one for us, and one for our real-life neighbor. Although I've lived next to her for almost a year, I'd never actually spoken to her until mid-December when she brought over some bread and her contact information, asking us to keep an eye on her house while she went out of town. It was such an unexpected, lovely gift. It made me happy, yet also sad that it had taken so long for us to have a real conversation.
Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Quick Bread
Chobani plain Greek yogurt
quick cooking oats*
packed brown sugar
1 1/3 cups
1 1/3 cups
whole wheat flour
gala apple, cut into small pieces. (Reserve a few thin slices for decoration if you like.)
*I don't usually have quick-cooking oats around, but you can make your own by pulsing 2 cups regular old-fashioned oats in the food processor a couple times.
**If you don't have a banana, you could replace with 1/4 cup applesauce, honey, or brown sugar
It's simple recipe with few ingredients (and a bit of cheater's recipe with the packages of instant oatmeal), but the applecinnamonoatmealbread is one of the very first recipes that I made seven-odd years ago, around the same time that I became obsessed with watching Christine Cushing, Anna Olson, Jamie Oliver, and Iron Chef
VIOLA - Buttermilk Cinnamon Sugar APPLE Raisin Bread. However, in the complete spirit of #TwelveLoaves, imagine I've added some finely chopped and peeled apples into the cinnamon/sugar/raisin layer and
Also, keep in mind you can omit the apples for a regular baked oatmeal variation. If you are making it ahead of time and refrigerating overnight, some of the apples may pop up to the top and brown slightly - it doesn't affect the taste