Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 10 mins

this recipe makes two breads, and they freeze well!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup applesauce (chunky or smooth)
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar (if using sweetened applesauce, use only 1-1/2 cups of sugar, for a less sweet taste)
  • 1 -2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups apples (shredded or finely diced)
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 14 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 12 cups nuts (chopped) (optional)


  1. Set oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Set oven rack to second-lowest position.
  3. Grease two 9 x 5-in loaf pans or use mini loaf pans.
  4. Grate the apples; set aside, cover with plastic wrap to prevent browning.
  5. In a large bowl, combine the applesauce, eggs, sugar and vanilla.
  6. Sift togethe the flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt.
  7. By hand mixing with a wooden spoon mix the dry ingredients to the applesauce mixture.
  8. Add in the shredded apples and the nuts (if using).
  9. Transfer mixture to the prepared loaf pans.
  10. Bake for 75 mins or until loaf breads test done.
  11. Sprinkle with sugar if desired before slicing loafs.
  12. If desired you may replace the applesauce with 1 cup of vegetable or canola oil, but will increase the fat!


Most Helpful

This apple bread was very good. I used 5 medium-sized Jonathan apples that I left unpeeled, cut into chunks, and pulsed in the food processor until shredded. I added 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans to the batter. I don't care for cinnamon, so I substituted 1 1/2 teaspoons of ginger and 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg. I baked the loaves for 75 minutes, but may bake for a bit shorter period in the future. Thanks for a great recipe.

janem123 February 24, 2012

Certainly moist and nice textured bread. I used white wheat flour and left out the nuts. We didn't think it had as much taste as we would like and next time I'd up the spices. But a good basic apple bread and I love the nutritionals on it!

ladypit January 21, 2008

Very tasty! I used Splenda and cut the baking time. I only made 1 loaf, but will make 2 next time and freeze one! The grated apple helps keep it moist. I will add more cinnamon next time, though, just because I really like a lot of cinnamon :)

Outta Here June 12, 2007

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