Need a simple old fashioned quick bread recipe? Applesauce bread is a simple quick bread that uses basic ingredients.
Old fashioned recipes are some of the best recipes to make. You know the kind I am talking about. The kind like many of our grandmothers used to make.
They are the recipes that are simple. They use basic ingredients. You can make them anytime you need to because you almost always have the ingredients on hand.
Often times we look for new and updated recipes. We want something current and fun. But I think our mothers and grandmothers had it right when it came to most food and recipes. They kept it simple.
I have no desire to go back to the days of using lots of margarine, Crisco, and lots of things that come in packages and boxes. What I am talking about is the basic foods that you make from scratch. The simple homemade recipes.
Homemade food doesn’t have to be complicated. It can be easy to make and still be delicious.
Recipes like old fashioned applesauce bread are examples of that. Applesauce bread is easy to make and tastes so good. If you have never had it, it is kind of like applesauce cake, but in bread form.
Applesauce bread is one of my favorite quick breads to make. My whole family loves it. I love that it can be used for breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dessert.
I keep this bread simple and skip the chopped nuts since our family can’t have them, but if you can have nuts they would be really good added to this applesauce bread.
Can Applesauce Bread Be Made Into Muffins?
Yes, it can. Just bake in a prepared muffin pan for 18-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Can You Freeze Applesauce Bread?
Yes, it freezes great. This is one of those recipes that is great to double or triple. Let it cool completely. Wrap well and freeze. You can also let it cool, slice it, and then freeze it in individual portions for easy lunches or snacks.
Can I Make Applesauce Bread Gluten Free?
Yes, it works great gluten free. Here is the recipe for my Gluten Free Applesauce Bread. I show you how I make it gluten free.
Love Quick Breads? Give One of These A Try!
- 1 1/4 cups applesauce
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 2 eggs
- 3 tablespoons milk
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
- In a large bowl, combine the applesauce, sugar, oil, eggs and milk mix until well combined.
- Stir in the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Stir until smooth.
- Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.
- Bake in preheated oven for 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 252Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 184mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 1gSugar: 20gProtein: 3g
Originally published June 2008.