Friday, March 11, 2011

Applesauce Bread with Blackberry Compote

Applesauce Bread


This bread was made out of necessity. Yesterday I realized around lunch time I had not a single loaf of bread in my house to eat. I took the opportunity to make one myself. A quick bread of course. I played around with a few recipes and added the spices to my liking. The result: a spicy, hearty brown loaf that goes so well with the blackberry jam/compote my friend gave to me! Rating: 3 out of 5.



Applesauce Quick Bread: adapted from MarthaStewart.com

Ingredients:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- pinch of ground ginger
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- ½ cup packed dark-brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- ½ cup chunky applesauce, homemade or store-bought

Instructions:
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour a 5-by-9-inch loaf pan. Whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, and salt. Mix together oil and sugar with a mixer on medium speed until combined. With machine running, add eggs, 1 at a time. Reduce speed to low, and beat in flour mixture in 3 additions, alternating with ¼ cup applesauce, beginning and ending with flour. Add vanilla. Pour mixture into pan.
- Place pan on a rimmed baking sheet, and bake until a tester inserted into center comes out clean, 45 to 55 minutes. Transfer pan to a wire rack, and let cool for 15 minutes. Invert pan to remove bread. Let cool completely on a wire rack. (Bread can be stored, wrapped, at room temperature overnight or refrigerated for up to 5 days.)


Hooray for perfect breakfasts like these!

Applesauce Bread with Blackberry Compote

11 comments:

ABowlOfMush said...

Such a yummy breakfast!

How To Be Perfect said...

Mmm sounds lovely, I love breads like this. x

Chele said...

That sounds a great combo. Never tried an applesauce bread before but it appeals to me greatly.

Alena said...

So beautiful. There's something so comforting about homemade bread.

Suzi said...

Yum! It does actually look perfect --- this is definitely one to try x

Francy said...

i love this type of breakfast! Yummy Yummy! I love your blogs!
Xo xo
Francy
www.labarbeapapa-francy.blogspot.com

Sienna said...

really want to try this...i love your recipes...new fave food blog!

Dianne said...

Yum! with blackberry compote - just divine!

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets said...

Mmm I've made applesauce cake but not bread. Looks moist and delish. Great blackberry topping too :).

Lucie said...

Sounds like I would have a hard time having only one slice! This bread sounds great with the compote.

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

And apple anything smells so wonderful when it's baking! My family owned an apple orchard when I was growing up and the smell of apples will always be special to me! xo