Thursday, September 30, 2010

Apple Cinnamon Raisin Bread

While I was at the grocery store I noticed organic apple sauce on sale! I bought 4 jars. Apple sauce is a good healthy snack if you run out of fresh fruit, as well I use it for baking too. A couple of days ago I decide to enjoy a 1/2 cup of apple sauce as a snack, when I realize that I bought sweetened! I don't understand why you would put sugar in apple sauce? It tastes so much better with out it. So to use up these jars, I will be using them for baking. If you make this recipe you may want to add a little bit of sweetener(honey, maple syrup, organic sugar) if you are using regular apple sauce. 

Apple Cinnamon Raisin Bread
  • 3 cups flour
  • 3 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups apples - peeled, cored, and coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup chopped raisins (I soak my raisins first)
Pre-heat oven to 350.  Grease loaf pan. (I used a square baking dish this time as I could not find my loaf pan...I totally suggest you use a loaf pan, so you can slice bread for the toaster.  Yummy!)
In a big bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder and salt; set aside. 
In larger mixing bowl, add apple sauce, eggs, vanilla, raisins, and apples. 
Add dry to wet, mix till just moistened, add more applesauce if needed.
Bake  45-60 minutes or tooth pick come out clean.


    Kristen said...

    Too bad about the sweetened applesauce but the bread does look yummy!!

    Monica B. said...

    Oh my, that sounds yummy! I'm definitely going to try that recipe :) Thanks!

    Tiffany said...

    Its that time of the season! I love fall recipes =). This looks really yummy, Angie! I just noticed you had a facebook fan page! Very cool.

    Rachel said...

    This looks and sounds scrumptious. I must try this this season.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

    I did the same things once and was super bummed. I don't get the whole sugar in applesauce thing either. I gave it to the kids and they didn't seem to notice anything different but I didn't want to eat it. Good idea baking with it!

    Lis said...

    Oooh this looks yummy too!

    Rachel said...

    Tis the season to go apple picking! I love picking a whole bushel of apples and making my own applesauce. I also am a fan of freezing. I buy Ball jars with the large mouth (they have a freeze line) then I use the better homes and gardens recipe for freezing apples, that way I can use yummy recipes like yours all year round!

    Here is the link to their canning and freezing chart!