The Mott’s company sells packets of instant Hot Spiced Cider in a couple different flavors. Someone gave me some packets and so I tossed them into my basic applesauce bread recipe and it worked wonderfully. See for yourself.
1 cup white sugar
1 cup applesauce
1/3 cup oil (NOT olive oil)
3 Tbsp. milk
1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 cup regular white flour
1 cup whole wheat flour – (or us all regular)
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 packet of Mott’s Hot Spiced Cider (I used Caramel for this)
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a loaf pan. Place the eggs and milk on the counter while your oven preheats; give it at least 20 minutes.
Using 1 bowl for wet ingredients and 1 bowl for dry: add all the ingredients. Whisk both separately then add the dry to the wet. With a wooden spoon mix just until combined – count to 20 slowly. Then with a spatula, give it a couple of mixes to make sure the dry ingredients are mixed up from the bottom of bowl. Scrape into the loaf pan and place in the oven for 50 – 60 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool on rack. Sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar if the mood strikes you. Dig in.