Applesauce Streusel Loaf

This delicious, understated gem of a recipe really surprised our family – in a good way! It was gone within days. Next time around I would like to experiment with pieces of fresh apple in the batter and streusel.

Loaf Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup Earth Balance
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 1/4 cups applesauce
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 1/4 cups All-Bran

Streusel Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp Earth Balance, melted
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cloves
  • 3/4 cup walnuts, pecans, or sunflower seeds (chopped)

Yield: 9” loaf

Preheat oven to 350o

Cream Earth Balance and sugar. Add egg and applesauce. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Add to the wet ingredients. With a spoon, mix in the bran cereal.

In a separate bowl, mix together the streusel ingredients.

Put half the batter in bottom of greased loaf pan. Spread 2/3 of the streusel mix over the batter. Carefully spread the other half of the batter over the streusel and sprinkle the remaining streusel on top. Bake for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Alternatives:

Instead of applesauce, 1 cup pumpkin puree and ½ cup mashed bananas

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