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Apple Cheddar Christmas Loaf with Thyme 

This is the perfect addition to everyone’s holiday breakfast or brunch feast.  This bread which kind of has a cake texture is decadent, delicious and so ridiculously simple.  You can even make this the day before and then on Christmas morning warm it in a low oven just before serving.  I truly hope everyone has an amazing holiday season, whether you celebrate Christmas or not, this is a magical time of year for our family and I hope that magic touches the lives of everyone else too.

Makes 8 thick slices

1 ¾ Cup all purpose flour (I used white… omg… but it’s Christmas!)

1 tbsp baking powder

½ tsp salt

½ tsp dried thyme

2 Large eggs (at room temperature)

½ Cup apple juice

1 tbsp cider vinegar

¼ Cup canola oil

1 ½ Cup grated old cheddar (reserve 1-2 tbsp for topping)

1 Medium royal gala apple, cored and grated

A few fresh thyme sprigs for garnish

Preheat your oven to 350.

Whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and dried thyme; set aside.

Using a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, apple juice, vinegar and oil; whisk until frothy.

Fold in the grated cheese and apple.

Combine in the flour mixture, working until completely mixed,

Transfer to a greased 4 x 8 loaf pan; tap the pan when the batter is in to make sure it settles evenly.

Top with the reserved cheddar cheese and the thyme sprigs.

Bake for 40-45 minutes, until the tester (toothpick) comes out clean.

Let the loaf rest in the pan for 5 minutes and then turn out on to a cooling rack (you may need to run a knife along the edges to get it out).

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Apple Cheddar Christmas Loaf with Thyme
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This is the perfect addition to everyone's holiday breakfast or brunch feast. This bread which kind of has a cake texture is decadent, delicious and so ridiculously simple. You can even make this the day before and then on Christmas morning warm it in a low oven just before serving. I truly hope everyone has an amazing holiday season, whether you celebrate Christmas or not, this is a magical time of year for our family and I hope that magic touches the lives of everyone else too.
Servings Prep Time
8 10 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 10 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Apple Cheddar Christmas Loaf with Thyme
Print Recipe
This is the perfect addition to everyone's holiday breakfast or brunch feast. This bread which kind of has a cake texture is decadent, delicious and so ridiculously simple. You can even make this the day before and then on Christmas morning warm it in a low oven just before serving. I truly hope everyone has an amazing holiday season, whether you celebrate Christmas or not, this is a magical time of year for our family and I hope that magic touches the lives of everyone else too.
Servings Prep Time
8 10 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 10 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350.
  2. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and dried thyme; set aside.
  3. Using a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, apple juice, vinegar and oil; whisk until frothy.
  4. Fold in the grated cheese and apple.
  5. Combine in the flour mixture, working until completely mixed,
  6. Transfer to a greased 4 x 8 loaf pan; tap the pan when the batter is in to make sure it settles evenly.
  7. Top with the reserved cheddar cheese and the thyme sprigs.
  8. Bake for 40-45 minutes, until the tester (toothpick) comes out clean.
  9. Let the loaf rest in the pan for 5 minutes and then turn out on to a cooling rack (you may need to run a knife along the edges to get it out).
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