Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Applesauce Quick Bread

I found this recipe in one of my children's magazines (recipe by Denise Super-Braith). It is simple and the only thing I changed was the sweetener. I added (half as much) honey instead of sugar. Because I made homemade applesauce this year (might make more), I had some in the freezer to use.

Applesauce Quick Bread

Mix liquids together in one bowl:
2 cups unsweetened applesauce
1 cup sugar (I used 1/2 cup honey)
1/2 cup oil

Mix dry ingredients in another bowl:
2 1/2 cups flour (I used whole wheat)
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/3 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Combine wet and dry ingredients together, mixing well. Bake in a greased and floured bread pan at 350 degrees for about 1 hour or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let the bread cool, then slice when ready to serve.

(When I made this the first time, I actually didn't have the cinnamon, so I added the cloves along with some allspice and nutmeg. Still came out great!)

This would probably do great as cupcakes too, just adjust for less time and watch your oven.


Anonymous said...

I found this recipe simple and yummy to boot. As a substitute i used some strawberry-rhubarb sauce from the freezer. It was a good variation and added a nice color and tang to the flavor. Even the grandma liked it, not knowing it was vegan :) Thanks for the recipe

Liz said...

Happened upon your recipe looking for a use for large quantities of apples off of my apple tree and I love it! I always use sugar when I make applesauce, so I just halved the amount of sugar in the recipe and it turned out great.


Ryann @ MyWholeDeal.com said...

This looks great! I made a whole bunch of spiced apple-plum sauce (http://www.mywholedeal.com/recipes/slow-cooker-spiced-apples/) that I need to use up. Here it goes...Thanks!!!

Anonymous said...

I made tho I used one tsp of cinn, no cloves, added 1/4 cup brown sugar. Topped with sugar and oatmeal. I baked for 30 mins at 350 and my son And I are eating them right now! Delicious!!!!

Anonymous said...

FYI: Vegans do not eat honey!!

Loretta said...

Thank you for pointing this out. In response to the previous comment: "FYI: Vegans do not eat honey!!"...

Thank you for your comment. It gives me a chance to reiterate my stance on honey in general. In April 2008, I posted about how I use honey here: http://veganfootprints.blogspot.com/2008/04/my-food-philosophy-part-3a-little-on.html.

For quick reference, I quote a section of the post here:

"With that said, there are a couple of notes that I wish to add so you are “in the know”… I do use honey. Not all vegans do…I do…I use bee “products” like bee pollen, bee propolis, royal jelly, and honey. I don’t think the other bee products will come up in my recipes (if at all), however honey will. People can replace it with another liquid sweetener or replace with a dry sweetener."

Call me "Bee"gan if you must, but just as I have changed some recipes to include honey, you can also change it back to a dry or other liquid sweetener, if you like. As you see, I did leave that part of the recipe and just noted what I used, honey, in parenthesis only.

Thanks for reading! I have found so many things that I can use from non-vegan sites, that I hope you still find what I have here useful as well.

Laura said...

I made this today and replaced 1.5 cups flour with cornmeal. It turned out great and I now have a yummy loaf of applesauce cornbread :)

Loretta said...

@Laura: I may have to try that! Sounds like a great idea. Especially since I have some extra cornmeal to use up! Thanks!