My Little Man and I made this applesauce bread for our trip to Disney. It became our breakfast for the car ride down, and although I thought everyone would want a cereal bar or some fruit to go with it, but they didn't. A second slice of this hearty bread kept everyone happy for hours. It's sweet and smooth with a bit of crunch from the granola on top, and with lots of applesauce instead of fats, it's pretty good for you, too.
Here's how to make it:
In a large bowl, mix together until smooth:
1 1/2 c. applesauce
1/4 c. vegetable oil
1/2 c. brown sugar
3 T. milk
In a small bowl, sift the dry ingredients together:
2 c. whole wheat flour
1 t. baking soda
1/2 t. baking powder
1 t. cinnamon
1/4 t. ground allspice
1/4 t. salt
Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ones until just moistened. Then stir in 1/2 c. of almonds.
Pour batter into a greased loaf pan. Top with a handful of granola and bake at 350 for about 1 hour.
After removing from the oven, let cool on a wire rack for about 10 minutes. Gently loosen the edges with a butterknife and slide the bread from the pan. Cover with a dish cloth and let cool completely before wrapping.
This bread says 'fall' to me. What are your favorite autumn foods?