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Applesauce Bread is moist, flavorful and made with simple ingredients. The perfect bread to serve for breakfast, brunch or dessert.

Applesauce bread sliced on a black platter
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This Applesauce Bread Recipe is one of my favorite breads to make, especially during the fall seasoning. The warm spices, applesauce and Greek Yogurt keeps this bread so moist and flavorful.

Homemade Bread Recipes are perfect to give out as gifts during the holidays or a quick breakfast in the morning. Here are some of my favorite bread recipes – Easy Moist Banana Bread, Oatmeal Bread, Easy Pumpkin Banana Bread Recipe and Pumpkin Bread Recipe.

Why Make Applesauce Bread:

  • Quick Bread Recipe – I love making quick bread recipes. There is no yeast or kneading the bread. The ingredients are easily combined in one bowl and then poured into a pan.
  • Simple Ingredients – The great thing about this recipe is I only had to get applesauce from the store. This makes this bread budget friendly which means I can make it more often.
  • Variations – I love that there are many ways to make homemade bread by adding in simple additions to the bread batter.

Ingredients: 

  • Butter (melted and cooled) 
  • Granulated Sugar 
  • Light Brown Sugar 
  • Large Eggs 
  • Unsweetened Applesauce 
  • Greek Yogurt 
  • All Purpose Flour 
  • Baking Soda 
  • Baking Powder 
  • Ground Cinnamon 
  • Nutmeg 
  • Salt 

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Substitutions and Additions:

  • Applesauce – When making this recipe, we used applesauce from the jar. But feel free to make Homemade Applesauce. You only need a few simple ingredients to make homemade.
  • Crumb Topping – This homemade bread would be delicious with a homemade crumb topping. It can easily be made with sugar, cinnamon, flour, and butter for a delicious topping.
  • Additions – Feel free to add in other ingredients to this applesauce bread. We recommend raisins, chopped walnuts, chopped pecans nuts, and even chocolate chips.
  • Flour – You can easily substitute the flour to meet you diet restrictions. Add in whole wheat flour, gluten free flour and more.
  • Loaf Pans – When I give homemade bread out as gifts, I like to make in mini loaf pans. This makes the perfect size wrap up with plastic wrap and give to friends and family.
  • Vegetable Oil – Instead of using melted butter, feel free to use vegetable oil, coconut oil or canola oil.

Step by Step Instructions: 

Combining the wet ingredients together in a bowl with a spoon

Step 1 – In a large bowl, stir together the melted butter, sugar, brown sugar, eggs, applesauce and greek yogurt.  Mix until well combined with a wooden spoon 

Mixing the applesauce batter together in a bowl before adding in the dry ingredients

Step 2 – Gently stir in the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt until just combined.  Be careful not to overmix the batter when adding in the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients.  

Pouring the applesauce batter into prepared loaf pan

Step 3 – Pour the batter into the prepared 9 inch loaf pan.  Bake for 45-55 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean. 

Applesauce bread cooling on a platter

Step 4 – Remove the pan from the oven.  Place on wire rack to cool completely. Then carefully remove the bread from the pan and then it’s ready to slice, serve and enjoy!

Recipe Tips:

  • Pouring Batter – When pouring the bread batter into the loaf pan, make sure to no overfill it if using smaller pans. You want to give room for the bread to expand as it bakes.
  • Preparing Loaf Pan – For best results to remove the bread, make sure to spray with cooking spray. This helps for cleanup too. You can also line the loaf pan with parchment paper. So you easily lift the bread out of the pan to slice and serve.
  • Combining Ingredients – When you combining the wet and dry ingredients together make sure to not overmix. This could cause a change in the breads texture.
  • Cool Completely – We recommend letting the bread cool completely before slicing.

Can I Prepare Ahead of Time?

Yes, we love recipes that can be prepared ahead of time and cool in the pan. This saves me time when I am making it for our holiday dinner or breakfast for the week.

You can also prepare the bread batter ahead of time and pour in the prepared loaf pan. Place in the fridge, covered and then bake when you are ready to serve.

How to Know When Done Cooking:

The best way to know when your bread is done cooking is to insert toothpick into the center of the bread. If it comes out clean then the bread is finished cooking.

If the bread start to burn on the edges and it is not done cooking, you may need to cover with aluminum foil. This will allow the center to finish cooking.

Applesauce bread sliced on a black platter

Frequently Asked Questions:

How to Freeze Homemade Bread:

Freezing homemade bread is a great way to begin you holiday baking ahead of time. After baking and placing on wire rack to cool, wrap in plastic wrap and foil. Place in the freezer and it will stay fresh for up to 3 months. Then when you are ready to enjoy, thaw bread on the counter then slice and enjoy.

How to Store Leftovers:

Store any leftovers at room temperature for up to 5 days.  

applesauce bread slices on a plate next to a bowl of applecauce

More Easy Applesauce Recipes:

If you are looking for more recipes that have applesauce as an ingredients, try these easy recipes. Easy Oatmeal Applesauce Muffins or Pumpkin Muffin Recipe with Cinnamon Streusel are loaded with flavor and made with a tender crumb.

Another favorite is Strawberry Applesauce Recipe and Monkey Bread Recipe.

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Applesauce Bread

5 from 2 votes
Applesauce Bread is moist, flavorful and made with simple ingredients. The perfect bread to serve for breakfast, brunch or dessert.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 10
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 259

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a 9X5 loaf pan with parchment paper and lightly spray the parchment paper with a non-stick cooking spray.
  • In a large mixing bowl, stir together the melted butter, sugar, brown sugar, eggs, applesauce and greek yogurt.  Mix until well combined.
  • Gently stir in the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt until just combined.  Be careful not to overmix the batter.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan.  Bake for 45-55 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean.
  • Remove the pan from the oven.  Cool the bread in the pan on a rack.  Then carefully remove the bread from the pan and then it’s ready to slice, serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Store any leftovers at room temperature for up to 5 days. 

Nutrition Facts

Calories 259kcal, Carbohydrates 39g, Protein 4g, Fat 10g, Saturated Fat 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 3g, Trans Fat 0.4g, Cholesterol 57mg, Sodium 280mg, Potassium 79mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 23g, Vitamin A 341IU, Vitamin C 0.3mg, Calcium 46mg, Iron 1mg

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