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.

    7 comments:

    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!
    http://www.bhg.com/recipes/how-to/preserving-canning/canning-and-preserving-charts/