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Applesauce Bread

I make this applesauce bread recipe with plump raisins and crunchy nuts. My kids love a slice in their lunch box or as a snack after school. — Tracey Jo Schley, Sherburn, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    1 loaf


  • 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


  • 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.
  • Pour into a greased 8x4-in. loaf pan. Bake at 350° for 60-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 175 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 189mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • coppertop67
    Sep 28, 2020

    Easy and good!

  • erinshea1982
    Sep 26, 2019

    This is a great recipe! I added mini caramel chips to it! Soooo good! Perfect for the fall season!

  • jtap888
    Sep 5, 2019

    Excellent recipe! Used a mini loaf pan and baked the 8 mini loaves at 350° for 19 minutes. Very moistened and flavorful, husband loved it

  • butterbeanME
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Aug 31, 2011

    This is an excellent recipe. Great texture and taste.

  • ladymluv09
    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!