No yeast, no rising, and no beer! This “beer” bread uses hard apple cider instead which makes it PERFECT for our FINALLY chilly weather! Don’t get me wrong, I love pumpkin just as much as the rest of the world but I also think apples shouldn’t have to take a back seat. With only 5 ingredients (plus salt) I’m pretty sure you’ll be getting your hard apple cider bread on which makes me oh so happy. Yay for Flavor the Moments giving us this awesome recipe!
You’ll love the short list of ingredients, simple throw together nature of the recipe, tangy apple goodness, and that crispy outer crunchy crust. If you must enjoy some pumpkin as well I HIGHLY suggest slabbing on a big ol’ mound of my Whipped Cinnamon Maple Pumpkin Butter. In fact, I’m pretty sure it should be mandated you eat them together. It’s literally like a Fall party in your mouth, in a good way. Not like, crunchy brown leaves and cold air. Ew, weird?
Sorry. I just can’t stop loving the fact that it finally feels like FALL! Living in Southern Cali my whole life, I’ve never had real seasons. Our “Fall” has hit and I can’t get enough. We saw a (yes, singular) rain storm and it’s been cold enough to break out some boots and sweaters, yesssss!!!! My favorite thing to do when it’s chilly (other than sitting my booty on the couch under a blanket, of course) is BAKE! Cheers to more breads and baked goods, friends!
- 3 cups all purpose flour
- 1 Tablespoon baking powder
- 11/2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 3 Tablespoons pure maple syrup (or sub honey)
- 4 Tablespoons butter, melted, and divided
- 12 ounce bottle hard apple cider
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and grease a standard loaf pan with cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Add the maple syrup, 3 tablespoons of the melted butter, the hard apple cider, and stir until combined.
- Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and spread evenly. Drizzle the remaining tablespoon of melted butter over the top, and bake on the middle rack of the oven for 45-55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes, then remove from the pan and cool completely.