Imagine a cinnamon roll, apple fritter, and apple pie… this bread is like a mixture of all three. I chose to bake mine, but you can by all means fry these up and they will really taste like apple fritters!
For the Apples:
-1 large apple (green or gala/fuji work well), peeled and diced into small chunks
-3 Tbls ground cinnamon
-1/4 cup brown sugar
For the Dough:
-1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
-1/2 cup white wheat flour (all-purpose)
-1 tsp salt
-1 Tbls sugar
-2 Tbls ground flax seeds (optional)
-2 Tbls butter or palm oil shortening
-1/2 cup low-fat milk, warmed
-1 packet of yeast
For the Icing:
-1/4 cup powdered sugar
-1 Tbls water
1) Mix the yeast with the warm milk and let set for 5-10 minutes.
2) Mix the dry ingredients together for the dough, the flours, salt and sugar.
3) In a separate bowl, mix the eggs, butter/shortening, and the yeast/milk mixture together.
4) Combine the wet ingredients into the dry and knead for about 5 minutes until the dough comes together.
5) Let the dough rise overnight in a cool place or for 1-11/2 hours in a warm place.
6) Once the dough has risen, mix the apples, brown sugar, and cinnamon together in a pot. Let them come together over medium heat for about 3-5 minutes until the mixture starts bubbling and the apples are slightly tender.
7) Roll out the dough on a floured surface.
8) Put 2/3 of the apples on one side of the dough, then fold the dough over the apples. You can also dust the dough with extra cinnamon as I did.
9) Use your hand to stretch the dough out again, letting the apples incorporated into the dough.
10) Put the remaining 1/3 of the apples on half the dough again and then fold it over. At this point you should have folded your dough twice and it should resemble a square.
11) Cut the square into strips one way and then the other, so you have many smaller squares.
12) Use your hands to take about 1/9 of the dough and form it together on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
13) Bake the bread for about 12-15 minutes at 220 degrees Celsius. If you want to fry this dough to make it more donut-like, you may heat oil in a pot and test a small piece of dough to check your oil temperature. It shouldn’t take more than a couple minutes per side.
14) After your bread is baked or fried, you can glaze it by combining the powdered sugar and water, then drizzle it over the top.
Below are the ingredients used in this recipe. Most of the ingredients can be found at Home Plus. The whole wheat flour is usually sold in smaller marts and the real butter is at Costco.
For 1 Serving (1 Piece): 199 Calories, 4.9 g Fat, 1.8 g Saturated Fat, 24.6 mg Cholesterol, 231.5 mg Sodium, 36.6 g Carbohydrates, 4.9 g Fiber, 13.6 g Sugars, 5.1 g Protein. *Nutrition is based on the baking method.