Apple Cider bread baked using fresh, locally brewed apple cider for a hearty loaf!
If you ever come and visit Nova Scotia, you’ll notice that our winery and craft beer industry is BOOMING. Seriously. There’s a listing of all the places you can go. It’s called the Good Cheer Trail. There’s a passport! with STAMPS! That’s an excuse for a Fall road trip if I ever heard one.
With the amount of apples we grow here, it’s no wonder that craft cider was soon to follow!
And what cider! I loved all the cider choices when I lived in England 10 years ago, and not really being a beer drinker myself have been bemoaning the lack of good cider here. No more! There are so many choices and options for every cider drinker.
My current favourite is the Annapolis Cider Company (not being sponsored, just love!). They’re a small operation and use 100% local apples. I used their Sweet and Juicy cider for this recipe and it was perfect.
So being contrary, of course I had to make a recipe where you don’t drink the cider. You bake it!
This recipe is adapted from a beer bread recipe one of our friends gave us as a housewarming gift a lonnng time ago, and I love the sweet twist cider puts on this already moist and perfect recipe.
First step: mix all your dry ingredients in a large bowl.
Then add your wet ingredients on top, and mix in!
Pop it in the oven and let it bake while your house fills with smells you can only dream of.
It makes the most beautiful, perfect loaf! It’s so moist and delicious, and apple cider is infused into every bite.
You can either cut yourself a slice plain, or add a little butter or jam on it. Maybe some apple butter from one of our #appleweek recipes below! That’s right, it’s still Apple Week! And what until you see what’s coming up!
- 530 mL (~ 18 oz) apple cider
- 3 cups flour
- 3 Tbsp sugar
- 1 Tbsp baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp nutmeg
- Mix dry ingredients in a mixing bowl.
- Add cider and mix well.
- Pour into a greased loaf pan. If desired, sprinkle some cinnamon and sugar on top.
- Bake at 350°F for 65-70 mins.
Monday: Appetizers and Drinks
Apple Pie Martini by Amy’s Cooking Adventures
Apple Pie Smoothie by Feeding Big
Caramel Apple Float by Jolene’s Recipe Journal
Caramel Apple Martini by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Caramel Appletini by The Speckled Palate
Hot and Boozy Caramel Apple Cider by Love My Messy Messy Mess
Hot Fireball Apple Cider by Grumpy’s Honeybunch
Mulled Apple Shrub Mule by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Pumpkin Spice Crockpot Apple Sauce by I Say Nomato
Red Hot Apple Cider by New South Charm
Roasted Apple and Acorn Squash Soup by Caroline’s Cooking
Slow Cooker Caramel Apple Cider by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Tuesday: Main Dishes and Sides
Apple Cheddar Grilled Cheese by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Chicken Salad with Apples and Cranberries by Feeding Big
Chopped Apple Salad by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Fall Apples Become Yummy Applesauce for the Year by Crafty Mama in ME
Harvest Brats with Apple Slaw by Corn, Beans, Pigs and Kids
Sausage Stuffed Apples by A Palatable Pastime
Sage Pork Chops with Apple Pan Gravy by Amy’s Cooking Adventures
Scalloped Apples Casserole by Red Cottage Chronicles
Slow Cooker Apple Cider Pulled Pork by Cooking With Carlee
Southern Style Fried Apples by New South Charm
Wednesday: Sweet Treats
Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Bread by Feeding Big
Apple Dumplings by A Palatable Pastime
Apple Oatmeal Cookies by Jolene’s Recipe Journal
Apple Pie & Cinnamon Things by Crafty Mama in ME
Apple Pie in a Jar by Grumpy’s Honeybunch
Baked Apples with Chocolate and Caramel by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Brown Butter Apples by Cricket’s Confections
Mini Apple Pie with Cheddar Crust by Amy’s Cooking Adventures
Nana’s Apple Pie by The Crumby Cupcake
Sparkling Cider Pound Cake by Family Around The Table
Thursday: Apple Projects
Apple Bacon Jam by Caroline’s Cooking
Friday: Anything Apple Goes
1 Minute Caramel Apple Dip by Corn, Beans, Pigs and Kids
Apple Cinnamon Shortcakes by Jolene’s Recipe Journal
Apple Crisp Shortbread Bars by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Apple Fritters by Grumpy’s Honeybunch
Apple Pie Skillet by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Caramelized Apple and Bacon Jam Crostini by Caroline’s Cooking
Creamy Peanut Butter Apple Dip by New South Charm
Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Apple and Peppered Bacon by Feeding Big
Smoky Apple Pulled Pork by Amy’s Cooking Adventures