apple walnut breadApple Walnut Bread

Serves: 12

Happy Monday! I hope you had a fabulous weekend! The boyfriend and I spent the majority of the weekend prepping for ‘Sandy’. As you are reading this right now, I hope that I still have power and that the forecasted damage is much less than what we actually get! For those of you who have already been hit, I hope you are safe and sound with your family! I will be thinking of you!

As promised from last Monday, I am sharing with you the exciting details of the November Fit Photo-A-Day Challenge that Aundra at www.chestertownfitforlife.com and I are hosting! This is what the month will look like:

So what exactly IS this challenge?

Each day throughout the month you will take a photo that is related to the item of the day! The exciting part is that you can interpret the ‘word’ however you would like! For example, ‘apple’ can be a piece of fruit, a pie or even a donut! Once you have taken your picture you will share it with everyone on Twitter or Instagram (or both!) using the hashtag #fitphotoaday11! Aundra and I will be able to follow along to see what creative pictures you have shared!

Now for the rules….. 😉

1) Snap a photo each day with the given prompt. You can use any kind of camera, even your camera phone.

2) Post the photo to either twitter or instagram (or both) using the hashtag #fitphotoaday11

3) Use a hashtag for the word of the day, too (example for day one: #pumpkin)

4) Posting a photo with the #fitphotoaday hashtag means you’ve given us (or anyone else) permission to retweet it.

*Just because there are rules, doesn’t mean this is work! It is meant to be fun! Yes, we would like everyone to participate as much as possible, but if you happen to miss a day (or two), don’t stress! We will forgive you! 😉

More info:

Both Aundra and I will tweet daily with the prompt as a reminder (Aundra’s twitter handle is @poweredbyzumba and mine is @fitchick428). I am really excited to see what creative picture you will come up with!

Mark your calendars for this Thursday, November 1, 2012! That will be the first day…..what will your #pumpkin picture be??? 🙂

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me, leave a comment or find me on twitter/instagram! 🙂

Now, onto today’s delicious fall recipe!

Ingredients

  • 1/2c (56g) coconut flour
  • 1/4c (21g) SunWarrior Vanilla Protein
  • 1/3c baking stevia
  • 1 tbs cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cloves
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 5 large eggs
  • 3/4c (170g) apple sauce
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp ACV
  • 1 medium apple, diced
  • 1/2c (60g) chopped walnuts, optional (only if you are allergic to them ;))

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  • loaf pan
  • parchment paper

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Directions

1. Pre heat your oven to 350 degrees.

2. Line your loaf pan with parchment paper (I have found this make it much easier to remove recipes using coconut flour!)

3. In a bowl whisk your dry ingredients: coconut flour, protein, stevia, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and baking powder.

4. In a second bowl, whisk your eggs, applesauce, vanilla and ACV together.

5. Combine your wet and dry ingredients.

6. Fold in your diced apple and chopped walnuts.

7. Spread the batter evenly in your pan and bake for ~45-50 minutes or until the edges are slightly golden.

8. Allow to cool.

9. Slice into 12 pieces or desired number of servings.

This bread makes the perfect breakfast, snack or dessert! ( I ate it for all 3!) I had it with some greek yogurt on the side and it was amazing! The sweetness from the apples, the crunch from the walnuts and the fall spices….Mmmmm! Plus it was so incredibly soft! This one definitely ranks in the top favorite recipes! This would be a great additional to your Thanksgiving spread!

With a side of greek yogurt! Look at those huge pieces of apple and walnuts!

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Nutrition: (per 1 out of 12 slices)

Calories: 103.5, Protein: 5.3g, Carbs: 7.8g, Fat: 6.0g (2g Saturated), Sodium: 62mg, Fiber: 3g (Net Carbs: 4.8g)

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23 Comments
  • Kathy
    Sarah, This looks wonderful! Please take care. I hope that you and your loved ones will be safe as Sandy makes her way through. HUNKER DOWN! I'll be praying for you.
    October 29, 2012
  • Stay safe friend!!!! I'll be praying for you during the frankenstorm and sending Texas sun your way! :) That photo challenge looks like SO MUCH FUN!!!! I want in!! :D
    October 29, 2012
  • Love that I have all the ingredients for this recipe. Just bookmarked it. && I really wanna participate in this challenge. I'll just need to remind myself everyday to actually take pictures haha.
    October 29, 2012
  • This bread looks great and I am lovin' your blog makeover. :)
    October 31, 2012
  • YOUR SITE IS FINALLY UP AND RUNNING AGAIN!! I LOVE the new look too girl :) Ah I've been lost w/o your page for the past couple days haha.
    November 1, 2012
  • Stephanie
    Can you sub almond flour for this if you don't have coconut flour? I'm a newbie when it comes to using different flours so my pantry isn't well stocked in that department ;)
    March 4, 2013
  • Stephanie
    Okay thanks so much! I just made your cranberry pumpkin spice loaf and it was my favorite thing I've ever made. Sooo good! So now I have to try all your recipies ;) thanks again!
    March 4, 2013
  • Stephanie
    Will do! Just ordered coconut and peanut flour from Iherb :) also do you think I could sub mashed banana and blueberries in the cranberry pumpkin bread recipe? Like I said I am new to baking so it makes me a little nervous to customize certain things.
    March 5, 2013
  • Stephanie
    Well I went ahead and tried it. Waaaayy to sweet. Less stevia next time. Tasted better as French toast ;)
    March 6, 2013
  • Amber
    Hi Sarah, Your recipes are amazing! I am finding so many that I have to try! What is ACV? This is on my list to try!
    May 11, 2013
      • Amber
        Thank you! I should have been able to figure that out. I made your sweet potato raisin bread tonight and it was delicious. Last week I tried your peanutbutter protein truffles and loved them! One last question I see in a couple of your recipes you have peanut flour. I have been unable to find it. I have tried the local grocery store, whole foods, trader joes, and earth fare. No one carries it. Any recommendations? Can I order it from somewhere? On the peanutbutter protein truffles I was able to just use all PB2 and they turned out fantastic! However, with baking I cannot do that.
        May 11, 2013

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