Apple Pie Bread

This is a post from Love From The Oven provided by our sponsor, Mott’s Applesauce.

Hi everyone, this is Christi Johnstone from the blog, Love From The Oven. Today I’m sharing another great recipe that I have “made over” using Mott’s Applesauce. I love to make quick breads and muffins, and this Apple Pie Bread recipe is a delicious way to start your day.

Apple Pie Bread

I love how delicious and easy quick breads like this are to make, and they are a staple in our house. Both my daughters love breads and muffins, and they make for a quick, easy and delicious breakfast or afternoon snack. I’m always looking for ways to lighten up bread recipes. Using Mott’s Applesauce in place of some of the oil or butter often used in bread recipes is a fantastic way to cut some fat and calories from the recipe, without sacrificing flavor.

Apple Pie Bread

My family raved about this recipe, so it gets the picky eater stamp of approval! In addition to applesauce, four grated apples go into this bread to give it a fabulous apple flavor, which shines even more thanks to the addition of some cinnamon. I am a big fan of white whole wheat flour, which is a fabulous substitute for all purpose flour, and I used it in this recipe. I love when I can make bread for my family that is lower in fat and whole grain.

Apple Bread

The original recipe calls for nuts and raisins. We have some tree nut allergies in our house, and not everyone is a raisin fan, so I left those ingredients out, but I think they would be absolutely delicious, so by all means if your family enjoys them, make sure to include them!

Applesauce Bread

To make my version of this Apple Pie Bread:

  • In place of 1/2 cup of butter, use 1/4 cup of butter and 1/3 cup of Mott’s Applesauce.
  • In place of all purpose flour, use white whole wheat flour.
  • Add 1-2 tsp of cinnamon.
  • In place of the Streusel-Nut topping, simply sprinkle 1/4 cup packed brown sugar over batter just prior to baking.

Recipe For Apple Bread

I hope your family enjoys this low fat, whole grain version as much as we did. It is absolutely delicious heated up in the morning for breakfast! Thanks so much for having me here today at Delish Dish on BHG! Please come say hi on my blog, Love From The Oven, or my Pinterest, Instagram or Facebook pages.

Jocelyn Delk Adams

Eggnog Pancakes with Maple Cranberry Syrup

Eggnog Pancakes with Maple Cranberry Syrup

The holiday season is officially in full swing now.  I, for one, am beyond excited about this time of year.  Not only do I get to spend more time at home with my family (baby it’s cold outside!), I am able to share that time around the table eating delicious food because let’s face it, isn’t that what the holiday season is all about?

Eggnog Pancakes with Maple Cranberry Syrup

I tend to make quick breakfasts most days but during December, I like to pull out all the stops and really enjoy comfort food leading up to Christmas.  I first found the Spiced Eggnog Pancakes recipe on the BHG site and started getting excited like a kid in a candy store.

I am the biggest fan of eggnog.  It is so comforting, decadent and just plain delicious.  I pretty much throw a cup of it in everything I make during the holiday season.  I knew these eggnog pancakes would be absolutely splendid for a family brunch or even Christmas morning.

Eggnog Pancakes with Maple Cranberry Syrup

I made no changes to the eggnog pancake recipe because I knew they would be perfect.  The one thing that could jazz them up even further was the addition of cranberries.  The color just screams holiday season so I love to add it to my recipes like this Eggnog Pancakes with Maple Cranberry Syrup recipe. I created the super simple syrup concoction by doing the following:

  • I added 2 cups of fresh cranberries (you can also use frozen) to a pan along with 1 cup of pure maple syrup and 2 tablespoons of butter.
  • I simmered the syrup until the cranberries began to burst a bit and soften and the syrup was warmed through.  Once the syrup thickened and blended together, I poured the sauce over each stack of pancakes.

Eggnog Pancakes with Maple Cranberry Syrup

I loved the tartness of the cranberries mixed with the sweetness and woodsy taste of the pure maple syrup.  It was such a great winter twist that I can’t wait to try again on Christmas morning.

Jocelyn Delk Adams

Spiced Sweet Potato Biscuits

Sweet Potato Biscuits

I consider myself quite the expert in biscuit eating, not necessarily baking.  My grandmother is the guru in that department.

No matter how much I tried, I couldn’t quite duplicate her perfectly fluffy, flakey, melt in your mouth, buttery biscuits that are as light as pillows.  I tried and tried but still couldn’t compete with my Big Mama.  I finally decided it was time I started creating my own style in biscuit creation.  And I started with these delicious, and quite addictive, Spiced Sweet Potato Biscuits!

Sweet Potato Biscuits

I was so excited when I found the BHG’s Sweet-Potato Biscuits recipe because the ingredients and method reminded me so much of my Big Mama’s technique.  I knew I was in good hands.  I only made the following additions:

  • I simply added a teaspoon of ground cinnamon along with a pinch of ground nutmeg to spice them up a bit for Fall.

I can’t stop obsessing and telling everyone I know about the perfection of these Spiced Sweet Potato biscuits.  They have this gorgeous subtle orange color and fabulous flavor from the essence of the sweet potato. There is a slight sweetness too which I really loved.

The best part of these biscuits is how fail-proof they are.  The dough comes together so quickly and makes the lightest, fluffiest and flakiest biscuits in the blink of an eye.

Sweet Potato Biscuits

I couldn’t mess these up if I tried, and I can’t say that about the majority of biscuit recipes out there.  You simply can’t go wrong with these.  They have to make it on your brunch table this Autumn at least twice.

Sweet Potato Biscuits

I am thinking about surprising my Big Mama with a batch of these spiced sweet potato biscuits the morning of Thanksgiving.  I think she would be pretty proud of me after these come out of the oven.


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Happy Friday, friends! My mom used to make the best homemade bread at the beginning of the holiday season. I know, I know, I’m probably jumping the gun a little, but I found some incredible different homemade bread recipes! Time to start getting cozy, Delish Dish-ers. Fall is in the air!

Thick streaks of basil pesto sauce make this crazy-good Braided Pesto Bread from Baked by Rachel sing!

For a sweeter take on bread, try the Noshery‘s Mallorca Bread, a soft Puerto Rican sweet bread roll.

Follow Frugal Living NW’s easy step-by-step instructions for delicious No-Knead Bread!

With big game days coming up, Season and Suppers‘s Warm Skillet Bread and Artichoke Spinach Dip will be the perfect way to cheer on your team! Go Sports!

I’m really a terrible person to take out to dinner. I eat all the bread in the basket, especially if it is focaccia. Handle the Heat brings a great Focaccia Bread recipe to try!

Happy kneading,


Michael Wurm, Jr.

Double Decker Pumpkin Bread

I’m back with another pumpkin recipe for all of you! A few weeks ago, I kicked off pumpkin season with my coffee cake. Now I’m returning with this recipe for Double Decker Pumpkin Bread.

BHG has a huge collection of pumpkin recipes on their site. While I want to make all of them, this particular recipe won out this time round. Pumpkin bread with a creamy, cream cheese filling? Yum. Yes!

As the former owner of a B&B, I absolutely love quick breads like this. Not only are they easy to make, but you can serve them anytime of day. They are great for breakfast and with an afternoon cup of coffee. They also make a delicious dessert to top off a meal. Or, if you prefer, they can even help satisfy that late night sweet tooth.

As I’ve explained here before, one of the things I love about pumpkin sweets is the spices. Because of this, I decided to add a little extra spice to this bread. I followed the recipe exactly, but once my batter was mixed and ready for the pan, I added 1 1/2 cups of cinnamon chips to the batter.

Cinnamon chips are basically just liked chocolate chips, but cinnamon flavored.

They complement this recipe beautifully and add a special touch to the finished bread. Simply delicious!

If you’re looking for something full of fall pumpkin-y flavor be sure to give this recipe a try! You can find the original recipe here, and don’t forget the cinnamon chips.

Happy Baking!
Michael Wurm, Jr – Inspired by Charm

BHG Guest Blogger

Panzanella with Kale and Corn


Hey folks! It’s Brian from A Thought For Food and I’m so happy that I was asked to play around with a BHG recipe!

When I was first approached about writing a post, I immediately knew what I wanted to make. Panzanella, the Italian bread and tomato salad, was something of a revelation for me when I learned of its existence only a few years ago.  You see, for me a salad can never just be lettuce and chopped up carrots and cucumber. I need something substantial on my plate.  Give me cheese or fish or eggs… or bread! Needless to say, when I first came upon the panzanella, I was elated.

The original BHG recipe is outstanding on its own, but I’m the kind of cook who likes to mess with tradition.  Initially, my only modification to the recipe was to include some chopped kale, but when I tried it, I thought, “Eh, that’s okay, but it’s still missing something.” The night before was July 4th and we had a ton of leftover grilled corn in the fridge.  I sprinkled a bit of that in and chopped up some roasted red peppers we had around.  At this point, I knew that I had something special… a recipe that took the panzanella to the next level (not that it needed a whole lot else).

You can try out the original BHG panzanella recipe here. Leave it as is or add in some of these additional items.  Totally up to you. You really can’t go wrong.

Brian Samuels is a Boston-based food photographer and writer and is the creator of the food blog  A Thought For Food.  He is also the co-creator and Editor-In-Chief of the cocktail blog, The Boys Club, which recently won the Saveur Food Blog Award for Best Cocktail Blog.  Brian’s work has been featured on, The Wall Street Journal, Edible Boston and the Improper Bostonian. Follow Brian on Facebook and Twitter.