Moist & Easy Applesauce Bread Recipe

In this post: Easy Applesauce Bread Recipe. A hearty and moist quick bread that everyone in the family will love. Goes together quickly and freezes well.

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I thought I would take a break from porch fluffing and share a delicious quick bread recipe. This Easy Applesauce Bread is so moist it melts in your mouth. It’s sweet…but not too sweet. There are no chunks, nuts or other things that kids might not like, so it’s the perfect family-friendly snack or dessert. I made four small loaves, but this batter would also make great muffins. Mini muffins would make an easy breakfast on the go. I love that this bread rises in the middle and cracks on the top, which makes a fluffier, lighter bread.

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Easy Applesauce Bread

A hearty and moist quick bread that everyone in the family will love. Goes together quickly and freezes well.
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Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 small loaves
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes


  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 3/4 cup canola or coconut oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream or plain nonfat yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups Flour
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 2 teaspoons Cinnamon
  • 1 cup applesauce


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl, mix together sugar, oil, eggs, sour cream and vanilla.
  • In a separate bowl whisk together flour, oats, salt, baking powder and cinnamon.
  • Add flour mixture to sugar mixture. Make sure to combine well and scrape sides of bowl.
  • Stir in applesauce.
  • Pour into prepared small bread pans.
  • Bake 30 minutes or until knife inserted in center of loaf comes out clean.
  • Cool slightly and then remove from pans.


My small bread pans measure 3 in. x 5 1/2 in. x 2 in. tall.
I got 4 loaves of bread from this recipe. It could be easily doubled.
Optional glaze: 1 cup powdered sugar with 1/4 cup applesauce. Whisk together and pour over slightly cooled loaves while they are still in the pans.
I prepare my baking pans with Baker’s Joy.
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It feels good to be back in the kitchen, baking bread. In addition to this Easy Applesauce Bread, I’ve already made Zucchini Bread and Pumpkin Bread. Still on the list is Snickerdoodle Bread (my personal favorite.) All of these recipes can be found in my Quick Bread Category archives. 

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  1. Oats? Oat flour? Oatmeal? Not sure what the oat ingredients is.

  2. Can’t wait to try this bread recipe. I love how it will make the house smell so good
    I’m trying to sell my house and the last few homes I have sold baking bread or cookies seem to be a great selling tool

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Good luck with the sale of your house!

  3. I love ❤️ your recepies ! You’re right it’s time for baking! Thank you so much for sharing 🌺🌻

  4. Ellen Sorce says:

    I am so excited to try your applesauce bread recipe. Apples are starting to come in and I make my own applesauce and freeze it for the winter. Can’t wait!

  5. If this is anything like your oatmeal bread, I’m in! Pinning!

  6. Judy McPherson says:

    Made this recipe this afternoon. My grand kids came in after school and loved the smell. They kept asking when they could have a sample Love your recipes, they are basic and I usually have the ingredients on hand. Thanks!

  7. ANN. Made the Applesauce Bread this morning. Was quick and really good with a coffee break from making a Computer generated photo album.

    As always we have liked all of your recipes


  8. Definitely going to try this tonight!

  9. Love applesauce, cant wait to try this yummy recipe. Keep up the good work Ann.

  10. Looks like a yummy recipe! This a great time of year for baking recipes like yours.

  11. I can’t wait to try this recipe this weekend using my homemade applesauce. This looks really yummy. Thank you for sharing.

  12. Looks yummy! My mother-in-law has a recipe similar to this, but we like to try new ones all the time. Will definitely give this one a try soon! Thanks for sharing this on, Ann:)

  13. How long do you think this would this need to bake in a larger regular size loaf pan?

  14. Hi Ann, this looks so good and I would love to make today! However I don’t have canola or coconut oil on hand. Any suggestions for a substitute?

  15. Penny @ The Comforts of Home says:

    This sounds yummy! I have a recipe – my mom’s – for applesauce cake. I need to dig that out!

  16. I can’t wait to try it – sounds so yummy!


  17. Been seeing your yummy quick bread recipes and now I’m wondering why you’re making all this bread? Do you give it away right away, or are you freezing it to give away during the holidays? Great idea. One of those “I should do that right now, too!” ideas. blessings on your day, kg

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Hi Karen! I always share anything I bake with my parents and they really enjoy it. I do freeze the quick breads and take them out when I need a little something extra to go with dinner. I also send a loaf or two home with my kids when they visit…so I’m really not eating everything myself. :)

  18. Ann, I’m drooling over your bread :) With all my food allergies it’s something I had to give up :( I want to reach through the screen and have a slice of yours.

  19. debbiedoos says:

    Yummy Ann! This looks delish.

  20. Hi Ann~
    YUM ~
    My husband loves anything with apples.
    He will be loving this one too.
    Thanks for the recipe ~
    Have a great week.