Have Apples You Need to Use? Make Air Fryer Apple Mini Breads
Okay, I had a lot of apples that I had let linger too long in their bag. Some were past saving, but the remainder I shredded in the food processor to make mini apple breads in the air fryer. The breads are moist, a little sweet, and reasonably nutritious with plenty of apples, raisins, and a little whole wheat flour. You can glaze the breads--which adds to their sweetness and makes them even moister--or leave them plain. The breads are great for snacking, make a not-to-sweet dessert, and are really good in the morning with your coffee. Fortunately, the breads also are easy to mix up--no fancy equipment needed other than a food processor--and cook quickly in the air fryer. Enjoy!
Air Fryer Mini Apple Breads -- Makes 6 Mini Breads
1/2 cup of canola oil
2 large eggs
1/2 cup of sugar
1/2 cup of brown sugar (I use dark brown)
1/2 cup of plain yogurt (fat-free or low fat are fine)
3 cups of shredded apples (I don't bother to peel them, just core them)
1/2 cup of raisins
1 cup of all-purpose flour
1 cup of whole-wheat or white whole-wheat flour
2 teaspoons of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/4 teaspoon each of nutmeg, allspice, and cloves
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/2 cup of walnuts (optional)
In a large bowl, whisk together well the oil, eggs, sugars, and yogurt. Stir in the apples and raisins, then fold in the flours, baking powder, salt, and spices until just mixed and no streaks of white remain. Fold in the nuts, if you are using them. You also can sprinkle the nuts on top of the breads before you cook the breads, if you'd prefer. Spritz mini bread pans with non-stick baking spray and fill the pans about 1/2 - 3/4 full. Put two pans in the air fryer basket, put the basket in the air fryer, and air fry the breads for 25-30 minutes or until a pick inserted in a loaf comes out with no wet batter attached. Remove the breads from the basket and let them cool for 10 minutes before tipping them out of their pans. Repeat the cooking process with the remaining batter. If you'd like, you can glaze the breads while they are warm. After you've tipped the breads out of their pans, drizzle the hot glaze over the warm breads and let it soak in--yum!
1/2 cup of confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon of butter
1 1/2 tablespoons of orange juice
Put the sugar, butter, and juice in a microwave-safe cup and microwave them on high for 30 seconds or until very hot. Stir the mixture well until it's smooth. Pour the hot glaze over the warm breads.