I love baking with my kids. It allows us to spend quality time together while making some yummy goodies. My kids are huge fans of banana bread so I am always looking for easy quick bread recipes that I can make using different types of fruit. I had the idea to make this delicious Applesauce Bread Recipe because my kids love apples and I knew that apple sauce would result in a moist and yummy bread. I am so glad we made it, because it has become one of my favorite apple recipes ever!
Why you need to try this apple bread made with apple sauce
- The apple sauce keeps the bread moist and adds apples for texture
- A wonderful blend of spices make this the perfect fall treat
- This is an easy recipe that kids can help make.
- Chunky Apple Sauce
- brown sugar
- vegetable oil
- all purpose flour
- baking soda
- baking powder
How to make apple bread
You'll want to start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees.
Grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
Combine applesauce, sugars, honey, oil, eggs, milk and vanilla in a large bowl and mix well. My daughter took her job to measure the apple sauce very seriously. We used 1 ½ cups of the apple sauce which kept the bread from being dry, while giving it a delicious apple taste and sweetness.
Add flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt to a large bowl.
Stir until thoroughly combined.
After combining all the wet ingredients and dry ingredients, my daughter helped me pour them into a loaf pan. Then we topped the apple bread batter with some brown sugar before popping it in the oven. The brown sugar results in a crunchy, caramelized topping.
Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes at 350 degrees. If the top starts to really brown before the inside is totally cooked, place some foil over the top and continue baking. Check for doneness by inserting a toothpick into the center of the bread. When it comes out clean, the bread is ready.
This apple bread smells amazing while baking. Drawn in by the yummy scent, my kids kept running into the kitchen, asking if it was ready.
Finally it was time! I usually slather some butter on banana bread, but this apple bread was so soft, spongy and moist because of the apple sauce, that no butter was necessary.
My kids starting gobbling up the applesauce bread as soon as it had sufficiently cooled. Our apple bread lasted just one day before it was all gone. I can't guarantee how long your apple bread made with apple sauce will last, but I know it will be delicious!
Apple Bread made with Apple Sauce
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9x5 loaf pan.
- Combine applesauce, sugars, honey, oil, eggs, milk and vanilla in a large bowl. Mix well.
- Add flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt to a large bowl.
- Stir until thoroughly combined.
- Pour into greased loaf pan and sprinkle 3 tablespoons of brown sugar on top evenly.
- Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes at 350 degrees. If the top starts to really brown before the inside is totally cooked, place some foil over the top and continue baking.
This nutritional information is approximate and was calculated using online calculators. Your nutritional information may vary depending on numerous factors.
Frequently asked questions
Typically if you are going to be making an apple bread, you would need to cut and cook up some apples which can be time consuming. But if you use a chunky applesauce, you get a tasty bread that has a nice texture.
You can add chopped walnuts, pecans, or raisins.
You can store it in an airtight container on the counter for 3-4 days. If you would like to freeze this apple bread, wrap it in plastic wrap and place in a zip top bag. You can freeze it for up to 3 months.