Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

A fragrant, spicy bread.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Coat a 9-inch x 5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  4. Combine flour, baking powder, salt, and spices; set aside.
  5. Combine applesauce and molasses.
  6. Add dry ingredients alternately with applesauce mixture to egg mixture. Fold in raisins and nuts.
  7. Pour into loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  8. Cool 10 minutes, remove from pan and continue cooling on a wire rack.


Most Helpful

After reading all the other reviews & the problem with getting this loaf done inside before the outside got black, I decided (as a temporary fix) to make this in an 8-inch loaf pan & use the rest of the batter for a couple of small loaves, baked accordingly! I included raisins & nuts here & all those great spices as listed! Had a great tasting loaf &, as with others, look to making this again during the fall/winter holidays! Thanks for a great bread! [Tagged, made & reviewed in Every Day Is a Holiday cooking game]

Sydney Mike September 08, 2008

Like another reviewer, had to bake longer than suggested, which produced hard, brown edges, but a done center. The bread itself was tasty though.

ladyfingers September 07, 2008

Well I LOVED this bread! I am a huge fan of anything with all those wonderful spices so I added a bit more nutmeg and cinnamon to the recipe since they are favorites but followed the recipe exactly with the dried cranberries and chopped almonds added to the bread. Now I just need to find a candle that smells just like this bread until I make it again so my house will smell so nice all the time! Thanks for posting! Tagged in Went to Market Game and boy I'm glad I did!!

HokiesMom May 19, 2008

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