All I did was take one of my fave recipes for Applesauce Cinnamon Quick Bread and changed it up a bit so there would be a layer or two of sweet cinnamon hidden within the bread. It adds lovely texture and amazing taste.
In this recipe you can use either chunky or smooth applesauce but whatever you do , please make sure it is sugar free. For the brown sugar/cinnamon layers go with dark brown sugar and stick with golden brown sugar in the batter.
Again, another easy recipe where you don't need to dust off any appliances to whip up a delicious batter; just a few bowls and a wooden spoon is all you need.
This treat is especially lovely served warm on a cold winter day with a cup of tea. For the kids, a slice is a well-received lunch box treat. Granted, it is not gluten-free but for those who have no sensitivities, you will love this bread !
Let's get started
*adapted source recipe, Cinnamon Applesauce Bread, McCormick
WHAT YOU NEED
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons cinnamon
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 cup firmly packed golden brown sugar
2/3 cup milk
2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
PREHEAT oven to 350F
SPRAY a large loaf pan with baking spray (preferably the kind with added flour)
IN SMALL BOWL combine Cinnamon Layers ingredients and set aside
IN LARGE BOWL, whisk together first 3 Batter ingredients
IN MEDIUM BOWL, whisk together remaining ingredients
FOLD WET INGREDIENTS into dry ingredients blending just until combined
POUR 1/3 of batter into loaf pan and smooth top
SPRINKLE with 1/3 cinnamon layer mix
CONTINUE with 1/3 batter and 1/3 cinnamon layer mix
TOP final 1/3 of batter with remaining cinnamon layer mix
BAKE 50-55 MINUTES or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean