Incredibly Moist Applesauce Loaf

“Love doesn’t grow on trees like apples in Eden – it’s something you have to make. And you must use your imagination too.” – Joyce Cary

This recipe is a great way to enjoy a bucket of fall apples.  We made a quick homemade applesauce using fresh royal gala apples and then also grated in a whole apple.  Using whole wheat flour and a little bit of coconut oil lends itself to an incredibly moist and warm loaf cake.

Taken from  Hungry Healthy Girl

  • 1 large (1 cup) apple, peeled, cored and grated
  • 1 tsp cinnamon + 1/4 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup honey + 1 tbsp.
  • 1 1/2 cup unsweetened homemade applesauce (or store bought)
  • 1 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour (spelt or whole wheat)
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar or brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • pinch of all spice
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla

Prepare a 9 x 5 loaf pan with cooking spray and preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine grated apple, 1/4 tsp cinnamon, 1 tbsp. honey and lemon juice in a small bowl and set aside. Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl and combine all wet ingredients and sugar in a medium bowl and beat together. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and blend on low. Don’t overmix. Fold in apples. Pour mixture into loaf pan and bake at 350 for 55 minutes. Cool for about 20 mins before slicing.

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