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Cheap Eats: Spicy Applesauce Oatmeal Bread

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applesauce oatmeal bread

A couple days ago I read that people are sending all kinds of supplies, including edibles, in care packages to OWS. I decided to make bread with this recipe, which has to be one of the easiest ever. It's made in one bowl, no mixer required, very easy clean up. As an added bonus, it tastes great and is relatively healthy! It looks like four of these might fit in a USPS Medium Flat Rate box, so they'll ship for $10.50.

The only downside is this bread isn't going to work for vegans, so back to the cookbooks ...

Spicy Applesauce Oatmeal Bread

2 eggs
1 cup applesauce
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2/3 cup brown sugar, packed
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups rolled oats (quick cooking)
3/4 cup walnuts, dried cranberries or raisin

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Mix ingredients together in a large bowl until thoroughly combined. Pour mixture into a greased or parchment lined loaf pan (8.5 x 4.5 x 4).

Bake 55 to 60 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool for 10 to 15 minutes before eating.

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Submitted by twig on

There's probably some egg substitute, too, but I don't know about those. The vegans might have to fend for themselves ;) Just kidding, I'll find something for them!

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Submitted by goldberry on

Bet it smells wonderful.
My mom is very good at making unusual applesauces. She uses almost no suga and she adds cranberries, cinnamon and walnuts. It's almost like a compote. Tastes good hot and cold.

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Submitted by Andre on

Do the bread as muffins. 400 degrees for twenty minutes. That would be forty minutes less cooking, and quite a bit less energy use. I would think maybe ten muffins from that recipe.

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Submitted by twig on

Especially for people who may not have access to things like a bread knife, plates, etc, muffins are much easier to deal with. And the less energy aspect is very cool!