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Sunday, March 7, 2010

Peanut Butter Applesauce Bread

I made this bread and my family gobbled it down in one day! I think I got one piece and wow, was it delicious. It tasted like cake. I haven't yet experimented to see how it would turn out with partly whole wheat flour. I think it would probably be good with any fruit puree, or with nuts added (or chocolate chips!).

Peanut Butter Applesauce Bread

1 1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup butter
1 large egg, at room temperature
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 tsp vanilla

Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt together and set aside. With an electric mixer, beat the sugar, peanut butter, and butter in a large bowl until light and creamy, about 2 minutes. Beat in the egg until smooth. Beat in the applesauce and vanilla. Add the prepared flour mixture and stir just until moist and there are no traces of flour visible. It may be a bit grainy.

Spoon into a greased 9x5-inch loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the loaf comes out with just a few crumbs clinging to it, about 55 minutes. Cool on a wire rack for 10 min, then turn loaf out nto rack and cool til room temp, about an hour. Store at room temp for 4 days or wrap and freeze for up to 3 months.


  1. Pretty much everything is better with chocolate chips! :^)

    Have you tried baking with white whole wheat? It seems to work pretty well, but Matthew has so many flours for the various breads he makes (for customers!) that we don't keep any one hand any more.

  2. I used white whole wheat for cookies once and they seemed kind of tough. I have since made this bread with 1/4c ww and the rest white and it was just as tender. Of course, that's not much ww flour! Next time I'll try 1/2c and see how it tastes.

  3. Now I remember why I bought applesauce a month or two ago - it was to make this recipe. "I know there's a recipe on someone's blog somewhere, that I was planning to make..." But I hadn't bookmarked your new blog, and just now remembered that it had moved and came to see what you were up to. Anyway, I think I'll make this tomorrow!