The recipe I'm going to share with you today is called Applesauce Nut Bread. This bread isn't very sweet, so it's a good choice for breakfast, and actually complements scrambled eggs very well. It's tasty plain, or you can spread a bit of butter or apple butter on it (toasted or not) as well.
Applesauce Nut Bread1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup raisins
1/3 cup shortening
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup milk
In a large mixing bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Stir in the rolled oats, walnuts, and raisins.
In another bowl, cream together the shortening and brown sugar. Add the eggs and beat until light and fluffy. Blend in applesauce and milk.
Add creamed mixture to the dry ingredients and beat for 30 seconds. Although the batter will be lumpy, don't overbeat it. Pour batter into a large, greased loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes. Let the bread cool a bit before attempting to slice it. It's even better the next day (if you've kept it covered with plastic wrap so it doesn't dry out).
Note: If you want a slightly sweeter bread you can add a bit more brown sugar to the batter (about another 1/8 cup) or sprinkle sugar or cinnamon sugar on top of the loaf before baking.
Next time I plan on sharing an even simpler quick bread recipe--Apple Pecan Bread. Be looking for it soon!
Blessings on your week.