rants & recipes

Applesauce Ginger Quick-bread

Posted by ataraktos on 2011-11-08

Before our cob workshop vacation, I sent Evin to the store to pick up some applesauce. He came back with regular applesauce and sweetened cinnamon spice applesauce (because that was the only organic kind they had) ... it was easy enough to use the regular, but this weekend, I sought a way to use up the cinnamon spice stuff. I found the perfect recipe online - applesauce cake!

  • 2 cups applesauce (this used all 4 little containers I had on hand!)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • about 1 tsp fresh, micro-planed ginger
  • 1/2 cup of toasted nuts would be delicious too, but since it was a new recipe, I didn't try any.
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
  3. Mix dry ingredients.
  4. In another bowl, mix sugar, oil and applesauce.
  5. Add wet to dry mix, stir until combined.
  6. Pour in prepared loaf pan.
  7. Bake 1 hour or until done. (I totally forget to set a timer for this, so it's hard to say for sure how long I cooked it. Towards the end, I turned down my oven to 330 degrees because the edges seemed brown - I use a glass loaf pan - but it wasn't quite done.)
Ginger added (and *honey* OMITTED) from this recipe (and yes, it annoys me that it's labeled vegan, yet used honey. Believe me, it was quite delicious without the stolen bee vomit!).