Peppernut Tea Bread

"All the peppery spiciness of the Russian/Eastern European cookie in a quick bread. This recipe appeard in Cooking Light and is being submitted (untried) for the Zaar World Tour."
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  • Preheat oven to 325°.
  • Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups and level top for measurement. Combine flours with baking soda, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon, star anise and pepper in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk.
  • Combine apple butter, sugar, honey, and eggs. Stir with a whisk until well combined.
  • Fold wet ingredients into dry along with raisins and 1 tablespoon almonds, combine with whisk or spoon until just incorporated.
  • Spoon batter into a loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle top with 1 tablespoon of almonds. Bake for 35 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

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  1. Outta Here
    This reminded me of the little cookies grandma used to make. Nice texture for being lowfat! And the flavors were great. Cooking time wasn't quite enough-I baked it about 50 minutes, but that may have been because of my pan size. I subbed Splenda for the sugar, but used the honey. Thanks for posting!
  2. Aunt Cookie
    I chose this recipe because the ingredient list reminded me of pfeffernusse cookies. It wasn't until I started to make the recipe that I noticed it contained no butter or oil. Nice! The smell of this while in the oven is heavenly, and the finished product is very tasty. Thanks for the recipe!


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