Applesauce Nut Bread


1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup applesauce
1/3 cup oil
2 eggs
3 tablespoons milk
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup brown sugar


Grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan. In large bowl, combine granulated sugar, applesauce, oil, eggs, and milk. Mix well. In small bowl, combine flour, soda, baking powder, ½ teaspoon cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg. Add to applesauce mixture, and beat until well mixed. Stir in ¾ cup chopped pecans. Pour into pan. Mix together the brown sugar and remaining ½ teaspoon cinnamon and ¼ cup pecans. Sprinkle over batter. Bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cover loosely with foil after the first 30 minutes of baking. Cool in pan 10 minutes; finish cooling on rack.


Makes 1 loaf


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