Applesauce Breakfast Bread – Vegetarian

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Sundays are meal prep days in my house.  I do prep things for myself, but the majority of what I prep is for the hubs.  If I can get most of his stuff taken care of, it saves me SO much time.  I was posting my meal prep pictures on Instagram today, and I had quite a few requests for this recipe.  I make this applesauce breakfast bread for him because he likes something substantial in the morning with his yogurt and fruit.  If I didn’t make him something like this, he’d stop at Starbucks and grab something gross.  While I am a gluten-free vegetarian, he eats everything.  I try to make as many things as I can for him to be slightly healthier versions of the stuff he had eaten before he met me!  He adores this breakfast bread.  I’ve tweaked it over the years, and he hardly realizes that it used to have eggs, milk, white flour, Crisco and tons of sugar.  I made one tweak at a time, and he’s never said a word.  I took a bunch of stuff out and added better stuff.  Sure – it could be healthier, but this is pretty tasty and not so bad for him!  Use organic ingredients when you have them on hand.

Applesauce Breakfast Bread

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • ¾ cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup coconut palm sugar
  • 1 ½ cups unsweetened applesauce
  • ½ cup olive oil

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a non-stick baking pan with non-stick spray (redundant, I know.)  Throw everything into a bowl and mix it up good with a wooden spoon.  I do this by hand.  Don’t use your mixer because it “over mixes” the dough and your bread will be tough.  The less you mix it the better. Bake in the oven for 45-48 minutes.  Test with a stick for doneness.  The stick should have just a little crumb on it.  Invert onto a cooling rack to cool completely before storing.  Serve sliced with some yogurt and fruit.  You can toast it in thick slices in a toaster oven and serve with a little almond butter.

Let me know how you like it!

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