This is original to me. I modified my recipe for Banana Bread and came up with this and was very pleased with the results! I hope you enjoy it!
Please note that this recipe is only soy-free if you use all soy-free ingredients and is fish, egg and nut-free (as long as you don't add any).
½ Cup Salted, Full-Fat Butter
1 Cup White Sugar
1 ½ Cups Flour
(I recommend using a whole wheat flour such as King Arthur brand)
(make sure you checked the labels to ensure that it is soy-free)
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
½ - 1 Teaspoon Salt
1/2 to 1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 Cup unsweetened applesauce (I recommend Mott's)
- Preheat oven to 325oF.
- Grease 8x4 inch loaf pan.
- In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar.
- Add flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Mix well.
- Blend in apple sauce. (I like to use a potato masher.)
- Pour into prepared pan.
- Bake for 60 minutes or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.
If you want to add walnuts, feel free, but I don't (my family doesn't like them). Raisins and/or dried cranberries would also be a nice addition if you wanted to experiment. :) I would recommend keeping the amount of mix-ins to no more than 1 Cup, though.
On a side note, the amount of salt and cinnamon is based on personal preference. I find that 1/2 teaspoon of salt is plenty. I enjoy the flavor of cinnamon, so I use the full teaspoon. If you do not, use the 1/2 teaspoon or leave it out entirely.