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Applesauce Bread

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Ingredients

  • 3 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Baking Soda
  • 3/4 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 3/4 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Ground Cloves
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Gound Allspice
  • 1 1/2 Cups Sugar
  • 3/4 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 3, room temperature Eggs
  • 2 Cups Applesauce
  • 5 Tablespoons Milk
  • 1/2 - 3/4 Cup (optional) Raisins
  • 1/2 Cup, Chopped Pecans
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 3/4 Teaspoon Cinnamon

Applesauce Bread

A wonderfully delicious quick bread with lots of spices!

1 hour, 15 minutes

Serves: 8-12

Medium

A fairly easy-to-make quick bread that makes a loaf with great flavor with a topping of cinnamon and sugar pecans.

Applesauce Bread Ingredients

WOW – this Applesauce Bread is so easy to make and it’s is FULL OF FLAVOR! There are quite a few spices in this cake-like bread loaf that make it a real treat. Perfect for breakfast or a midmorning snack. And the best part is, it comes together very quickly and makes two loaves! You can easily enjoy one today and freeze the second to enjoy later. Or give to a friend. But once you taste it, you’ll probably wanna keep the second loaf all to yourself.

In the recipe I got from Grandma (she thinks she got if from her friend Mary) she notes that once the dough is made you can add 1/2 to 3/4 cup chopped pecans or raisins. Since the recipe calls for pecans on the top of the bread (which is delicious), I opted to try raisins. I did a heaping 1/2 cup of raisins and it turned out great. I think if I make this again, I’d do the full 3/4 cup or more. If you’re a big fan of pecans though, I think I’d do a heaping 1/4 cup of pecans along with a heaping 1/4 cup of raisins.

This Applesauce Bread was very easy to make with a stand mixer but can easily be done with a hand mixer as well. There really aren’t any tricks to this bread or any special techniques you need to be aware of. It’s a great recipe to try if you’re just starting out trying to make bread (this is more like cake) or great to make with young bakers as well!

If you give this Applesauce Bread a try I’d LOVE to hear what you think. Please let me know in the comments below OR share a pic with me on Instagram (@bdhbakes).

Applesauce Bread Recipe Front Applesauce Bread Recipe Back

Steps:

  • Preheat Oven to 350º 
  • Mix Dry Ingredients 

    In a large bowl, mix all of your dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, cloves, allspice. Dump all the ingredients in a bowl and mix with a large whisk until all the spices are well blended throughout. Set aside.

    Applesauce Bread Dry Ingredients
    Applesauce Bread Dry Ingredients Mixed Together
  • Mix Wet Ingredients and Sugar 

    In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, add the wet ingredients: sugar, oil, eggs, applesauce and milk. Mix on low for about a minute or two and gradually raise the speed to medium and mix until all ingredients are well combined.

    Applesauce Bread Wet Ingredients & Sugar
    Applesauce Bread Mixed Wet Ingredients
  • Mix in Dry Ingredients 

    Add the dry ingredients mixture into the wet ingredients mixture 1 cup at a time and mixing between each addition. Make sure each addition of dry ingredients is fully mixed in before adding the next. Continue until all of the dry mixture is incorporated.

    Applesauce Bread Add Dry Mixture
  • Add Raisins 

    Add the raisins into the mixing bowl and stir to combine and evenly distribute.

    Applesauce Bread Add Raisins
    Applesauce Bread Dough Ready to Bake
  • Prep Pans 

    Prep your bread pans by lightly spraying them with cooking spray or baking spray. Additionally, if you have parchment paper on hand, it's a good idea to put a strip of it across the bottom of the pan so that there is extra hanging off the sides. This paper will act as a helpful handle to get the bread out of the pan after baking.

    Applesauce Bread Prep Pans
  • Pour Dough into Pans 

    Pour your dough into the pans. Try to make sure they have about equal amounts. Use a kitchen scale if you have one. It doesn't have to be exact, but you want it close. Gently smooth the top of the dough after pouring it into the pans.

  • Make Topping 

    In a small bowl, add the remaining ingredients: chopped pecans, brown sugar and remaining cinnamon. Stir until evenly distrubuted.

    Applesauce Bread Topping Ingredients
    Applesauce Bread Topping Mixed Together
  • Sprinkle the Topping on Dough 

    Sprinkle half the topping on the dough and cover evenly.

    Applesauce Bread Topping
  • Bake for One Hour 

    Bake the bread in the preheated oven for one hour. When done, a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf should come out clean. After baking allow the bread to cool in the pans for about 10 minutes and then remove the loaves from the pan and allow to cool on a wire rack completely.

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