Applesauce Bread Recipe

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At her home in Sherburn, Minnesota, Tracey Jo Schley makes this applesauce loaf with plump raisins and crunchy nuts. "My kids love a slice of this moist bread in their lunch box or as a snack after school," she says.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1-1/4 cups applesauce
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 175 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 189mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein .


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add the egg and applesauce; mix well. Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and cloves. Stir into creamed mixture just until moistened. Fold in raisins and nuts.
  2. Pour into a greased 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pan. Bake at 350° for 60-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Yield: 1 loaf.
Originally published as Applesauce Bread in Quick Cooking September/October 2000, p49

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butterbeanME 215278
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2014

"Love, love, love! The first time I made it, it was gone the first day. The 2nd time I used homemade pear sauce. Again, gone in one day. Today I doubled the recipe, got 4 foil pans (not the mini but next size up). These will be Christmas gifts with my homemade caramel sauce....if I can keep hubby out of them! Delicious! Thank you!!"

superruby 215248
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2014

"You don't need to change a thing, perfect, moist, loved the raisins, reminded me of a bread pudding a little bit. I suppose you could make it without them too."

DrDuggins 28013
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2014

"I made this recipe with only a few minor changes. I substituted the raisins for dried cranberries, and I used a mini loaf pan that makes 12 mimi loafs. My neighbors loved it."

SusanRebillot 41825
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2014

"This recipe could be improved. The baking powder should be simply 1 teaspoon , and the baking soda should be 1/2 teaspoon. One- third cup of butter is 5 and 1/3 Tablespoons of Butter--a rather bizarre choice-- you can safely use 6 Tablespoons of butter. If you want it warmly spiced, use 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg and 1/4 teaspoon cloves or allspice."

joyjoy34 87445
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2012

"so good! i used a little less sugar and skipped the raisins and it was still delicious. next time, i'll add the raisins because i like changing things up for the family."

shellyvankirk 33152
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2011

"This is an excellent recipe. Great texture and taste."

ladymluv09 31963
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2011

"I was so pleased with this. I will definitely make again but won't use a serrated knife to cut or it falls apart even when it is cooled. I left out the raisins and the walnuts. Fantastic!"

casachef 203814
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2010

"It was easy to make and turned out great. My kids loved it!"

suemac1866 41824
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2009

"Very good. My treat hounds devoured it in 2 days. We subbed dried cranberries and pecans for raisins and walnuts, cuz that's what we had."

pavel 25667
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2008

"Delicious!! I did reduce the sugar to 3/4 cup (I only had sweetened applesauce) and added 1/2 cup whole wheat flour to 1 cup white flour. Very tasty and a wonderful texture."

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