Decision: Next year, I’m canning even more jars of chunky unsweetened applesauce.
Why? So I can bake quick breads like this one and my chocolate malt bread all year round.
Applesauce makes these breads unbelievably moist, even a few days after baking (if the loaves last that long)! Plus, it adds a bit of a nutritional punch. Like the chocolate malt bread, a slice of this applesauce spice bread is a perfect addition to breakfast and a great on-the-go snack.
Applesauce Spice Bread
Adapted from my Chocolate Malt Bread
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 cup chunky unsweetened applesauce
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease and flour a 9×5″ bread pan.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and spices. Add the applesauce, and stir with a rubber spatula.
Add the vanilla and milk, and mix until completely blended. Fold in the walnuts.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake at 350F for 40-45 minutes, or until the top splits and the edges begin to pull away from the pan.
Allow to cool for 10 minutes before turning out on a wire rack to cool completely.
Any fun plans for the weekend?
We’re going to a company bowling outing with Dan’s office, and hopefully getting the garden ready and the gutters cleaned.