Apple Cinnamon Quick Bread (makes one 9×5 inch loaf)
For the bread:
2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp salt
1 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 large granny smith apple, peeled, cored and chopped
For the swirl:
2 Tbs sugar
2 Tbs brown sugar
2 tsp ground cinnamon
2 Tbs butter, melted
Preheat oven to 350F. Grease and flour a 9×5 inch loaf pan.
For the bread, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.
Using an electric mixture, beat oil and sugar together in a large bowl. Add eggs and beat until smooth and pale. Beat in buttermilk and vanilla. Add dry ingredients and mix until just combined. With a spatula, fold in apples.
Pour half the batter in the prepared loaf pan.
In a small bowl, mix together the swirl ingredients until combined. Spoon half of the mixture in 5 or 6 circles on top of the batter. With a knife, swirl the cinnamon-sugar mixture into the batter. Pour the remaining batter into the pan and repeat the swirl with the remaining cinnamon-sugar mix.
Bake for 50-55 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out mostly clean.
Let cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan and let cool for at least 20-30 minutes before slicing.