- Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F).
- Use electric beaters to mix together the margarine, brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla in a large bowl. Beat until smooth and frothy. Set aside.
- In another bowl, mix together the flour, wheat germ, baking powder, baking soda, and salt with a wooden spoon. Lightly squeeze the grated apples to remove excess liquid and gently mix them into the dry ingredients.
- Incorporate the flour mixture into the egg mixture a bit at a time, alternating with the apple juice and maple syrup.
- Pour the mixture into a buttered 23 cm x 13 cm (9 in. x 5 in.) loaf pan and bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean.
If you have two loaf pans, double the recipe and freeze the second loaf. For a quick dessert, serve it topped with this fudge sauce:
Mix together 75 mL (1/3 cup) each of brown sugar, 15% M.F. cooking cream, and chopped walnuts in a small saucepan. Add 15 mL (1 tbsp.) of butter. Bring to a boil over medium heat and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes.
Choose Québec apples such as Cortland, McIntosh, or Empire, highly recommended for cooking.