Never Skip Breakfast Again: Make this Apple Raisin Breakfast Bread
Always rushing out the door? Have this Apple Raisin Bread ready to grab.
If you are anything like me, some days it’s just easier to skip breakfast than to try to find time to make and eat something. I am not, and never will be, a fan of cold, store-bought breakfast cereals. I do like overnight oatmeal, but sometimes I just forget at night to put it all together and have it in the fridge. And I’ve forgotten about it in the morning when it is there too.
Having a ready-to-go breakfast that I can grab quickly and eat in the car on the drive to work seems to be the easiest way for me to make sure that I have something filling and healthy to eat every morning. I have it sliced up and ready to go already, so it only takes a few seconds to take a slice on the run. Having this breakfast option ready for the whole family is an easy way to make sure that they eat something before heading out to their busy days.
They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Don’t let your family skip it when they are short on time. Make a loaf or two of this Apple Raisin Breakfast Bread for a quick breakfast option the whole family will love.
- 2 cups flour (I use whole grain or wheat)
- 1 tsp. salt
- 4 tbsp. brown sugar, divided
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 2 tbsp. melted butter
- 3 apples
- 4 tsp. baking powder
- 4 tbsp. shortening
- 2 cups chopped raisins
- 1 egg, beaten well
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Mix flour, baking powder, salt and 2 tbsp. of the brown sugar in a large mixing bowl.
- Cut in the shortening and stir in the raisins.
- Whisk egg into milk. Add slowly to flour mixture until you have a stiff dough.
- Pour half into a well-greased loaf pan.
- Brush with melted butter.
- Pare, quarter and core apples. Cut into thin slices, arranging in overlapping rows on the dough.
- Mix remaining brown sugar with cinnamon in a small bowl.
- Brush with more melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon mixture.
- Top with remaining dough.
- Brush top with more melted butter.
- Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes, or until browned to your liking.
I store my Apple Raisin Breakfast Bread in an airtight container on the counter, but you may also refrigerate if you like.
I also bake an extra loaf or two when I have a lot of apples to freeze. You may also sprinkle old-fashioned oats on top before baking to add a little something extra. Make sure to brush the oats with butter also to avoid burning.
Bake as directed. Let cool completely. Wrap in foil and place in a large freezer bag. Remove as much air as possible. Freeze and store for up to 3 months. Allow bread to thaw overnight in the refrigerator before cutting and serving.