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Chocolate Chip Apple Bread and ProBake Platinum Giveaway!

by on May 4, 2012 · 110 comments

Happy Friday!  To start the weekend, here’s a no-oil, no-butter recipe for Chocolate Chip Apple Bread from Dupont Teflon’s magazine, Carefree Cooking.

Chocolate Chip Apple Bread

It tasted great, and might taste even better to you if you make it in a free ProBake loaf pan courtesy of DuPont Teflon.

ProBake Loaf Pan and Cookie Sheet

Just leave a comment telling me your least favorite step in baking, and you will be entered into a random drawing for a scratch resistant, Teflon coated ProBake loaf pan and a very durable, non-buckling, Teflon coated Pro-Bake cookie sheet. I plan on drawing a winner Monday morning, so leave your comment before 6:30 AM CST Monday morning.

And read on to hear more about my experience with the bread and the bakeware…..

The quick bread was convenient. I made it all in one bowl and didn’t bother to grease or line the ProBake loaf pan since the point of the Teflon coating is to keep things from sticking. The bread baked very evenly, had a dense crust, and a surprisingly pleasing texture despite the lack of fat.

The chocolate chips did stick a bit, so I’d advise you to add a thin coat of cooking spray to the bottom of the pan if baking something with chips. Other than that, the loaf pan worked well and I’m confident most loaves, especially ones made with oil, will slide right out.

The ProBake cookie sheet was even better. I used it to roast a batch of potatoes at 450F. The potatoes didn’t stick and there was no buckling, which is a problem I’ve been having with my other baking sheets as of late – some of which are more expensive than ProBake.

ProBake can be found at major retailers and on Amazon. Or if you’re lucky, in a box on your front door! Just leave that comment telling me something you do NOT like about baking….particularly, a step. Mine would be measuring and mixing dry ingredients because I always make a mess.

If you missed the recipe link, here it is again — Chocolate Chip Apple Bread.

Disclosure: This is not a paid advertisement, but I did receive a free loaf pan and cookie sheet to sample.

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Published on May 4, 2012
petra May 4, 2012 at 7:12 pm

My least favorite step is cleaning up afterwards.

Jacqui May 4, 2012 at 7:14 pm

My least favorite thing about baking is waiting for the item to be done!! I am impatient and want to eat my treats right away :-)

Krystle May 4, 2012 at 7:47 pm

Definitely the clean up afterwards!!

Katie May 4, 2012 at 8:00 pm

Sifting flour. I avoid this whenever possible. I’m not even sure why – I guess I’m just messy with it so it becomes a hassle!

Kara Dykstra May 4, 2012 at 8:39 pm

I hate greasing cake tins!

Jenny May 4, 2012 at 8:53 pm

I hate lining square baking pans with foil. I’m too OCD making it fit in perfectly.

Mandi Marcus May 4, 2012 at 8:59 pm

My least favorite part is trying to not to eat the raw cookie dough because I know its bad for you!

Lauren May 4, 2012 at 9:14 pm

My least favorite part is waiting for ingredients to come to room temperature. I always forget about that and then I’m trying to place the butter close to the radiator so that it’ll soften more quickly. :)

Terri May 4, 2012 at 10:04 pm

My least favorite step is cleaning up.

jenni May 4, 2012 at 10:19 pm

I really don’t like sifting. At all.

Carole Resnick May 4, 2012 at 10:42 pm

cleaning up Washing all bowls, measuring cups, measuring spoons. etc..

Michelle May 4, 2012 at 10:46 pm

I really hate chopping chocolate!

Tory May 5, 2012 at 12:15 am

Cleaning up!

Puppydogs May 5, 2012 at 5:32 am

I would say my least favorite thing is when the baked item will not come out of the pan-at all. I made macaroons in a mini muffin pan so they were cute, bite sized and so I would not have to shape each one. I sprayed the pay, but it did not matter. I could not get a single one out of the pan-argh!

Chewthefat May 5, 2012 at 6:00 am

I’m ‘okay’ with washing the dishes, even though I don’t have a dishwasher. Cleaning up flour is much more annoying, because it gets everywhere. But I would have to say that my absolute least favorite task is cleaning off any chocolate that gets on my clothes. I always forget to put on an apron or an old shirt

Stephanie May 5, 2012 at 6:15 am

My least favorite step is removing the cake or brownies from the pan. I know they’ll always come out because I always use parchment, but there’s always that irrational fear that it’ll break and get destroyed when I try to take it out!

Rodzilla May 5, 2012 at 6:34 am

yep, cleaning.

Emily May 5, 2012 at 7:54 am

I am terrible at cutting bars, I really hate trying to make my (baking) results look pretty!

Kari May 5, 2012 at 9:12 am

My least favorite part is waiting for the ingredients to come to room temperature. I have no patience.

Sara May 5, 2012 at 10:08 am

I don’t like mixing things in separate bowls. But I guess that is probably because I don’t want to clean them. ha ha.

Rebecca May 5, 2012 at 10:41 am

I hate having to roll anything out on the counter or using my hands. For some reason, I don’t like the feel of flour on my hands!

Kris B May 5, 2012 at 10:49 am

My least favorite step is greasing the pans! I make such a mess! I also don’t like cleaning up the mess because I usually get flour everywhere!

Shannon May 5, 2012 at 11:19 am

I hate measuring cocoa powder and confectioners’ sugar (because I always make a mess).

Patty H. May 5, 2012 at 11:38 am

My least favorite step is sifting flour, which I NEVER

Mary Lynn May 5, 2012 at 11:41 am

I hate sifting flour. I always make a mess.

Sam May 5, 2012 at 11:45 am

My least favoriate part is having to find an oven to use (I am a university student living in the dorms).

Ericnaz May 5, 2012 at 11:46 am

Losing the weight from eating the baked goodness…if that doesn’t count then cleaning up afterwards

pitpat May 5, 2012 at 11:46 am

sifting. And worrying about whether that new recipe I am trying will turn out just the way it should.

Jennie May 5, 2012 at 11:58 am

I don’t like pulling things out of the pantry and unloading the dishwasher! Neither is too bad, but in comparison to my pleasure of the other steps!

Cindi May 5, 2012 at 12:14 pm

My least favorite step is sifting.

J May 5, 2012 at 12:23 pm

My least favorite is sifting the flour.
I wash the dishes in between while I’m baking so I
don’t have a big mess afterwards.

Christina May 5, 2012 at 12:30 pm

My least favorite step in baking is waiting for the baked good to cool. I tend to simply try to scrape off my baked good ASAP, which leads to crumbing and sticking.

Gianna May 5, 2012 at 12:35 pm

Taking it out of a pan when there’s a good possibility it might stick. My last bundt cake broke in half. Not even PAM helped me.

Shelly May 5, 2012 at 12:41 pm

My least favorite step in baking is when I have to cream or beat something for a long period of time as I only have a hand mixer.

Cynna May 5, 2012 at 12:51 pm

Waiting for a cake to cool before frosting!
PS–Love your website.

mafong May 5, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Cleaning up is my least favorite thing to do in the kitchen.

Pat R May 5, 2012 at 1:44 pm

I LOATHE cleanup………LOVE to bake.

Tina May 5, 2012 at 2:03 pm

I guess I would have to go along with what many others are saying…and that is the cleanup. When I was still living at home I would bake something, make a terrible mess, and leave it to my grandma to clean up. I don’t think she minded though and she would get me back when it came time for canning. She didn’t make me clean up but I did have to help and that was some hot work.

Meredith May 5, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Remembering to take butter out of the fridge/freezer to soften. I hate it when instructions say “softened butter”!

Upstate NY Native May 5, 2012 at 2:28 pm

I don’t like having to do all the chopping/cutting of ingredients. I will clean up for you and grease your pans any day if you’ll chop/cut for me!!
Thanks for the opportunity to see that box at my door :-))

Susan May 5, 2012 at 2:29 pm

I hate greasing the pans. More than that, I hate quieting that little voice in my head that tells me it might be OK if I skip it….

Jessie C. May 5, 2012 at 2:33 pm

Cleaning up is my least favorite step

Jane May 5, 2012 at 2:34 pm

my least favorite part is the clean-up

Karen May 5, 2012 at 2:53 pm

I am really impatient and hate when I forget to put the butter out to soften or ingredients to get to room temperature!

Karin Muserallo May 5, 2012 at 3:21 pm

My least favorite thing to do is take the baked item out of the pan it’s in after it is cooled! I always get very nervous about will it or won’t it stick to the bottom? I take it very personally when it won’t come out after all that hard work making it ! : ) LOL!

Barrie Phillips May 5, 2012 at 4:12 pm

Cleaning up afterwards is a major chore.

Cindy B. May 5, 2012 at 4:25 pm

What I do NOT like about baking is cleaning up afterward!

Kathleen Keane May 5, 2012 at 6:17 pm

The clean up is the worst!!

Cori May 5, 2012 at 8:16 pm

Waiting for the goodies to cool before eating them!

Sharona May 5, 2012 at 8:42 pm

I hate when you put in all the effort of making and them it doesn’t come out good!

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