Fall is in the air, and that means lots of squashes, apples, fall spices, pies..
I am not a fan of sweet fruit pies. So I decided to add the pie filling in a yeast bread. The filling in a bread does not need as much sugar. The bread is mildly sweet and makes an amazing snack as is, or a delicious french toast or plain toast with some maple , earth balance butter, nut butter..yumm, or topped with some cashew cream and more apples and pie spice!
This is a yeast bread, so it has limited sugar and fat content. It is like a mild flavored, light and airy, no guilt apple pie. I has some whole barley that I let my blendtec convert into flour and here we are with a multigrain(ok 2 grain- wheat and barley) bread. Find lots of my yeast breads here.
Apple Pie swirl Bread
dairy, egg, soy, nut, corn free
Cook Time: 45 mins , makes 1 8.5 by 4.5 inch pan.
- 1/4 cup water
- 1.5 teaspoons active yeast
- 1 teaspoon raw sugar
- 1/2 cup bread flour
- 1/2 cup barley flour
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 2 Tablespoons flaxmeal
- 2 Tablespoons raw sugar or maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup water
- Spices – 1/4 teaspoon apple pie spice ( or cinnamon and nutmeg)
- 1 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil or virgin coconut oil
- 1 Apple chopped small and thin
- 1-2 Tablespoons ground raw sugar
- 1+ teaspoons apple pie spice ( I used cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg powders)
- Warm 1/4 cup water, add yeast and 1 teaspoon raw sugar. Mix well and keep aside for 10 minutes.
- In another bowl, mix in all the flours, spices, salt.
- Add the yeast mixture, oil, sugar/maple, and water to the flours and knead for a minute or two.
- Spray water on top, cover with a towel and let sit for 1.5 hours.
- Use 2-3 Tablespoons wheat flour to get the dough together without sticking to your hands and knead for 2-3 minutes.(If you like smooth doughs, knead for 5 minutes for better gluten formation)
- Flatten it out on a floured surface to atleast 10 inches wide.( roll it out or flatten it using hands)
- Top with Chopped apple, ground raw sugar and sprinkle spices liberally keeping an inch on all sides. Use as much sugar/spice or as little as you like.
- Roll up the dough tightly, and seal the ends by pressing the dough.
- Place seam side down in parchment lined medium bread pan.
- Spray water on top, sprinkle oats or wheat flour. Cover with a towel and let rise for 40 minutes or until almost doubled.
- Bake in preheated 360 degrees F for 40-45 minutes.
- Take bread out. Let rest for 5 minutes, then remove from parchment. Let cool for half an hour before slicing.
- Best served warm. Store in refrigerator in a sealed container for 3-4 days.