Occasionally Crafty: Cinnamon Applesauce Quick Bread

December 18, 2011

Cinnamon Applesauce Quick Bread


So, I not-so-smart(ly)-in-hindsight made the decision to take my family to Disneyland this week.  I know we'll have a blast, but going on a trip the week before Christmas (and not getting back until Christmas Eve!) means all my baking, shopping, wrapping, gift-giving, packing, shipping, etc. had to be done by today.  It's not.  And still here I am on the computer when I have work to do!

I'm going to be gone all week, so I'm giving myself a Christmas present and taking some time off.  I'll be back next Monday as usual.  But, I can't leave my blog with nothing on it, so I'm posting a quick, delicious recipe for you.

I found this recipe for Applesauce Cinnamon Quick Bread at Lemon Drop, and it is delicious!  These make a great gift for friends or neighbors.  I made mini-loaves for all the workers in our Primary (children's Sunday School).  It was easy, and my house smelled delicious as they were baking.  Here it is:



RECIPE:
*adapted source recipe, Cinnamon Applesauce Bread, McCormick

WHAT YOU NEED

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1 cup chunky applesauce
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
2/3 cup milk
2 tablespoons vegetable oil

MAKE IT

PREHEAT oven to 350F
SPRAY a large loaf pan with baking spray (preferably the kind with added flour)
IN LARGE BOWL, whisk together first 4 ingredients
IN MEDIUM BOWL, whisk together remaining ingredients
FOLD WET INGREDIENTS into dry ingredients blending just until combined
POUR into loaf pan and smooth top
FEEL FREE to sprinkle with some turbinado sugar now if you like
BAKE 55-60 MINUTES or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean
(For mini loaves, I baked eight at a time for about 30 minutes, and it was perfect!)


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15 comments:

  1. These look and the recipe sounds yummy. I may just have to make these. Have fun on your trip. :-)

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  2. These sound great, so I just had to Pin them!

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  3. This sounds really good! I'm always looking for more quick bread recipes. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  4. Made these. Amazing. So good, and so quick and easy!

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  5. Yummy! I posted a link to this recipe on my blog...thru my pinterest board.
    Thanks!
    Jennifer @ The Craft Barn

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  6. thanks for the great recipe. I have lots of applesauce I need to use up.

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  7. I'm making this in muffin cups. Hope they turn out. not sure how long to bake them. But I'll let you know.

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  8. So I also added crushed pecans. Made 12 regular muffins. And 12 mini muffins. Mini cooked for 15 min approx. (I forget to press the timer button after putting in the time.) and cooked regular muffins for 10 more minutes. Turned out good. I put the mix in paper cups for the regular size muffins. I'd recommend just grease & flour as they stick to the paper. Could use something. But pretty good! Thanks for the recipe!

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    1. Audra- thanks for the feedback! I'm glad you tried them.

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  9. I made this in my bread machine and everyone loved it. Making my second loaf today. Tasted a lot like banana bread. Would be great with nuts!

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    1. Marsha - glad you tried it and liked it! I'm not a big nut fan but I'm sure it would taste good with nuts if you like them :)
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. I just made these for some christmas gifts. I replaced the applesauce because I only had homemade apple butter in the house. I think the apple butter really helped the flavor even more. I also used 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1/2 cup stevia to cut down the sugar and used 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour and 1/2 cup whole wheat flour. Also used olive oil instead of vegetable. They came out great. They puffed up perfectly and smelled fantastic. I can't wait to see how my family likes these!

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    1. Thanks for the feedback! I hope your family enjoyed the bread!

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  12. I want to use my pan that makes 4 mini loaves. Do you think they'd be done after 30 mins? I saw that you made 8 mini loaves in 30 mins that's why I ask...

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