Oatmeal Applesauce BreadSubmitted by: MARYDAZ
IntroductionAdapted from a Dorie Greenspan recipe Adapted from a Dorie Greenspan recipe
For the topping:
1/4 cup (packed) light brown sugar
1/4 cup oats (or chopped nuts)
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
For the bread:
2 large eggs
1 1/4 cups unsweetened applesauce
1/3 cup canola oil
1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
Pinch of ground cloves
1/2 cup diced dates (or other dried fruit)
1 cup old-fashioned oats
1. Center a rack in oven; preheat to 350Â°F. Butter 9-by-5-inch loaf pan, dust with flour, and tap out excess. Put pan on a baking sheet.
2. Make the topping: In a small bowl, use your fingers to toss together the sugar, oats, and cinnamon until evenly mix. Set aside.
3. Make the bread: Whisk together the eggs, applesauce, oil, and milk until well blended.
4. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, and cloves. Remove 1/2 teaspoon of mix; toss it with the fruit to coat. Set aside. Stir the oats into the bowl. Pour the liquid ingredients over the dry, and, using a large rubber spatula, stir just until everything is evenly moistened. Don't overdo the mixing. Scatter the dried fruit over batter and stir it to blend. Scrape batter into pan; sprinkle over topping, tamping it down lightly with fingers so it sticks.
5. Bake 55 to 65 minutes, or until the bread is browned and a thin knife inserted into center comes out clean. Transfer bread to a cooling rack for about 5 minutes. Run a knife around the sides of pan and unmold. Invert and cool to room temperature right side up.
Number of Servings: 12
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MARYDAZ.