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Our Favorite Applesauce Bread

This Healthy Applesauce Bread is a delicious fall treat that bakes up quick and easy. Serve it for breakfast or brunch slathered with butter and apple butter!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 10 slices
Calories 251kcal
Author Nora Rusev


Dry Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon apple pie spice or use cinnamon, or a mix of cinnamon and pumpkin spice
  • 1.5 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Wet Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup thick-style unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2-4 tablespoons melted butter OR oil

Topping (optional)

  • 1/4 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2-3 tablespoons cold butter


  • Prep: Line a 5x9inch loaf pan. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Combine dry ingredients: Add all dry ingredients to a large bowl and mix well.
  • Combine wet ingredients: Add all wet ingredients to a large measuring jug and mix well.
  • Make topping: Stir oats, brown sugar, pecans and cinnamon together in a small bowl. Add butter and blend in until crumbs form.
  • Combine wet and dry: Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and fold JUST until combined. Do NOT overmix!
  • Bake: Add batter to prepared loaf pan. Add topping, lightly pushing it into the top of the bread. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  • Cool: Cool in the pan for 5-10 minutes, then remove to a cooling rack.


Calories: 251kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 177mg | Potassium: 189mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 201IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 2mg