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Double Apple Walnut Bread

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Smooth Unsweetened Applesauce
  • 1/2 cup Sugar plus 1 tbsp for sprinkling
  • 1/2 cup Packed Light Brown Sugar
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 1/4 cup Canola or Vegetable Oil
  • 1/4 cup Plain (or Vanilla) Yogurt
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 cups Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 3/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1 cup Apple, peeled, cored, and finely diced
  • 1/2 cup Chopped Walnuts

Instructions

  • Line a 9- by 5-inch loaf pan with waxed or parchment paper (or grease and flour it), then set it aside. Heat the oven to 350°.
  • Combine the applesauce, sugar, brown sugar, eggs, oil, yogurt, and vanilla extract in a large bowl. Whisk well to blend.
  • In another large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Make a well in the dry ingredients with a wooden spoon and pour in the applesauce mixture. Stir just enough to combine; do not overmix. Fold in the apples and walnuts.
  • 4. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top with a spoon. Evenly sprinkle one tablespoon of sugar over the top. Bake on the center oven rack until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean, about 50 to 55 minutes.
  • 5. Remove the pan from the oven and put it on a cooling rack for about 15 minutes, then remove the loaf from the pan and place it on the rack to finish cooling. Makes 10 servings.