I wanted to use up as much of the food in the cabin as possible before we left, so yesterday I made this fruit bread for the drive back. I used my reduced natural sugar banana bread recipe for two loaves with a few changes.
I only had six eggs, so I omitted two from the recipe. I added an extra teaspoon of cinnamon, two chopped uncooked apples, and 3/4 cup dried unsweetened cranberries. I baked it in a large rectangular greased dish, and rather than mix the coconut sugar in with the batter, I sprinkled it on the top before putting it in the oven. I baked it at 350 for 45 minutes, and it came out great. In fact, we're here in the hotel in Erie and everyone is eating a piece as we speak :-)
Above: Ashley in Bolton Landing, NY.
One of the most exciting parts of our visit to upstate NY was getting to see Andy's grandpa Corty twice. He is going to be 96 years old in November. Here we are in the cabin with him yesterday :-)
Tomorrow we're off to the Chicago area, then Des Moines, then Kearney, then home :-)
PS Andy's book about Grampa Corty and the WWII Army stevedores was just published! Click for the link: Longshore Soldiers