Learn how to create a delicious baked good without the use of butter, oil or eggs.
Previously, we tried banana pumpkin muffins, which came out surprisingly moist and slightly sweet. The tender crumb dissolved with only a few chews. Could I accomplish a tasty baked item again without the use of butter, oil and eggs? Staying in the realm of portable weekday breakfasts for practical reasons, I decided to revamp a bread recipe. Although delicious by itself, you could spread some apple or pumpkin butter on it for a treat.
Apple Spice Bread
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole-wheat flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon finely ground sea salt
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
1 cup applesauce
1/3 cup low-fat milk or soy milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9×5-inch pan with nonstick cooking spray.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flours, sugar, baking soda, salt and spices. In a separate bowl, mix together the applesauce, milk and vanilla extract. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and fold together with a spatula until just combined. Scrape the batter into the pan and bake for 50-55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 10-15 minutes before turning out the bread onto a plate to cool completely (you may want to run a butter knife along the sides of the pan to ensure that the bread doesn’t stick).