Mar. 23, 2023

National Nutrition Month Recipe with RD, Luisa Hammett

Hi friends! Luisa from Peaches to Pearl's blog is here to share another recipe to celebrate National Nutrition Month! Last year, I shared a nutritious breakfast and snack recipe, Cinnamon Apple and Pear Yogurt Bowls. I have another delicious recipe to share this year: Cinnamon Apple Bread. This recipe is versatile because you can eat it for breakfast, dessert, or snacks. I love having this in the morning with butter and a warm cup of coffee. It is a wholesome, plant-based recipe, making it a tremendous cholesterol-free option (ditch the butter!).

Compared to other recipes, this one requires a small amount of sugar since the Autumn Glory® apples give it the perfect natural sweetness. If you have been following Peaches to Pearls for some time, you know how much I love Autumn Glory apples. I have enjoyed these apples for years and never get tired of them! I think Autumn Glory apples are better than the rest because of their natural sweet cinnamon taste. That’s why I chose them for this specific recipe!

Apple Nutrition

We have all heard the famous saying, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away." But WHY do they say that about apples? As I mentioned in last year's post, it is most likely due to apples' high fiber and antioxidants. They may offer health benefits, including lowering blood sugar levels and benefiting heart health.

Resources: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.go...

A Few Tips

Before diving into the recipe, I want to share a few tips. Regarding the ingredients, you can make a few changes according to what you have at home. The recipe calls for oat milk, but you can substitute cow’s milk if desired. You can also use any type of flour, including gluten-free flour.


For Bread Mixture

  • 2 cups diced Autumn Glory® apples, keep skin on for extra fiber
  • 2 cups flour of choice
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 1 cup milk of choice, I used Oat Milk
  • 3 tablespoons oil of choice

For Apple Topping

  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Mix brown sugar, oats, and cinnamon and set aside.
  3. Wash and dice apples with skin on. Place 1 cup of apples in a bowl. Set the other cup of apples aside.
  4. Add all dry ingredients over apples and stir well.
  5. Mix wet ingredients into a separate bowl. Slowly add in the apple mixture and gently mix well.
  6. Pour half the apple batter into the greased loaf pan.
  7. Cover with ½ cup diced apples.
  8. Sprinkle half of the sugar, oat, and cinnamon mixture.
  9. Pour the remaining batter.
  10. Top with remaining (½ cup) diced apples and brown sugar mixture.
  11. Bake for 45 minutes or until fully baked (you can check with a toothpick or knife).