About 6 apples were sitting in the refrigerator bin waiting for me to do something with them. Originally, I bought them with the intent of eating fresh apples. Finally, I started looking at recipes trying to get an idea of what to do with them. A few days passed and still no light bulb. I peeled, cored, sliced and rinsed them with lemon juice. As I was about to return them to the refrigerator in their new state, a little voice said ‘why are you putting them back in the refrigerator?” “Didn’t you take them out to make something with them?”
Well, I decided to listen to that little voice, of course I chose not to answer it verbally, because I was afraid it may decide to become an alter ego and that is another topic for conversation.
I put them in a pot with about a cup of sugar, another tablespoon of lemon juice and a teaspoon of cinnamon. They were on a low simmer, so I left the room and forgot that they were on the stove.
About 2 hours later, I began to smell a nice cinnamon fragrance that made me hungry. I walked back into the kitchen and there was the forgotten pot of apples cooked into a golden brown color. I decided to taste them and they were delicious. Finally I decided that I would make some type of apple cake with them. I did not want the normal sweet apple cake, so I decided to use a bread type flour mix and add some sugar to it. The final result was an Apple Coffee Cake.
Apple Coffee Cake - gluten free
3 cups cooked sweetened sliced apples or canned apple pie mix
- 1-1/4 cups Gluten Free Pantry French Bread Mix
- 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 Tbsp melted butter or margarine
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1/4 cup Turbinado sugar
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9 inch cake pan with oil spray.
- Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl.
- Add in all remaining ingredients except milk, mix until combined, gradually add milk, mixing to combine.
- The batter will look similar to dough batter. You will need spatula and fork to spread it over the pan
- Dollop about half of the batter into the pan. use a spatula to spread it out. Dollop the apples over the dough, spread out about evenly. dollop the remaining batter over the apple mix. Use a fork to spread it around leaving some open areas. Make sure the batter is not any thicker in any areas than others.
- Sprinkle the Turbinado sugar evenly over the top
- Bake for about 35 minutes or until top is lightly browned. Edges will be browned before top browns
- Remove from oven. Serve while warm.
Cooking TimesPreparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 40 minutes
Serving size: 1/8 of a recipe (3.7 ounces).Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients.
Amount per Serving
Total Fat 7.39g
Saturated Fat 2.52g
Total Carbohydrates 49.92g 1
Gluten Free Pantry French Bread Mix contains white rice flour, potato starch, corn starch, guar gum, granulated honey and salt. This mix is great for breakfast breads, so I often use it.