Saturday, December 31, 2011

Spiced Apple Raisin Bread

Quick breads are one of my favorite things to bake, because you can experiment so much with the flavors and add anything you want.  For this recipe, I used apples, raisins, and spices for a hearty, moist and lightly sweet bread.  Feel free to add nuts, chocolate chips, dried fruits, or whatever you like.


  • 1 c. all-purpose flour
  • 2 c. whole wheat flour
  • 1 T baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ginger
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp cloves
  • ½ c. granulated sugar
  • ¼ c. brown sugar
  • ¼ c. applesauce
  • ¼ c. canola oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 2/3 c. soy milk (or other non-dairy milk)
  • ½ c. raisins
  • 1 c. apples, peeled and diced (1 small apple)


Preheat the oven to 350˚ and grease a 9x5x3-in. loaf pan.  In a large bowl, combine the flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices.  Mix well and set aside.

In another large bowl, add the applesauce, sugars, vanilla, and canola oil and mix well.  Add the soy milk and whisk until combined.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients all at once and mix just until moistened.  Fold in the apples and raisins. 

Pour the batter into prepared pan.  Bake for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Cool in pan for 10 minutes.  Remove from pan and cool completely on a wire rack.  

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