You have ingredients like milk, vegetable oil (not too exciting), applesauce, eggs, vanilla extract, flour, sugar, instant vanilla pudding mix, baking soda, baking powder, salt , and last but not least, the ingredient the recipe is named for, cinnamon.
The second thing that caught my interest with this recipe is the ease of making it.
It didn't call for it in the recipe but then I added my own touch.
I'm telling you I just can't leave a recipe alone. I'm always adapting it.
After it was in the loaf pan I sprinkled a streusel topping with 1/4 C flour, 3 TBLS light brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, and 3 TBLS butter.
Another change I have lurking in my head when I make this bread again is to increase the applesauce by a 1/4 C. and decreasing the oil by the same amount. Just a thought, but I can feel a really strong urge to do that.
Bake these babies in a 325 degree oven for an hour. The smaller pans may take a little less time depending on your oven calibration so keep an eye on them.
- 1 1/2 C milk
- 1/2 C. vegetable oil
- 1/2 C applesauce
- 2 eggs
- 1 t. vanilla extract
- 3 C flour
- 2 C. sugar
- 1 (5.1 oz) pkg. instant vanilla pudding mix
- 1/2 t. baking soda
- 1/2 t. baking powder
- 1/2 t. salt
- 2 t. ground cinnamon
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F and grease two 9" loaf pans.
2. In a large bowl, mix the milk, oil, applesauce, eggs, and vanilla.
3. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, sugar, pudding mix, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnnamon.
4. Stir the flour mixture into the milk mixture until smooth and pour batter into the 2 pans.
5. Bake 1 hour in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a loaf comes out clean.