This is a post from Love From The Oven provided by our sponsor, Mott’s Applesauce.
Hi everyone, this is Christi Johnstone from the blog, Love From The Oven. Today I’m sharing another great recipe that I have “made over” using Mott’s Applesauce. I love to make quick breads and muffins, and this Apple Pie Bread recipe is a delicious way to start your day.
I love how delicious and easy quick breads like this are to make, and they are a staple in our house. Both my daughters love breads and muffins, and they make for a quick, easy and delicious breakfast or afternoon snack. I’m always looking for ways to lighten up bread recipes. Using Mott’s Applesauce in place of some of the oil or butter often used in bread recipes is a fantastic way to cut some fat and calories from the recipe, without sacrificing flavor.
My family raved about this recipe, so it gets the picky eater stamp of approval! In addition to applesauce, four grated apples go into this bread to give it a fabulous apple flavor, which shines even more thanks to the addition of some cinnamon. I am a big fan of white whole wheat flour, which is a fabulous substitute for all purpose flour, and I used it in this recipe. I love when I can make bread for my family that is lower in fat and whole grain.
The original recipe calls for nuts and raisins. We have some tree nut allergies in our house, and not everyone is a raisin fan, so I left those ingredients out, but I think they would be absolutely delicious, so by all means if your family enjoys them, make sure to include them!
To make my version of this Apple Pie Bread:
- In place of 1/2 cup of butter, use 1/4 cup of butter and 1/3 cup of Mott’s Applesauce.
- In place of all purpose flour, use white whole wheat flour.
- Add 1-2 tsp of cinnamon.
- In place of the Streusel-Nut topping, simply sprinkle 1/4 cup packed brown sugar over batter just prior to baking.
I hope your family enjoys this low fat, whole grain version as much as we did. It is absolutely delicious heated up in the morning for breakfast! Thanks so much for having me here today at Delish Dish on BHG! Please come say hi on my blog, Love From The Oven, or my Pinterest, Instagram or Facebook pages.