Fruit & Cinnamon Applesauce Bread

This fragrant spiced applesauce bread is loaded with yummy fruits and nuts.

FRUIT & CINNAMON APPLESAUCE BREAD. A delicious, soft and moist cinnamon applesauce bread loaded with yummy fruits and nuts.

This delicious bread is made with butter and brown sugar to give it a rich buttery and warm molasses taste. The unsweetened applesauce in the recipe makes it super moist, soft, and tender. And then, of course, there is the cinnamon and spice which makes everything nice.

FRUIT & CINNAMON APPLESAUCE BREAD. A delicious, soft and moist cinnamon applesauce bread loaded with yummy fruits and nuts.

This is a perfect autumn/winter recipe: a feel good comfort food. I’ve been baking a lot more with cinnamon and other spices lately. I just love warm, cozy scent that fills the house while it is in the oven, especially during these below-zero-degree Celsius weather.

FRUIT & CINNAMON APPLESAUCE BREAD. A delicious, soft and moist cinnamon applesauce bread loaded with yummy fruits and nuts.

The dried fruit in this bread gives it a subtle chewy texture and naturally sweet taste, while the nuts give a nice crunchy contrast to the softness. I’m not being specific about the fruits and nuts because the recipe is quite versatile. You can use any type of add-ins you like, which makes it fun because the possibilities are endless and you will never get bored of this recipe.

FRUIT & CINNAMON APPLESAUCE BREAD. A delicious, soft and moist cinnamon applesauce bread loaded with yummy fruits and nuts.

Enjoy this easy-to-make applesauce bread on its own or with a pat of butter. Keep warm out there and happy baking!

Fruit & Cinnamon Applesauce Bread

  • Servings: one 9x5inch loaf
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

1/2 tsp ground cloves

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened

1 cup lightly packed brown sugar

2 large eggs

1 cup unsweetened applesauce

1 cup dried fruit (I used a mixture of raisins, blueberries, and cherries)

1/2 cup chopped nuts (I used pecans)

Instructions

1) Preheat oven to 325F and butter a 9×5″ baking pan.

2) In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and salt.

3) Cream together the butter and brown sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer. Combine the eggs into the mixture, then stir in the applesauce. Gradually add the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Stir in the dried fruits and nuts.

4) Spoon into the prepared loaf pan and bake for about 1 hour and 10 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Recipe adapted from LiveBetter.ca Applesauce Bread

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Comments

  1. Every Saturday my Mum, sister, and I head to the farmer’s markets and it’s my job to bring something for breakfast. This bread will be very welcome treat along with our coffee when we head out this weekend πŸ™‚

  2. Love the fruit and nut breads! This one looks delicious!

  3. savormania says:

    I love that your bread calls for applesauce — I always have so much of it in my fridge and always try to find new recipe ideas to use it in. Will definitely try your bread next!

    • That’s how I came upon this recipe, is bc I had a jar of applesauce leftover from another recipe and I need to use it up soon, thanks for stopping by:)

  4. This looks so good, and I can just imagine it makes the house smell amazing!

  5. What a lovely alternative to banana bread! I always have left over apples. Yum!

  6. I love it, Lily. Especially with some butter, as you show in the last photo. Very nice! πŸ˜›

  7. I love everything in this bread! I’m definitely pinning this one!

  8. Yum…looks like breakfast to me, Lily! Great blend of ingredients…there’s nothing I don’t like about this bread. πŸ™‚

  9. What a great recipe, I like to cook with cinnamon and love the smell. I make my own unsweetened applesauce every Fall and I am sure it will be perfect in your bread. Thanks for bringing your bread to FF #51 πŸ™‚

  10. A slice of this for breakfast is perfect. πŸ˜€ I am excited for next week, Lily. How about you? Happy FF and enjoy the party. πŸ˜‰

  11. This bread looks delicious Lily- perfect for breakfast, I wish I was having some right now. Great job πŸ™‚

  12. This looks really moist, so good πŸ™‚ Thanks for the recipe!

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