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:
*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 cup chunky applesauce
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
2/3 cup milk
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
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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Enjoy- and Merry Christmas!
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