Applesauce Spice Bread

Decision: Next year, I’m canning even more jars of chunky unsweetened applesauce.

Why? So I can bake quick breads like this one and my chocolate malt bread all year round.

Applesauce makes these breads unbelievably moist, even a few days after baking (if the loaves last that long)! Plus, it adds a bit of a nutritional punch. Like the chocolate malt bread, a slice of this applesauce spice bread is a perfect addition to breakfast and a great on-the-go snack.

Applesauce Spice Bread

Adapted from my Chocolate Malt Bread

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 cup chunky unsweetened applesauce
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease and flour a 9×5″ bread pan.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and spices. Add the applesauce, and stir with a rubber spatula.


Add the vanilla and milk, and mix until completely blended. Fold in the walnuts.


Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake at 350F for 40-45 minutes, or until the top splits and the edges begin to pull away from the pan.

Allow to cool for 10 minutes before turning out on a wire rack to cool completely.


Here’s how to store your quick breads and muffins! 

Any fun plans for the weekend?

We’re going to a company bowling outing with Dan’s office, and hopefully getting the garden ready and the gutters cleaned.


  1. says

    This looks wonderful, Julie! Can’t wait to try it 🙂 …No big plans for the weekend… I’d like to get outside & do some yard work if it dries out enough– it’s supposed to rain all day today & tomorrow :-/ Ah well, there’s always snuggling on the couch with the cats & a good book… That’s not half bad either!

    • Julie @savvyeats says

      We might get some rain on Sunday, so we’re trying to cram all the outside work into tomorrow afternoon!

    • Julie @savvyeats says

      You know what I think is funny? That they are called ‘quick breads,’ when they still take an hour to make!