1 cup sweetened or unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar, divided
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup plain or vanilla yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 cup peeled, cored, and finely diced apple
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter a 9×5-inch loaf pan and line with parchment paper, if desired.
In a bowl, combine applesauce, ½ cup of sugar, brown sugar, eggs, oil, yogurt, and vanilla in a bowl. Whisk to blend.
In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Make a well and add applesauce mixture. Stir until combined. Fold in diced apples and walnuts. Scrape batter into prepared pan and smooth the top. Sprinkle with the remaining tablespoon of sugar.
Bake on the center oven rack for 50 to 55 minutes, or until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean.
Transfer to a cooling rack for 10 minutes. Turn the bread out of the pan and cool thoroughly before slicing.
Thank you to The Old Farmer’s Almanac for the recipe. Visit them at www.almanac.com