February 11, 2013
This post is for all my fellow mothers of boys. I'm pretty sure that mothers of boys - let's call us M.O.B's for short - should have our own special national holiday. Seriously...complete with marching band and waiving banners applauding us M.O.B's for the craaaaazy crap we deal with on a
daily hourly basis.
Case in point: here are just a few of my Facebook posts recently.
Um...yeah. So that's my kid. I don't have girls, but I'm pretty sure girls don't run around urinating on their own faces and sticking their tongues on any random object that happens by.
Buuuuuut, I kinda sorta love him and all...so I overlook his 6 year old neanderthal instincts, and on days when I think I'm going nuts - I dive headfirst into a tasty treat.
Like this Apple Butter Bread with Cinnamon Glaze. It's moist, spicy, and a great way to forget that you birthed a child who pees on his own face. If you're feeling extra motivated, you can even make your very own apple butter with my recipe for Red Hot Apple Butter. Enjoy!
Apple Butter Bread with Cinnamon Glaze
Yield: 1 loaf Printable Recipe
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup buttermilk
2 tsp baking soda
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp ground allspice
1 cup apple butter
3/4 cup chopped pecans
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tbsp butter, softened
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1-2 tbsp milk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
In the bowl of an electric mixer cream the butter and brown sugar. Add the egg and beat well. In glass measuring cup combine the buttermilk and baking soda. Set aside. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. Add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture alternately with the buttermilk mixture, beginning and ending with the flour.
Stir in the apple butter and chopped pecans. Pour into a greased 9-in x 5-in x 3-in loaf pan. Bake at 350 F for 1 hour and 5 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Depending on your oven, you may need to cook for more or less time. Do not over bake or your bread will turn out dry. Cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
For the Glaze: Mix together the powdered sugar, butter, cinnamon, vanilla, and enough milk to reach your desired consistency. I usually use 1-2 tbsp. Drizzle over the bread and allow to cool completely.
Source: bread adapted from Southern Living Annual Recipes
If you liked this recipe you may also enjoy my Red Hot Apple Butter!
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