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Nov 30, 2012
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Cooking with kids: homemade apple bread

Cooking with kids: homemade apple bread

 I recently had the opportunity to hang out in my son's Montessori preschool/kindergarten class and make some delicious apple bread with the class. I think it's so important to be able to share time in your child's class, it's where they spend most of their day and you get a chance to see how they interact with their peers and teachers. Being a teacher myself I know all to well how different children act with their parents vs teachers. 

I can honestly say the bread was a huge hit. The children loved having the chance to really dig in and make something of their own. We made a large loaf for the class to eat as a snack and mini loaves for all the children to take home. I attached a recipe in hopes that they make more apple bread at home with their parents. 

Cooking with kids is a great way to teach them responsibly, how to follow directions, math skills, ownership and its also a great way to get those picky eaters to try new things. 

Here is the recipe so you to can make this yummy apple bread with your child! It's a perfect holiday gift for teachers, bus drivers, neighbors and friends.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 C. butter (1 stick), melted
  • 3/4  C. sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 1 C. apples - peeled & grated
  • 2 C. all white whole wheat flour
  • 1 t. baking powder
  • 1/2 t. baking soda
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1/2 t. cinnamon
  • 1/4 t. nutmeg
  • 1/8 t. ground cloves

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Grease a 9x5 loaf pan
  • In a medium bowl mix flour, baking powder, soda, salt and spices
  • In a large bowl beat butter, sugar, eggs (one at a time) vanilla and grated apples
  • Pour flour mixture into batter and sir until moistened
  • Pour mixture into the loaf pan
  • Bake 45-50 minutes then let stand for 10 minutes.

Trina O'Boyle is a Drexel Hill, PA mom of two boys. This post is adapted from her blog, O'Boy Organic. Find her on FacebookTwitter and Pinterest.

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