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applesauce walnut bread

Applesauce Walnut Bread

This applesauce walnut bread is just the thing you’ll wanton a cool Fall morning for breakfast. It’s fluffy and naturally sweetened withthe applesauce and a little bit of crunch with the walnuts. You could even haveit for dessert!


  • 2 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warmwater
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 6 cups whole wheat bread flour or freshly milled wheat flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp pink Himalayan salt
  • 2 1/4 cups luke warm water
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 2/3 cups chopped walnuts, toasted


  • Dissolve the yeast in the 1 cup of warm water.
  • Combine the honey and oil into the lukewarmwater. Stir and set aside.
  • Add the flour to a mixing bowl. Make a well in the center of the flour and add thesalt.
  • Pourthe honey liquid mixture and the yeast into the well of the flour.
  • Add the applesauce and fold in all the ingredientsfrom the sides of the bowl.
  • Next, add additional flour or water, as needed.
  • Now, the dough needs to be kneaded. You can dothis by hand, which will take about 8-10 minutes or you can use a stand-upmixer with a dough hook attachment. If using the mixer, start with a lower settingand then increase it faster and watch the machine knead your dough. This maytake 5-6 minutes.
  • Add the walnuts once the bread is kneaded andform the dough into a ball.
  • Place the dough into a mixing bowl. Cover andlet rise. This usually takes 1 ½ - 2 hours.
  • Go do laundry or work in the garden.
  • Times up! Test to see if your dough has risen bymaking a small hole in the dough with your wet finger. If the hole doesn’t fillin, then the dough is ready. If it did fill in, just let it rise a bit longer.
  • Deflate the dough with your hands, cover thebowl and let rise again for about an hour.
  • Divide the dough into two halves. Grab your loafpans and butter them up.
  • Shape each loaf into a rectangle with the seamon the bottom. Place in the pans, cover and let them rise for 45 minutes. Yourdough should have risen over the top of the pans but if they don’t, it happens,and your bread will be yummy either way.
  • Bakeat 350 degrees for 45 minutes to an hour.
  • Slice bread and enjoy!