Skinny Applesauce Nut Bread

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Hola!

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend…I know I did! I checked out some antique stores and had lunch with my bestie and my girls on Friday…we always have fun when we are together! Saturday I had lunch with my sister-in-law then went to the mall with her and my girls. My husband, youngest daughter and I went to the movies on Sunday. I cleaned and cooked in between everything. This was the perfect weekend, a good balance of fun stuff and the other stuff!

I had one poor apple in my fruit bowl before I did groceries and had no idea what to do with it.

Of course I had to make something with it! Waste not want not. So I checked out some recipes on http://www.skinnytaste.com  and found this healthy delicious recipe that uses only one apple! Lucky me!

It’s full of delicious apple and nuts.

Since Thanks giving is right around the corner, it’s a perfect dessert for those guests who don’t like anything too sweet.

Ingredients:

  • 1 large finely diced, peeled apple, diced into 1/4″ pieces
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp agave
  • 1/8 tsp + 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups homemade applesauce (or store bought)
  • 1 1/2 cups King Arthur white whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, not packed
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • pinch allspice
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • baking spray
  • 1 1/2 oz chopped walnuts
Directions:In a medium bowl combine apple, 1/8 tsp cinnamon, agave, and lemon juice. Set aside.

Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan with baking spray.
In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice and salt with a wire whisk. Set aside.
In a large bowl mix oil, egg whites, sugar, apple sauce and vanilla; beat at medium speed until thick. Scrape down sides of the bowl.
Add the flour mixture, then blend at low speed until combined. Do not over mix. Fold in apples and walnuts.
Pour batter into loaf pan and bake in the center rack about 55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Let the pan cool at least 20 minutes, bread should be room temperature before slicing.
This was delicious with a nice cup of coffee.
Besos,
Flor
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About Flor

Hola! I'm Flor. Forty-something, wife, mom, amateur baker, amateur home cook, self professed craftinista, Elvis loving chick. This blog is about my journey through the everyday life. I hope you find some inspiration here! All posts and opinions are solely mine.

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