California Brown Bread

Serves: 32

1 slice per serving

   1/2 cup boiling water
   1 cup raisins
   1/2 cup agave
   1/4 cup shortening
   1/2 cup applesauce
   2 eggs
   1 1/2 cups flour
   3/4 cup whole wheat flour
   2 teaspoons baking powder
   1 teaspoon baking soda

California Brown Bread is from the Cook'n with Agave collection.
In small bowl, pour boiling water over raisins. Set aside. In large bowl of electric mixer, beat together agave and shortening on low speed until smooth and creamy. Add applesauce and eggs. Beat on medium speed until well blended. Add dry ingredients. Beat on low speed until thoroughly mixed. Drain raisins. Stir into batter. Pour batter into two greased loaf pans. Bake at 350F for 40 to 45 minutes or until loaf tests done in center. Remove bread from pans. Cool completely before slicing.