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Scrumptious apple walnut bread

Nothing has been posted in over 1 month…how dreadful!!!
We have been baking and cooking, I just have not had the time to actually upload any recipes. So in an effort to at least get some of the recipes posted, I will post a few of them now…but will make changes/additions to them later.

1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup natural apple sauce
3 eggs
1 1/2 cups raw, organic sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
3 cups peeled, cored and cubed apples (we prefer to use apples, such as Fuji, that are a bit sour)
1 cup chopped walnuts

1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Lightly grease two 9×5 inch loaf pans.
2. In a large bowl, stir together oil and apple sauce. Add the eggs, sugar, and vanilla extract.
3. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt.
4. Gradually stir flour mixture into wet ingredients, mixing just until combined. Fold in apples and walnuts. Pour batter into prepared pans. The dough will have a thick pancake-like batter consistency.
5. Bake in preheated oven for 70 minutes, until a knife inserted in the center of a loaf comes out clean.

Note: Make sure to cube the apples, so that the pieces are approximately the same size.
It is best to combine all the ingredients by hand, especially when mixing in the apples and walnuts.

Apple walnut bread

Apple walnut bread

Notes about healthiness:
* Compared to similar recipes, we reduced the amount of oil and substituted with additional apple sauce. We reduced the amount of sugar and replaced white sugar with organic raw sugar. The bread also contains whole wheat flour.
* Baking with apples does reduce the amount of vitamin C in the apples significantly. However, apples, even after baking, are a great source of dietary fiber and potassium.