholewheat flour
  • 1 scoop (30g) protein powder (flavour of your choice)
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup brown sugar, or the equivalent amount of your choice of sweetener
  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1 cup apple sauce
  • 1 tsp caramel essence (if you don’t have caramel, vanilla will work)

  1. Combine the flour, protein powder, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and sugar in a large bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl or jug, beat together the eggs, milk, water, apple sauce and caramel essence.
  3. Pour the liquid mixture onto the dry mixture and mix with a fork till combined.
  4. Bake in a prepared loaf tin at 180/350 degrees for 40 minutes, or until skewer comes out clean.
  5. Transfer to wire rack to cool.

NB. If you’re not a fan of protein powder in baking (or if you don’t have any) simply omit it and reduce the apple sauce to ¾ cup.

 

I ate a couple of slices fresh from the oven! I left one slice plain and topped the other with peanut butter. It was soft and delicious – the quantity of apple sauce prevents it from going dry as a result of the protein powder. I think it would taste yummy toasted too.

 

Well, I’m off to do my hour of Pilates! Enjoy your day!

 

Mali.xxx

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