Whole Wheat Apple Nut Bread

Whole Wheat Apple Nut Bread

1 ½ cups whole wheat flour
1/3 cup vegetable oil
¾ cup all-purpose flour
1 cup plain yogurt
½ cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
3 teaspoons baking powder
½ cup chopped pecans, black walnuts or hickories
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon wheat germ
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup raisins
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup applesauce—your own homemade will be delicious

Sift together all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Stir in whole wheat flour, brown sugar and raisins. In a separate bowl, beat egg and oil and sir in yogurt, applesauce and nuts. Gently stir applesauce mixture into flour mixture until dry ingredients are moistened.

Pour batter into greased 1 ½ -quart or 2-quart casserole dish and sprinkle with wheat germ. Bake at 350 degrees F for one hour or until a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan for ten minutes. Remove from pan and finish cooling on a rack.

Makes one loaf.