Spiced Applesauce Bread

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 50 mins

Sweet bread that I made when I was in high school. Very lovely with the crunch topping.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Generously grease two 7x3x2-inch loaf pans.
  3. In a small bowl, combine topping ingredients; set aside.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine applesauce, sugar, vegetable oil, eggs, and milk; set aside.
  5. In a small bowl, sift flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, allspice, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  6. Add the dry ingredients (does not include topping) to the applesauce mixture; beat well.
  7. Fold in pecans.
  8. Pour this mixture evenly into the two prepared pans.
  9. Sprinkle topping evenly over the two loaf pans.
  10. Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  11. Cool prior to slicing.


Most Helpful

Yummy,Moist,with a tasty crunchy topping.The house smelled so good while it was baking could hardly wait to taste it. Very easy to make. I did add a cup of raisins. This will make a great bread for gifts at Christmas. Thanks Caryn

Barb Gertz November 12, 2002

Very Good! Hubby loved this - I caught him hacking off slices and loading them with butter for breakfast. Oh well, it's better than going hungry!

Chef Judy August 23, 2003

I left out the nuts. I have a four loaf 6x3x2-inch pan, so I doubled the recipe thinking I would have 4 tall mini loaves. Not quite. I had four tall mini loaves as well as a very tall 8x4-inch loaf. So I can't think that had I used a the pan size called for that I would have only gotten 2 loaves from a single batch. Since there was so much in the oven at once, it took forever to cook and smelled slightly burnt by the time it was cooked through. The bread was moist and flavorful though, just ate the top and center of it.

Jadelabyrinth December 26, 2015

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