I’ve mentioned in several comments recently that I love to bake applesauce bread in my bread machine this time of year. So I thought it was time that I post a recipe.
First, of course, you need applesauce. I make my own in the fall from local apples. Quarter and core the apples. I don’t peel them. Cut the quarters in half or thirds depending on the size of the apples. Dump the apple pieces in a big pot with a couple of inches of water or cider and a cinnamon stick or two. Bring to a boil and stir occasionally until the apples get soft. This only takes about fifteen minutes, but I sometimes cook it longer just because it makes the house smell so good. Remove the cinnamon sticks and run the stewed apples through the food processor. Applesauce freezes well so I use this for applesauce bread all winter.
Bread Machine Applesauce Bread
by Joy Weese Moll
1 3/4 cups applesauce
2 Tablespoons Grade B maple syrup
1 teaspoon salt
3 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup white bread flour
3 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons yeast
1. Mix the applesauce, syrup, egg, and salt.
2. Stir together the flours, the butter cut into 6 or 8 pieces, and the cinnamon
3. Follow bread machine instructions for adding liquid and dry ingredients and the yeast.
4. Bake using the whole wheat bread setting.
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