Applesauce Nut Bread

Applesauce Nut Bread

1 1/2 cups sifted flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/3 cup shortening
3 eggs
1 cup raw oats
1/2 cup raisins
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. nutneg
1/2 cup brown sugar (packed)
1 cup applesauce
1 cup chopped nuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 9X5X3 inch pan. Sift flour with baking powder, soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg on sheet of waxed paper; set aside. In large bowl with portable electric mixer or wooden spoon, beat shortening with sugar and eggs until light and fluffy. Beat in applesauce, then beat in flour mixture until well combined. Stir in oats, nuts and raisins; mix well.

Spread batter evenly in pan. Bake 55 min or until done. Let cool in pan on wire rack for ten minutes. Run spatula around sides of pan to loosen, turn out on wire rack. Let cool. Wrap and refrigerate overnight before slicing.

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