Friday, March 22, 2013
Applesauce Pumpkin Bread
I decided to try this recipe and WOW is this ever good and it contains no oil.
1 1/2 cups applesauce
2 cups pumpkin puree
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground mace
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips (optional)
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease two 9x5-inch loaf pans.
Mix white sugar and applesauce together in a large bowl; stir pumpkin puree and eggs into sugar mixture until smooth. Mix baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, ginger, cloves, and mace into pumpkin mixture; fold in walnuts and chocolate chips. Stir flour into pumpkin mixture until fully incorporated. Pour batter into the prepared loaf pans.
Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of each loaf comes out clean, 1 hour. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack. Sprinkle each loaf with confectioners' sugar.
I didn't put the confectioners sugar on top instead I will be putting cream cheese frosting.This full loaf goes to a friend tomorrow.I was really surprised at how easy this was.If you cook some let me know how it turns out.This was an online recipe.A lady named Virginia Ann from Maryland makes it.You can find it on AllRecipes.com under pumpkin bread.This stuff is good!I put the chocolate chips in this one and pecans for my friend.Ours was just with the chocolate chips.I got less than a half loaf left,I gave my neighbor some for her and her teenagers.I need to stay out of it LOL.