Apple Nut Bread

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Moist cinnamon apple nut bread made with homemade applesauce, small chunks of fresh apples and walnuts in every bite. It’s so moist and delicious, you won’t believe it’s light!

Apple Nut Bread

I’m going apple picking tomorrow upstate New York and I am totally planning on making my crock pot applesauce and this awesome applesauce bread so I thought I would revive this from the archives for anyone else out there who might also be apple picking. The scent of cinnamon and apples baking in the oven all morning makes my kitchen smell like Fall. Another favorite you might enjoy is my Banana Nut Bread.

You can also make this with store bought apple sauce, but it is so much better with homemade so if you have lots of apples, I highly recommend you do so. I’ve made this with and without the apple chunks, but I love the extra sweetness and moistness the chunks add to the bread, I highly recommend them. Be sure to dice them small so they cook through.

How to Make Apple Nut Bread


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Applesauce Nut Bread

4.89 from 18 votes
Moist cinnamon apple bread made with homemade applesauce, small chunks of fresh apples and walnuts in every bite. It's so moist and delicious, you won't believe it's low fat!
Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American
Moist cinnamon apple bread made with homemade applesauce, small chunks of fresh apples and walnuts in every bite. It's so moist and delicious, you won't believe it's low fat!
Total: 1 hr 15 mins
Yield: 16 slices
Serving Size: 1 /2 inch thick slice


  • 1 large finely diced peeled apple, diced into 1/4" pieces
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp agave
  • 1/8 tsp + 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups homemade applesauce or store bought
  • 1 1/2 cups King Arthur white whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar not packed
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • pinch allspice
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • baking spray
  • 1 1/2 oz chopped walnuts


  • In a medium bowl combine apple, 1/8 tsp cinnamon, agave, and lemon juice. Set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan with baking spray.
  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice and salt with a wire whisk. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl mix oil, egg whites, sugar, apple sauce and vanilla; beat at medium speed until thick. Scrape down sides of the bowl.
  • Add the flour mixture, then blend at low speed until combined. Do not over mix.
  • Fold in apples and walnuts.
  • Pour batter into loaf pan and bake in the center rack about 55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Let the pan cool at least 20 minutes, bread should be room temperature before slicing.

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Serving: 1 /2 inch thick slice, Calories: 122 kcal, Carbohydrates: 24 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 4 g, Sodium: 134 mg, Fiber: 3 g, Sugar: 14 g



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134 comments on “Apple Nut Bread”

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    Joanne Gledhill

    Followed directions as written. Except I used all purpose white flour. And stevia/brown sugar blend.. Came out moist and delicious.

  2. LOVED this, used 1/2 white flour and 1/2 white whole wheat. I used a 8.5×4.5 loaf pan because that’s what I had, but even after 65 minutes of baking, the bottom was still a bit raw. How long should I bake it next time?

  3. OMG!! I made mini muffins to help with my portion control and left out the nuts. These were soooo amazing! I added more apples because I love apples! This is an excellent recipe!!! 

  4. This is the BEST applesauce bread, evah! I was even told I couldn’t make it any more, it disappeared fast!

  5. Just made two of these last night-one for home and another for work-and they’re SO MOIST. OMG! I found pumpkin applesauce at Trader Joe’s and decided to use it with this experiment—no regrets. I’ll definitely keep this in my regular recipe box for when I have guests over. Thanks for the recipe!! 

  6. This was delicious!  I made it exact to the recipe (using store bought, unsweetened, organic applesauce.)  Turns out super moist and not too sweet.  Perfect for a breakfast bread.

  7. This bread is delicious. I made it today on a rainy, cold day and it was perfect with a hot tea. Thanks for posting.

  8. This bread is amazing. I used homemade chunky applesauce and skipped the diced apples. I also used Pillsbury gluten free flour blend. I skipped the cinnamon and added ginger and a bit of molasses. The flavor and texture and so good.

  9. I used store bought apple sauce, after 1h15 in the oven it was still runny inside. I think i should’ve used less apple sauce since the store bought one is more liquid.

  10. I made this tonight.  First I made the homemade applesauce this morning and that was delicious!!!  My bread was just ok.  It tasted a bit rubbery (I only left it in the oven for 42 min) and dense.  It was not as tall and fluffy looking as the pic.  Not sure what went wrong as I followed the recipe.

  11. What is the purpose of using 1 TBS agave on the apples and then sugar in the rest of the recipe? Can I just use sugar for the apples and if so, how much? I don’t buy agave anymore as the more I read up on it, its actually not as healthy as we once believed.

  12. Hello, I can't wait to bake this…but can i use regular flour, or any kind of whole wheat flour? I am in Mexico so I'm not sure to find a good one…and in the apple sauce recipe can I use instead of agave honey? and in the bread recipe can I omit the agave tbsp? Thanks and I love all you recipes and tips…thank you so much.