1/3 cup butter softened
1 cup sugar
1 1/4 cups applesauce
1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/8 tsp. ground cloves
Preheat oven to 350 (about 175C)
In mixing bowl cream together butter and sugar.
Add egg and applesauce; mix well.
In a separate bowl combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and cloves.
Gradually add to the creamed mixture just until combined. (I used a regular spoon, not the mixer, at this point)
Pour into greased bread pan.
Bake for 60-65 minutes. (This is where the recipe & I parted ways. I have an oven that I affectionately refer to as my "portal to Hades." My first loaf was burnt at the 50 minute mark. This time, between 40-45 minutes was perfect.)
mmmmm.... tasty finished bread!!
If you wait a few minutes to slice it, you should be fine, but if you are impatient like we are the bread is a little crumbly. Tastes great as is, or with some butter & jelly.