by Michelle Chiang ’19
There’s something fundamentally satisfying about baking – the textures under your fingertips, the aromas caressing your nose, the flavors cartwheeling over your tongue. In the hectic, intellectually taxing routines of college life, it’s immensely therapeutic to create something tangible with your hands.
While many recipes require fancy equipment, expensive ingredients, or labor-intensive techniques, there are just as many – if not more – recipes that are cheap, easy, and relatively quick. There’s really no excuse not to bake, especially when you can get ingredients free of charge from the dining halls.
Here’s a simple recipe for a sweet time with friends!
Apple Cinnamon Bread (recipe adapted from Apple Cinnamon Bread from Two Peas and Their Pod)
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Serving Size: one 8×8 pan
Cook Time: 40-55 minutes
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
2 large eggs
1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup applesauce
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup sugar
3 medium-sized apples, peeled and diced
1/2 cup pecans (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Mix the ingredients very, very well.
- In another bowl, whisk together the eggs, oil, applesauce, and vanilla until smooth. Add in the sugar and mix until well combined.
- Slowly add in the flour mixture and mix until well combined. Gently fold in the apple chunks.
- Pour batter into prepared pan. (Optional: Arrange pecans on the batter. Sprinkle cinnamon and sugar over the top.)
- Bake in 8×8 pan for 40-55 minutes, or until golden and a toothpick comes out clean. (Start occasionally checking it after 30 minutes.)