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This homemade applesauce bread is an easy, delicious recipe featuring pantry items. It’s the perfect treat for an after-school snack.
I always like to have homemade baked goods on hand for an afternoon snack. They typically feature some sort of produce, as in my Instant Pot banana bread, gluten-free zucchini bread, and cranberry orange muffins.
Sometimes, though, my produce drawers are empty and I need to turn to my pantry instead. Since I usually have applesauce on hand, this homemade applesauce bread is something I can easily make on a moment’s notice.
My family loves the texture and flavor of applesauce bread. It’s so tender, and even though it’s full of fall flavor, it’s a great bread to make any time of year.
Applesauce Bread Tips
This bread bakes well in a standard loaf pan. Start checking the bread after 50 minutes by inserting a toothpick in the middle of the loaf. If it comes out clean, the bread is done.
You can also make this recipe into muffins if you’re in a hurry. They take about 20 minutes to bake at 350 degrees.
For a variation on this applesauce bread recipe, you can substitute a half cup of pumpkin puree for a half cup of applesauce. This will give the bread more of an orange color, and the flavors of apple and pumpkin are great for fall.
If you have extra applesauce after making this recipe, here are some other applesauce recipes that you can make to use up the rest of the jar.
- 2 cups gluten-free flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ginger
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1 1/4 cups applesauce
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a standard loaf pan.
- In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and ginger.
- In a large bowl, mix together the egg, coconut oil, maple syrup, and applesauce. Add the dry ingredients and stir to combine. Transfer the batter to the prepared loaf pan.
- Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean. Keep an eye on it starting at 50 minutes, because it’ll be dry if you let it bake for too long.
- Cool on a wire rack in the pan for 10 minutes, then remove the loaf from the pan and cool completely. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days, or freeze for later.
This recipe costs a total of $4.73 to make, or $.39 per serving. Enjoy this easy applesauce bread the next time you turn to your pantry for a homemade snack.
Note: This post was originally published in 2014, and it was updated in 2019.