Cinnamon Apple Bread

Back with a recipe today!  This week has been a busy one.  I had a slight head cold and work was just packed.  Some great things happened though.  At work specifically there were so many wonderful conversations with clients about being more flexible with food and seeing people feel more empowered is amazing.  This was also week two of my seminars on intuitive eating with Evelyn Tribole.  This weeks’ session came with a helpful exercise I wanted to share with you all.  Plus, I’ve got a very tasty snack or breakfast treat that is perfect for a cozy fall day.


The idea of listening to our bodies seems difficult and maybe a tad hippie-hippie.  But turning inward is very possible, and really helps you let go of any previous rules and/or just negative thoughts about food and/or your body.  You don’t need anyone telling you what or how much to eat or exercise, you can just list to what feels good.  It does take practice, and it takes being able to listen.

So the exercise: asking ourselves to tune in and feel our current state.  Right now would you say you feel, pleasant, unpleasant or neutral?  Try it, which one of those three feelings do you feel?  No judgement.  Then, maybe throughout the day ask yourself this a few times, just to get a sense of how you feel.  Not really in relation to anything or a task, just in general.  It helps you be more aware and allows you to focus on yourself.  Self-care, it is hard but someones got to do it! 

I will leave you with that nugget today and this recipe.  This one is a spin on my chocolate chunk banana bread recipe I posted earlier this year.  It uses apples instead of banana and has some yogurt for added protein and moisture.  It is very flavorful and goes nicely with a dollop of yogurt or peanut butter, or both!  Great for breakfast or as a snack.  It is also freezer friendly. 

I hope everyone is having a great weekend.  I hope you find this exercise helpful toward your journey of introspection.  And as always cheers!

Cinnamon Apple Bread

Yield: 10-12

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened apple sauce 
  • 1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt (or one 4.4oz container Siggis Whole Milk Vanilla Yogurt)
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 ½ cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 apples, peeled and grated 

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees
  2. Line loaf pan with parchment paper
  3. In large bowl add your wet ingredients, your apple sauce, yogurt, butter, egg, vanilla and sugar and mix until combine.
  4. Add your dry ingredients- flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon to the bowl and mix until just combine
  5. Last fold in your grated apple, careful not to over mix.
  6. Pour your mixture into a lined loaf pan and bake for 45-50 minutes or until the top is nice and brown and a toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Let cool, slice and enjoy!
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