Low Fat Apple Bread

"this recipe makes two breads, and they freeze well!"
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Ready In:
1hr 30mins
2 loaf breads


  • 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)


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

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  1. 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.
  2. 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!
  3. 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 :)
  4. Excellent! This apple bread was nice and moist, and had a great appley flavour. I used half AP flour and half whole wheat to up the fibre content, and I didn't include nuts.
  5. the taste is good, but the texture is pretty tough. i think it's because of the lack of fat, cause i took pretty good care not to overmix the batter. next time i make this, i will sub the applesauce for melted butter. edited to add: after tasting the bread today (letting it sit overnight), i increased the rating. definitely moister, more tender but of course tasted 'low-fat'. but i think it's a pretty good recipe. very easy. thanks!



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