Spiced Applesauce Bread Recipe
Something like a dense version of applesauce spice cake, this moist, quick nut bread is fragrant with apple, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice.
I'm going to give this recipe five stars even with my changes. Seems only fair. I've been doing my best to use what I had on hand so making this bread was a challenge. I used half brown/half white sugar (I only had a half cup of white on hand) and added in another 1/4 c. of applesauce as I only had one egg. (I used homemade slow cooker applesauce that I made yesterday, a recipe also from this site.) Since I had little white flour on hand, I did a cup of white, then ground a half cup of oats in my blender and added that to a half cup of whole wheat flour to make a full cup. I also used a stick of margerine in place of the vegetable oil to make the batter fluffier. Before I put the loaves in the oven, I sprinkled some brown sugar over the top. They turned out beautifully. Not exactly according to the recipe, but workable with what I have on hand. Plus, they smell divine! For those of you who are thinking of making this, use a homemade chunky applesauce. You'll appreciate the flavor and texture better with
This bread was pretty good. I put in a lot more spice than it called for, and I kind-of think it needed some more. This would be fantastic with some diced apple or grated apple. The pecans in it are great! I also took some brown sugar and sprinkled it on top to make a yummy crispy crust on top. Fantastic. Great with a little spread of Brummel & Brown Yogurt Butter. If you haven't tried it, you really should!!!
This is the perfect breakfast bread. Plenty of apple flavor. I doubled the spice content for my taste. It almost reminds me of a carrot cake
Applesauce adds more flavor and moisture to this spiced pecan bread that's perfect for breakfast or an on-the-go snack.
With other reviews I knew to expect that this recipe be bland. When I used the milk I also added 1tbs of apple vinegar to it, it increases the sweetness and spiciness of the bread. I also doubled the spices as recommended and added a crunchy oat and brown sugar topping to the bread. Also, I greased the pan and dusted it with a cinnamon sugar mix. It made the bread magnifique. My finace' who normally hates applesauce bread, and begrudingly tried this 'new' recipe, ate the enitre loaf before it had cooled completely. Needless to say, I'm saving it with my alterations. ;-P
There's no better way to highlight the classic duo of apples and cinnamon than with a loaf of quick bread.
Only used about 1 tbsp of oil and made up for the rest in more applesauce. Added more nutmeg and cinnamon, and a little less sugar. Came out great. Try sprinkling coarse brown sugar on top before baking. Good recipe!