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 (0 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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auntgigi53 User ID: 2983599 81610
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?"

mamamarie User ID: 568814 169406
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2013

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

lodgebaker User ID: 5887438 100048
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2013

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

RachelE User ID: 1320859 209286
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."

mesrecettes User ID: 5523306 172484
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"

mesrecettes User ID: 5523306 97959
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2012

"The cake is delicious, it does not reveal its lower fat ingredients at all! A moist, apple- ful cake with a tender crumb. The topping, although simple, really elevates it. When I've been out of whole wheat flour, I have used all white with still excellent results. Everyone I've given this to has enjoyed it.

Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe. I will try flavoured applesauces next for variety."

RaOwBe User ID: 705805 168055
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2011

"These are very tasty!"

lisamaria728 User ID: 5393068 154261
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2011

"This is an excellent recipe for a lower fat version. It had great texture and great flavor. I used 1 1/2 tsp of cinnamon in the batter. I loved the brown sugar/cinnamon topping. This baked so nicely. It is going in my keeper file for sure!"

HeatherHH User ID: 1550099 170436
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2010

"This bread has a wonderful moist texture, especially considering that it's on the lower side for fat and sugar. The top part of the loaf is especially good with the topping. My family all enjoys this bread, and it's part of my regular rotation."

jkweds User ID: 4412508 98673
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2010

"moist and delicious, tastes decadent even though its healthier, I added 2 tbsp flax seed to recipe, upped nutritional but taste and texture were wonderful."

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