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Slices of apple bread laid out with a slab of butter on top.
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5 from 16 votes

Apple Bread

This tender, buttery apple bread is flavored with fresh apple, light brown sugar and Fall spices in every bite! The perfect Fall treat that will make your house smell delicious and will please the entire family!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: bread
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10
Calories: 257kcal
Author: Serene


  • 2 cups green apple peeled & shredded
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup melted butter melted and cooled
  • ¾ cup applesauce unsweetened
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a loaf pan and set aside.
  • In a small mixing bowl add the eggs, vanilla extract, melted butter and applesauce. Stir until completely combined. Mix in the sugars. Stir until combined.
  • In a large mixing bowl add the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Stir with a fork to combine. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir to combine. Add in the shredded apple and stir.
  • Pour dough into prepared loaf pan. Bake at 375 degrees for 50-60 minutes, top will be golden brown. Check that it's cooked by inserting a toothpick in the center, once it's done cooking the toothpick will come out clean, no dough will be stuck on it.
  • Allow bread to cool in pan for about 5-10 minutes. Turn upside down and remove bread loaf from pan and allow to continue cooling on wire rack.
  • Store covered at room temperature for 3-4 days.



  • Apples: use a fresh apple, granny smiths give great flavor. Other options would include: Pink Lady, Gala or Fuji.
  • Applesauce: use a non-sweetened version to avoid making the bread too sweet. This gives more wonderful apple flavoring, plus makes this bread extra moist and cake-like.
  • Butter: using melted butter as the fat in this baked bread gives a smooth buttery taste to the bread. You of course can substitute with a non-dairy fat of choice if needed.
  • Sugar: a combination of light brown and white sugar gives a nice balance of flavoring to the bread.
  • Leftovers: store in a sealed container at room temperature for 3-4 days. 
  • Freezing: bake & cool loaf, then wrap up and store in a freezer safe container or bag for up to 3 months. To thaw, place in the refrigerator overnight. If desired, bring to room temperature before serving, or heat in microwave briefly to reheat. 


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 257kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Sodium: 301mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 28g