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Tom's Apple Date Bread

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Ingredients
  Egg 1
  Applesauce 1 Cup (16 tbs), canned
  Peanut oil 2 Tablespoon
  Flour 2 Cup (32 tbs), sifted
  Sugar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Baking powder 3 Teaspoon
  Baking soda 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cinnamon 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Allspice 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Toasted peanuts 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), chopped
  Dates 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Grease a 9-inch X 5-inch X 3-inch loaf pan with butter or oil.
2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F before baking.

MAKING
3. Into a large, dry bowl, sift together flour, sugar, baking powder and soda and spices.
4. Stir in the dates and peanuts. Keep aside.
5. In a medium mixing bowl, combine egg, apple sauce and oil. Beat well with a wooden spoon, until well blended.
6. Add the liquid mixture to the dry ingredients and stir quickly and lightly, just enough to moisten the flour mixture and only until no dry flour is visible.
7. Turn the batter into the prepared pan and tap the pan lightly on the tabletop to evenly spread batter and remove air bubbles.
8. Place pan on the middle level of the preheated oven and bake for almost 45 to 50 minutes or until tester inserted in center comes out clean
9. When the crust is lightly browned and loaf is springy to touch, remove from the oven.
10. Let cool in the pan for 15 minutes then invert onto a wire rack.
11. Let cool completely.

SERVING
12. Slice and serve with tea or coffee.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Breakfast
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Bread
Interest: 
Holiday, Everyday
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Date
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
50 Minutes
Ready In: 
65 Minutes

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