Baking doesn’t have to be hard. Some recipes require multiple bowls, complicated ingredients, and multiple steps. This one bowl applesauce bread is quick to mix up and good to eat. It’s a great one to make and share for holidays, potlucks, or just for no reason at all!
Instead of refined sugar, this recipe calls for maple syrup. You can substitute honey for the maple syrup, but I usually buy raw honey, so it doesn’t make much sense to bake with that. Refined sugar also works, but it will not be as moist.
You can use your own homemade applesauce for this bread. Of course you can also use store bought if needed. But don’t worry about buying sweetened applesauce! This bread is plenty sweet with just the fruit and maple syrup.
It also tastes rather good with homemade vanilla. I made a batch of vanilla recently using rum and it turned out AMAZING. And of course eggs from your own chickens are always worth using! If I’m using bantam eggs, I do use three eggs in the batter, just because they’re extra small.
How To Make One Bowl Applesauce Bread
1/2 cup applesauce
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon nutmeg
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup dried cranberries
4 oz cream cheese
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
3 tablespoons flour
Mix the wet ingredients together in a large bowl. Mix in your flour and spices, then sprinkle the baking soda across the top of the batter and stir it in as well. Fold in the almonds and cranberries. Pour your batter into a greased pan.
If you would like to add a swirl in your bread, mix together the cream cheese, egg, vanilla, flour, and maple syrup and then use a butter knife to swirl it through your batter in the pan.
Bake the one bowl applesauce bread at 350 for 60 minutes.
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