Applesauce Cinnamon Bread Recipe
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Applesauce Cinnamon Bread Recipe

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This recipe contains quite a bit of applesauce, which provides natural sweetness so you use less sugar. As a bonus, it also allows for a minimal amount of oil to be used. Sherry Craw - Mattoon, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 egg
  • 1-1/4 cups unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 3 tablespoons fat-free milk
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 139 calories, 4g fat (trace saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 180mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flours, sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, baking soda, salt, baking powder and nutmeg. In a small bowl, whisk the egg whites, egg, applesauce, oil and milk. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  2. Transfer to a 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Combine brown sugar and remaining cinnamon; sprinkle over the top.
  3. Bake at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Yield: 1 loaf (16 slices).
Originally published as Applesauce Bread in Healthy Cooking August/September 2008, p14

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Reviewed Mar. 14, 2014

"This is a great bread. A cross between a bread & a cake. I'm a recipe follower the first try and would not change anything. I covered the bread with plastic wrap and the top got mushy after a few days. Does anyone have a tip for storing this bread?"

Reviewed Aug. 16, 2013

"This was very tasty and had good flavor. The applesauce made it moist."

Reviewed Feb. 28, 2013

"Excellent taste and texture. I will be placing this recipe in my favorite's recipe collection."

Reviewed Nov. 20, 2012

"I didn't love this recipe. Not too fond of the nutmeg, I'd say- not expecting that flavor in a cinnamon bread. Not too sure about the brown sugar in the topping, either."

Reviewed Feb. 5, 2012

"Anyone have ideas on how to convert this to a muffin recipe? I love the loaf but muffins are portable for the kids' lunches so I am curious how I could convert this

Thanks much"

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