I love my slow cooker cinnamon applesauce recipe. I love the sharp flavor of the Granny smith apples combined with the warmth from the cinnamon. But I went a little overboard with my last batch of applesauce and made much more than I could eat. So this week I tossed some of my applesauce into a quick bread, and behold! Beautiful Cinnamon Raisin Applesauce Bread.
The apple flavor really comes through on this bread, making it the perfect combination of sweet and tart. Better still, it takes the warmth from the cinnamon and turns it up a notch, so it makes for a cozy dessert at any time of year. And of course, let’s not forget the raisins and pecans for a little something extra to bring the whole loaf together.
A Great Way to Use Up Applesauce
Wanna hear the whole story behind this bread? It kind of came out of desperation, to be honest. While I was making my cinnamon applesauce in the slow cooker, I accidentally misread the amount of apple pie spice my apples needed and doubled the amount I put in. I thought it looked like a bit much, but I thought, “Hey, I love cinnamon. A little more won’t hurt, right?”
Well, let’s just say it was a lot. Like a LOT more cinnamon than I needed.
I tried to dilute the finished cinnamon applesauce with regular unsweetened applesauce, but it took away a lot of the wonderful golden Granny Smith apple flavor that I love so much. The final result was edible, but it was just too much applesauce for me to consume on my own. And both my husband and daughter found the applesauce just a little too unbalanced to want to help me eat it.
So I had an entire jar of applesauce that was sub-par. I didn’t want it to go to waste, so I desperately thought of ways I could use applesauce quickly. The first idea that came to mind was to bake with it. I tossed the applesauce along with a few other basic ingredients for a dessert quick bread, and boom! Fun new cinnamon raisin applesauce bread recipe.
Did You Try It?
If you’re curious about how my cinnamon raisin applesauce bread turned out, please head on over to my BreadbytheHour.com site and check it out. The recipe is pretty flexible and versatile, so you don’t have to use my slow cooker applesauce recipe to make it. In fact, you can use any of your favorite brands of applesauce and it will still turn out tasty.
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