Monday, September 30, 2013

Applesauce Bread with Crumble Topping

This Applesauce Bread is easy to make with just a few pantry ingredients!  Luscious, moist, full of flavor, enjoy it for breakfast with a hot cup of coffee or tea, or serve it as a dessert. 

8 tablespoon (1 stick) butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup dark *brown sugar
2 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup applesauce
2 eggs
1 cup raisins (optional)

Crumble topping
1 cup oats
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup flour
4 tbls. butter
1/2 cup pecans
Mix all together and spread on a rimmed baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray to prevent sticking. Bake in a 350 oven, stirring once, for 10 minutes. Remove from oven, stir and allow to cool. Store in a mason jar and refrigerate if keeping more than a few days.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter and brown sugar. Add the remaining ingredients except raisins. Mix well until blended; stir in raisins.

Pour into greased and floured 8 x 4 x 3-inch loaf pan or two small 5.75 x 3.25 x 2.25-inch pans
and top with a tablespoon or two of the crumble topping.

Bake large loaf for 60 to 65 minutes, smaller loaves 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

* Make your own Brown Sugar - 1/4 cup granulated sugar + 1 tbls. molasses = brown sugar

Note - this bread freezes well if wrapped in plastic wrap, then stored in a zip top freezer bag.

Yield:  One large loaf or 2 mini-loaves


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