The marvelous smell of cinnamon baking in the oven is like no other. Its spicy-sweet aroma wafts through your kitchen and through the rest of your house, causing family members to come and ask, “Whatcha makin’?” It makes me smile just thinking about it.
This particular recipe smells so fantastic and tastes so good that the end result lasts less than two days in my house. If I make it in the afternoon, it’s eaten after dinner, the next morning for breakfast, and then as an afternoon snack. I added a recipe for Cinnamon Butter, which those with a sweet tooth will adore.
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 3/4 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 cup applesauce
- 1/2 cup nuts (optional, chopped pecans work great)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour (not cooking spray) a loaf pan.
In a large bowl with spoon, cream together the shortening and sugar. Add the eggs and mix well. Sift together dry ingredients and gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir until well mixed, and add applesauce and nuts.
Bake 50–60 minutes; top will crest, and loaf will be dark golden brown.
Variation: To make a tasty “flat cake,” reduce the amount of flour to 3/4 and make as directed. Delicious and moist, just flat!
- 2 sticks butter
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
Combine all ingredients and mix well. Store tightly covered in the refrigerator. Spread over warm or cooled slice of Applesauce Loaf.
Amanda Formaro is a mother of four children. She is also the owner of FamilyCorner.com Magazine. Permission to reprint given by Momsmenu.com.
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