Applesauce Bread is rich and delicious while still being healthy and full of fiber! Done in 55 minutes, ready to eat in 75 minutes.
If you’re trying to be healthy but still want a delicious snack, applesauce bread is the way to go. This is a quick recipe that is perfect to slice up for packed lunches.
Banana bread is all well and good, but if you’ve never had applesauce bread you’ve been missing out. Rich, flavorful, filling and moist, this is a quick bread recipe that works whether you’re grabbing some for breakfast, enjoying a slice for a fancy brunch, or even eating as an after dinner treat.
How to make Applesauce Bread
Our recipe replaces some of the ingredients found in other applesauce breads and adds some spices to give the bread a bit of a kick. Instead of using sugar, or going the unsweetened route, we used agave. Instead of using all-purpose flour, we used whole wheat flour. And, finally, we snuck in a pinch of allspice that just adds a little something.
Start out by mixing your apple, a pinch of the cinnamon, agave and lemon juice in a bowl and then set it aside for later. In a separate bowl, whisk together your dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, allspice, the rest of the cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt) and then set that aside as well. In a large bowl, mix together your wet ingredients (oil, egg whites, sugar, applesauce, and vanilla) until it’s thick, making sure to scrape the mixture off the sides of the bowl so that none gets away.
Now, take the wet and dry ingredients and combine them, but make sure not to mix them too much. Fold in your apple slices and then pour the mixture into a loaf pan. Cook until you can poke a toothpick into it and it comes out clean. Once it’s finished baking let it sit out on a wire rack to cool off before eating.
If you liked this recipe, you should check out our Healthy Blueberry Muffins.
If you want to some more texture in your applesauce bread, say “no” to the chocolate chips and “yes” to these tasty add-ins.
- Nuts: to get some chunky, crunchy texture in your bread, try stirring in chopped pecans.
- Raisins: raisins add sweetness and are deliciously chewy.
- Apple butter: Once your bread has cooled, try spreading some apple butter over it. Apple butter is sweet and delicious while still being fairly good for you.
- Store: You can keep it at room temperature as long as it is in an airtight container.
- Freeze: You can wrap it in plastic wrap and let it live in the freezer for up to 4 months. To thaw it, let it sit at room temperature.
- Yield: 10 servings
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 55 minutes
- Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
- Course: Dessert
- Cuisine: American
- 1 apple , peeled and diced
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 large egg
- 2/3 cup brown sugar , packed
- 1 1/4 cups applesauce
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9x5 loaf pan with baking spray.
Mix the apples and cinnamon in a large bowl.
In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, nutmeg and salt.
In a medium bowl whisk together the oil, egg, brown sugar, applesauce and vanilla extract.
Whisk the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients then fold in the apples.
Pour the batter into your prepared loaf pan.
If you'd like to make the design on the top add apple slices on top of your batter in a fun pattern gently.
Bake for 55-60 minutes, then let cool in the pan before removing and slicing.
Yield: 10 servings, Amount per serving: 195 calories, Calories: 195g, Carbohydrates: 33g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 16mg, Sodium: 179mg, Potassium: 132mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 19g, Vitamin A: 40g, Vitamin C: 1.2g, Calcium: 23g, Iron: 0.9g
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