Apple Fritter Bread

Fall is here! This is my absolute favorite time of the year. I love the weather, the leaves, and most of all, the apples. I’ve come to realize that those of us who love Fall are either “apple people” or “pumpkin people”. Well I am definitely an “apple person”, although I can still show a little love to the pumpkins (see Great Pumpkin Cookie post). This year, in an effort to fully embrace the apple season, I went apple picking! I may have been a little over zealous because I went for the 1/2 bushel of apples, which didn’t seem like a large amount at the time. Then I got home and realized I needed to do some quick research on apple recipes to use up all the delicious apples!

apples

Then I came across this gem, and had to try it. Overall, it was an applicious treat! The light, fluffy texture of the bread, combined with the apple cinnamon layer and glazed top had me going back for a second piece. Unfortunately, this recipe only ended up using two, of my many, apples so watch for more postings! Enjoy!

finished bread

 

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Great Pumpkin Cookies

Happy November! When I think of November, apples and pumpkins come to mind. Now I’m the first to admit, I’m not a huge fan of pumpkin-flavored sweets – until I tasted these cookies. In college, my friend’s mom would send these cookies in a care package every Fall, and my friend was kind enough to share them! After the first year, I was hooked.

These cookies have just enough pumpkin flavor without being overwhelming. They also have a fluffy, cake-like texture, and the oatmeal and chocolate chips add another dimension. They are similar to cut-out cookies in the sense that you can eat them plain, or decorate them to your heart’s content! Have a happy Fall, and enjoy!

frosted cookies

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