Whole wheat applesauce bread

From Kim’s Cravings

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Apples have been falling from our trees for weeks now. A chill is in the wind. This dip in temperature made me want (need?) to bake something. This summer has been busy and it has been nice to stay inside and bake, the heat from the oven being a welcome presence in the kitchen. I spent the previous week making and canning applesauce using apples picked fresh from our big, old trees. Apples large, small, yellow, red, tart, mild – we have them all. These trees haven’t been sprayed, pruned, or even disturbed for years and they produce like crazy. We picked so, so many (ahem…I still have a large bowl full on my counter), so I decided to make something good for the taste buds and good for the soul. In other words, bread. I decided to make bread. 

This bread is super moist and tastes like fall. Cinnamon, nutmeg, a pinch of allspice, and tons of fresh apple flavor. It uses a scant amount of sugar and only whole wheat flour, so it’s good for you, too. Fill your kitchen with the scent of autumn with this bread. Mmmmmmm…

Here we go! This is a quick bread, so no yeast!

Prepare a 9 x 5 loaf pan with cooking spray and preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Combine grated apple, ¼ tsp cinnamon, 1 tbsp. honey and lemon juice in a small bowl and set aside.

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Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl…

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…and combine all wet ingredients and sugar in a medium bowl and beat together.

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Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and blend on low. Don’t overmix.

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Fold in apples.

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Pour mixture into loaf pan and bake at 350 for 55 minutes.

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Cool for about 20 mins before slicing.

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Ingredients

1 large (1 cup) apple, peeled, cored and grated

1 teaspoon cinnamon + ¼ teaspoon

½ teaspoon lemon juice

¼ cup honey + 1 tablespoon

1 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce (use homemade if you have it!)

1 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour (I used white whole wheat flour)

½ cup coconut sugar or brown sugar

1 teaspoon baking soda

¼ teaspoon nutmeg

pinch of all spice

¼ teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons coconut oil

1 egg

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions 

Prepare a 9 x 5 loaf pan with cooking spray and preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Combine grated apple, ¼ tsp cinnamon, 1 tbsp. honey and lemon juice in a small bowl and set aside.

Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl and combine all wet ingredients and sugar in a medium bowl and beat together.

Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and blend on low. Don’t overmix. Fold in apples.

Pour mixture into loaf pan and bake at 350 for 55 minutes. Cool for about 20 mins before slicing.

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