Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Applesauce Nut Bread

  • homemade applesauce from 3-4 apples
  • 2 eggs
  • 2-3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon fresh-ground cinnamon and cardamom mix (I use a coffee grinder I reserve for spices)
  • 1/2-1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts

Applesauce Directions

Wash, peel, and core apples. Chop into small pieces and place in a medium saucepan with 1-2 tablespoons water. Simmer on medium-low, stirring occasionally, until the apple pieces have mostly dissolved into a pulp (oh, about 15 minutes, probably).

Quickbread Directions

Add the butter to the warm apples and stir until it has melted into the sauce. Let the mixture cool somewhat.

Beat the eggs until they're light and mix in the applesauce. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, sugar, salt, and baking soda. Add to the first mixture. Add the walnuts and spices. Stir well. Put in a buttered loaf pan 9 by 5 inches. Bake 1 hour at 350 degrees.