Healthy Christmas Recipe: Christmas Applesauce Loaf for Santa and 16 Helpers

(Chicago) – If you are wondering what type of healthy Christmas treat to leave for Santa and Santa’s helpers on Christmas Eve, Vital Bridges has a recipe that’s fit for a stocking stuffer: Christmas Applesauce Loaf.

From the folks at the Rutgers Cooperative Extension, the heart healthy Christmas Applesauce loaf has only 40 calories from fat and has 6% of necessary dietary iron.

And at only $3.09, you can feed 16 of Santa’s elves for only .19¢ each.

Here’s what you need to know:

Ingredients:

1⁄2 cup walnuts (chopped)
1 1⁄2 cup applesauce
1 egg
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups flour (all purpose)
2 teaspoons baking soda
1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon (ground)
1⁄2 teaspoon nutmeg (ground)
1 cup raisins
Applesauce Loaf

Applesauce Loaf

Instructions:

1. Wash hands well with soap and warm water.

2. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease 2 (8x4x2 inch) loaf pans.

3. Toast walnuts in an ungreased skillet pan. Stir while heating on medium-low heat for 5-7 minutes. They are done when they are brown and smell nutty. Set aside to cool.

4. Mix applesauce, egg, sugar, oil and vanilla in a large bowl.

5. Mix flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg together in a smaller bowl.

6. Pour flour mixture into applesauce mixture.

7. Stir in raisins and cooled toasted nuts.

8. Pour half of the batter into each greased pan. Bake for 45-55 minutes.

9. Remove cakes from the oven. Cool for 10 minutes. Remove from pans to finish cooling. For best taste, let cakes cool a few hours before serving.

10. Eat. Enjoy. Ho, ho, ho.

Cost:

Per recipe: $3.09
Per serving: $0.19

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Christmas Applesauce Loaf

Christmas Applesauce Loaf

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