Low Fat Apple Bread

READY IN: 1hr 30mins


  • 1
    cup applesauce (chunky or smooth)
  • 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!