Applesauce Date Nut Bread

Recipe by Lvs2Cook
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READY IN: 1hr 35mins
YIELD: 1 loaf
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Mix the walnuts, dates, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl.
  • Microwave the applesauce in a microswave safe bowl until heated through.
  • Add shortening to the applesauce and stir until melted.
  • Add applesauce mixture to walnut mixture and mix well.
  • Let stand, loosely covered, for 20 minutes.
  • Beat the eggs in a large mixing bowl using a fork.
  • Add the vanilla, sugar and flour and mix well.
  • The mixture will be very dry.
  • ADd the walnut mixture 1.4 at a time, mixing gently after each addition.
  • Do not overbeat.
  • Spoon into a greased 9x5 loaf pan.
  • Bake at 350º for 65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Cool in the pan for 10 minutes.
  • Invert onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Wrap in foil and store for 8 to 12 hours before slicing.
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