Christine's Applesauce Christmas Loaves

3 cups unbleached white flour
1 cup brown sugar
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1/2 (one-half) teaspoon baking soda
1/2 (one-half) teaspoon salt
1/2 (one-half) teaspoon each: cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice
2 Tablespoons cocoa or carob powder
1/2 cup corn oil
1 1/2 (one and one-half) cups unsweetened applesauce
2 eggs or soy egg substitute
1/2 (one-half) cup each: chopped dates, raisins, chopped walnuts
1/4 (one-quarter) cup each: brown sugar and finely chopped nuts

In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder and soda, salt, spices and carob and mix well. Add oil, applesauce and eggs. Beat until smooth. Fold in dates, raisins and nuts. Spoon into two lightly oiled loaf pans. Sprinkle tops with brown sugar and nuts. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for one hour or until a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool in pans for twenty minutes. Invert onto rack to cool completely. Slice very thin. Yields two loaves to serve 24.

Calories: 169, total fat: 7g, protein: 3g, iron: 3%, vitamin B12: 1%