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Applesauce Bread Recipe

At her home in Sherburn, Minnesota, Tracey Jo Schley makes this applesauce loaf with plump raisins and crunchy nuts. "My kids love a slice of this moist bread in their lunch box or as a snack after school," she says.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling YIELD:16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1-1/4 cups applesauce
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add the egg and applesauce; mix well. Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and cloves. Stir into creamed mixture just until moistened. Fold in raisins and nuts.
  • 2. Pour into a greased 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pan. Bake at 350° for 60-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Yield: 1 loaf.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 175 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 189 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.