Lattice Apple Bread

On my “Bread Day” I usually set aside some bread dough to make rolls, pizza crusts, cinnamon buns and sweet breads. This one is simple, easy, delicious using DRIED (and in dehydrated) apple slices. I use my own apple slices that I dehydrated myself and they are lovely, sweet organic apples, nothing added. I wash them, slice them, place them on the trays of my Excalibur dehydrator and dry them at 115 degrees until dry. Less time for “leathery” or “bendable” and more time for crispy. I then vacuum seal the dried apples in jars and store the in a dark, dry, cool place. The ones I used today were 3 1/2 years old and very yummy (I always smell and taste the dried food when opening the jar and before using!).

Dehydrated apple slices

Dehydrated apple slices

 

Lattice Apple Bread

1 pound whole wheat and honey bread dough (I use my recipe but I make a much larger batch)
1 quart jar (4 cups) of dehydrated or freeze-dried apple slices
1 cup sucanat (unrefined brown sugar), divided
1/2-1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 stick of butter, melted or 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted (keep warm)
Pinch of salt if using unsalted butter or coconut oil

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Place apples in a mixing bowl and pour warm butter or oil over top.  Mix the cinnamon and sucanat. Sprinkle on 3/4 cup of the sucanat/cinnamon and salt (if using). Toss to coat. Set aside.

On an oiled surface, roll bread dough out to a rectangle of 9 x 12 inches

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Place apple mixture down the center of the dough lengthwise

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Cut equal tabs (slits) on both sides of the dough and criss-cross them over each other. Tuck in the ends and pinch them closed

 

Transfer loaf (gently!) to a sheet of parchment on a baking sheet

Baked lattice bread

Baked lattice bread

Sprinkle the top of the loaf with the remaining sucanat / cinnamon and bake 30 minutes or until golden brown.

Serve warm with ice cream or whipped topping.

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Lattice Apple Bread
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Recipe type: Breads, Desserts
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Serves: 1 loaf
 
Ingredients
  • 1 pound whole wheat and honey bread dough
  • 1 quart (4 cups) jar of dehydrated or freeze-dried apple slices
  • 1 cup sucanat (unrefined brown sugar), divided
  • ½-1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 stick of butter, melted or ½ cup coconut oil, melted (keep warm)
  • Pinch of salt if using unsalted butter or coconut oil
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place apples in a mixing bowl and pour warm butter or oil over top. Mix the cinnamon and sucanat. Sprinkle on ¾ cup of the sucanat/cinnamon and salt (if using). Toss to coat. Set aside.
  3. On an oiled surface, roll bread dough out to a rectangle of 9 x 12 inches
  4. Place apple mixture down the center of the dough lengthwise
  5. Cut equal tabs (slits) on both sides of the dough and criss-cross them over each other. Tuck in the ends and pinch them closed.

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A student of health and nutrition for 30 years, Vickilynn Haycraft has over 25 years of actual hands-on experience reviewing and personally using different tools of the homemaking vocation, focusing on the areas of health and nutrition. Vickilynn is a magazine columnist, product reviewer, cookbook author and now radio talk show host, as well as being full-time wife and mom to 5 children. Read Vickilynn's Product Reviews and Family Preparedness Articles at Examiner.com. She blogs at the Real Food Living Blog.