Moist Cinnamon Apple Bread is made with applesauce for even more delicious apple flavor. This easy quick bread is ready for the oven in less than 10 minutes!
This Apple Quick Bread is super moist. Many quick bread recipes use vegetable oil to keep the loaf moist, but that adds quite a few calories and a whole lot of fat. Instead, this recipe uses applesauce for a lighter version that’s just as moist. Plus, more delicious apple flavor!
Why is it called a quick bread when it takes so long to bake?
The term quick bread is a bit of a misnomer. It certainly doesn’t refer to the cooking time since most quick bread recipes take somewhere around 1 hour to bake, if not more. What it DOES refer to is the amount of time it takes to prepare the dough for baking. Since quick breads don’t use yeast for leavening, they don’t require any rising time and are therefore “quick” to get into the oven.
Unsweetened Applesauce vs. Sweetened
This recipe calls for unsweetened applesauce. If you try to use sweetened you may want to reduce the amount of additional sugar you add or your bread may end up quite sweet. Use unsweetened applesauce for best results and complete control over your bread.
What kind of apply should I use?
This recipe uses green Granny Smith apples. Why? Granny Smith apples are tart which provides a great balance to the sweetness of the bread. Granny Smith apples also bake up nicely without becoming mushy which makes them a great candidate for baking inside of a bread.
When preparing your apples, start by peeling and coring them. You can do this by using a peeler corer slicer or simply peel using a knife or potato peeler and then cut the core out. Be sure to cut up your apple pieces quite small. I hate having large chunks in my bread. I keep my pieces 1/4 of an inch or less.
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Great recipe. I usually add raisins to give it more texture.
made this recipe actually doubled it and added pecans it was delicious gave 3 loaves away and froze 1.
I made this last night and it is the most amazing bread of this type I have ever Made . I doubled the recipe and it turned out to be fantastic . I ask everyone to try this very simple but great recipe . Thank You so Much for sharing this and so many more of your great recipes . I watch everyone I can and try most of them
I also made gluten free for granddaughter and I just substituted gluten free flour (Bob’s mill) for all purpose flour and I was told that’s the best bread ever!