One of the many fun things about being an adult is you can have dessert at any time. This low sugar apple pound cake is a terrific breakfast treat. A nice morning treat with your coffee or tea. Apple pound cake dessert for breakfast, do you really need any coaxing?
What You Need
3 Cups Pink Lady apples (peeled and cut into bite size pieces, about 3 medium apples)
3 Tbsp. and 1/2 cup sugar substitute (I use Splenda, divided)*
½ Cup brown sugar substitute ( I use Splenda)*
½ tsp. Nutmeg
1 tsp. Apple pie spice
2/3 cup butter (softened)
1 tsp. Vanilla extract
2 Cups all-purpose flour
9” x 5” loaf pan
Tea towel or clean dry cloth
Before You Start- Line loaf pan with parchment paper leaving parchment paper above loaf pan about an inch. In a large bowl, combine apples, 3 Tbsp. white sugar substitute, brown sugar substitute, pie spice and nutmeg. Using your hands or a large spoon, toss apples well to coat. Cover with tea towel and set aside for about 30 minutes).
Let’s Make It! Preheat oven to 325 °. In a medium bowl, using an electric mixer add butter and all remaining sugar substitute. On medium high speed, cream butter and sugar substitutes until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla. Add flour gradually to the creamed mixture; beat on medium- medium high until creamy and smooth. Pour into prepared loaf pan. Add apple slices vertically into batter. Bake for about 1-1/2 hours or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes, grasp the extended edges of the parchment paper and lift onto a wire cooling rack. Serve warm or cold, dusted with powdered sugar substitute, or pour fruit and syrup over the top my blueberry syrup works well for this recipe.
*Katies Tid Buts- If you are not on a restricted diet. Please swap out sugar substitutes, replace brown sugar equal part and change white sugar to 1 cup.
You can still share your blog at the Thursday Favorite Things blog party! Enjoy your weekend, eat dessert first and I hope you will enjoy this low sugar apple pound cake.