Vegan Applesauce Quick Bread
It’s the end of August and fall is just around the corner. Unfortunately, if you looked outside here, you’d never guess. The weather here in Penang is the same as it was when we moved here in March! We are still not used to the weather never changing. Almost everyday is about the same: hot and humid, sunny with clouds, and thunderstorms likely. I am really going to miss the fall. I love when the seasons change, when the weather gets cooler and the days get shorter. I also miss all of the back-to-school sales!
I grew up in Southern California and our family fall tradition was to head out to ‘apple country’ in Oak Glen. We would drink fresh apple cider, eat apple donuts and apple pie, and sample all sorts of unique and heirloom varieties of apples. We would inevitably come home with too many apples and ended up cooking and baking with them throughout September and November.
Even though it doesn’t feel like fall here, I’ve decided to cook and pretend like it does! Thankfully, here in Penang, we can get apples imported from Washington. I was also able to find applesauce once in our local grocery store and I’ve been saving the jar for the perfect recipe. This applesauce bread is quick and very easy to mix together. You can use either sweetened or unsweetened applesauce, just vary the amount of white sugar you add. It is delicious warm with some jam or jelly and would be wonderful with some Earth Balance or vegan butter!
Applesauce Quick Bread
Adapted from Vegan Footprints
Mix wet ingredients together in one medium size bowl:
2 cups applesauce
1/3 cup white sugar
1/2 cup canola, vegetable, or sunflower oil
Mix dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl:
1 and 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
rolled oats (optional)
Preheat oven to 350° F and lightly grease a loaf pan. Combine wet and dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl, mixing well. Spoon dough into loaf pan and smooth out evenly. Sprinkle rolled oats on top (optional). Bake for about 1 hour, bread will be done when a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean with no batter adhering to it. Let bread cool slightly before serving.