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Applesauce Nut Bread

Applesauce Nut Bread
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Applesauce Nut BreadPhoto/Art by Aimee Seavey

Yield: Makes 1 loaf

Serve this hot and slathered with butter for breakfast, or spread with cream cheese for afternoon tea.


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar


Grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan.

In large bowl, combine granulated sugar, applesauce, oil, eggs, and milk. Mix well.

In small bowl, combine flour, soda, baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg. Add to applesauce mixture, and beat until well mixed. Stir in 3/4 cup chopped pecans. Pour into pan.

Mix together the brown sugar and remaining 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/4 cup pecans. Sprinkle over batter.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cover loosely with foil after the first 30 minutes of baking.

Cool in pan 10 minutes; finish cooling on rack.

Updated Tuesday, December 4th, 2007

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