Applesauce Bread

I couldn't wait to try this recipe that I found on I had decided to bake them into mini loaves so I could give them away. Well, all but one of course. One was to "test" to make sure they are gift worthy! lol

As with all quick breads, you won't need your mixer for this. You will just fold wet ingredients into dry ingredients by hand, over mixing will cause it to be tough. You will also only need 2 bowls, one for dry ingredients and one for wet ingredients.

Here are my mini pans. They are 5.75" X 3".

So here's what I did.

Assemble ingredients

Whisk together the flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and ground cinnamon.
Add Raisins

Combine the beaten egg, applesauce, oil, yogurt, sugar, and vanilla.
Lightly fold wet ingredients into dry ingredients.
Scrape the batter into the prepared pan(s).
Garnish with dry oatmeal or nuts if desired.
Bake, let cool, slice and serve!

Applesauce Bread Recipe:

  • 1 1/2 cups (195 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (65 grams) whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon (4 grams) baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon (5 grams) baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1 gram) salt
  • 1 teaspoon (3 grams) ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup (75 grams) currants, raisins or chopped nuts
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/4 cups (295 grams) chunky or smooth applesauce (lightly sweetened or unsweetened)
  • 1/4 cup (55 grams) vegetable, corn, canola, or safflower oil
  • 1/2 cup (120 grams) plain yogurt or sour cream (full or reduced fat)
  • 1/2 cup (105 grams) lightly packed light brown or turbindo sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2 grams) pure vanilla extract

If you don't have whole wheat flour you can increase the all-purpose flour to 2 cups, which is what I am doing today.


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) and place the oven rack in the center of the oven.
  • Butter (or spray with a non stick vegetable spray) the bottom and sides of a loaf pan (9 x 5 x 3 inch) (23 x 13 x 8 cm). 
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and ground cinnamon.
  • Stir in the currants, raisins, nuts.
  • In another large bowl, combine the beaten egg, applesauce, oil, yogurt, sugar, and vanilla.
  • With a rubber spatula or wooden spoon, lightly fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients just until all the ingredients are combined and moistened (do not over mix or the bread will be tough).
  • Scrape the batter into the prepared pan, smoothing the top with the back of a spoon. 
  • For garnish, you can sprinkle the top of the bread with 2-3 tablespoons of rolled oats or chopped nuts.
  • Bake for about 45 to 55 minutes (about 30 minutes for mini loaves) or until the bread is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Remove from oven and place on a wire rack. Let cool about 10 minutes before removing from pan.
  • Wonderful served warm or at room temperature.Can be stored in an airtight container for several days at room temperature, or it can be frozen.
  • Makes 1 regular loaf or 3-4 mini loaves. (I made 4 but they were not very full)

See "how to" video for this recipe or read more here....

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