Whole grain cinnamon applesauce bread requires no yeast and it’s so simple to make. It’s the perfect healthy after school snack or even breakfast. Loaded with applesauce and whole grains this bread will be a hit.
I have been so excited to share this whole grain cinnamon applesauce bread with you all. I mean, we’ve already made it 2 times in the last 4 days. This bread has come out perfect each time. It bakes up beautifully with a nice peak and it is loaded with a subtle sweet cinnamon taste.
Plus, it has whole grains in it. You can’t even taste it either so you can sneak it in your kids with no complaining. I love making this for an after school snack for my kids. It makes the house smell INCREDIBLE and my kids love it!
This bread calls for white whole wheat flour. If you have not tried baking with it before, here’s your chance. It adds a warmth and nuttiness to the bread without making it dense like regular whole wheat flour tends to do. It pairs really nicely with the cinnamon and subtle apple flavor.
You get tons of apple flavor (without the chunks) from the applesauce. I don’t know about your kids but mine tend to not like “chunks” of anything in their food. Using applesauce is the perfect way to fix that.
You can use either regular applesauce or cinnamon applesauce. I have made it both ways and we loved em’ both.
I seriously cannot say enough good things about this bread. Get yourself some cinnamon applesauce and white whole wheat flour and make some bread! It’s really good 🙂 And, it gets better and better as it sits. Like the next day. If you can keep it around your house for that long!
Also, don’t be alarmed by the amount of nutmeg and cinnamon (yes, it is 1 tablespoon of cinnamon) it adds just the perfect amount of flavor.
If you want another healthy snack bread that’s quick to make with no yeast then try this chocolate chip oatmeal quick bread recipe.
Yields 1 loaf (8 slices)
Whole grain cinnamon applesauce bread requires no yeast and it's so simple to make. It's the perfect healthy after school snack or even breakfast. Loaded with applesauce and whole grains this bread will be a hit.
- 1/4 cup oil (canola or vegetable)
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup buttermilk or sour cream
- 1 cup no-sugar added cinnamon applesauce OR regular applesauce
- 1 3/4 cup white whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray. I like to put a strip of parchment paper in the bottom to prevent the bread from sticking.
- In a large mixing bowl, mix together the oil and eggs with a whisk until well combined. Add the granulated sugar, brown sugar, vanilla extract, sour cream or buttermilk, and cinnamon applesauce. Mix with the whisk until combined.
- Add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg and stir together with a wooden spoon until everything is combined together and no flour pockets remain. Careful not to over mix!
- Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake for 50-60 minutes. The top should spring back lightly to the touch and the bread should have a nice rounded top.
- Let cool in pan for 5-10 minutes before turning out on a cooling rack.
I used canola oil each time I made the bread. Choose whatever melted oil you prefer.
All-purpose flour can be used but try the white whole wheat. It's really yummy and a bit healthier.
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