As fall sets in and the leaves are turning beautiful shades of red, orange and yellow I can't help but be in the baking mood. Fall is the perfect time to try out some new recipes that will more than likely turn into year round favorites. I have adapted this recipe from a simple applesauce bread and added a little extra something to it. Enjoy!
Applesauce Raisin Nut Bread
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/4 cup applesauce (feel free to use low sugar, cinnamon or regular)
2 eggs (I used 1 egg and 1 egg white)
1/4 cup canola oil (the extra applesauce makes up for using less oil)
3 tablespoons milk
1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts
1/2 cup raisins
1/8 cup brown sugar
1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease and flour two 8 1/2 by 4 1/2 inch loaf pans.
2. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl.
3. In a separate bowl, mix sugar with applesauce, eggs, oil and milk. Add it to the flour bowl and mix well. Stir in walnuts and raisins.
4. Spoon into pans. Sprinkle brown sugar on top of each loaf before baking for 1 hour, until a wooden pick comes out clean. If the loaves become too brown while baking, cover with foil and continue.
Depending on how your oven heats, adjust the time accordingly, I only baked mine for 50 min and probably could do 45 min.