Saturday, April 20, 2013

Healthy(er) and Fast(er) Amish Bread

My Healthy(er) and Fast(er) Amish Bread... nearly instant gratification compared to that old ten day process. You can be eating this bread in a little more than an hour after the craving hits you!

Grey Saturday mornings are a great time to try a new recipe.  I love Amish bread, but am just not patient enough to wait TEN days to "moosh the bag." After seeing that others have attempted to shorten the process, too, I played with the recipe, and now what we have is a true QUICK bread, that has more protein, more fiber, and that spicy-sweet flavor we're looking for!

When my daughter heard about this quicker Amish bread, she teased me by saying, "YOU altered a recipe?  I'm SHOCKED."  You see, it's what I DO...

Here we go...

1/2 c. canola oil
1/2 c. Greek nonfat yogurt
2 eggs
2 c. lowfat milk w/ 2 T. vinegar (or 2 c. buttermilk)
Mix these wet ingredients together, then stir in:
1 c. sugar (* see note)
1 c. Stevia
Finally, add dry ingredients:
2 c. whole wheat flour
2 c. white flour
2 t. baking soda
1 T. cinnamon
1 large package of vanilla pudding (OPTIONAL.  *If adding pudding, eliminate sugar, but not Stevia)
Cinnamon sugar mixture:
1/2 c. raw sugar or regular...raw ups the texture factor!
2 t. cinnamon

Spray non-stick spray on pans. Sprinkle cinnamon-sugar on bottom and sides of pan. Put half of batter in pans, sprinkle w/ cinnamon sugar, then add the other half of batter. Stir a knife through the pans to swirl the cinnamon throughout. Sprinkle the top with cinnamon sugar.

(Note: I made 12 muffins and 3 small loaves with mine.)

Bake at 350...check muffins in about 20 minutes...loaves in about 30 minutes. A toothpick should come out cleanly when the bread is ready.


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