Healthy Apple Bread

5 from 10 reviews

Healthy Apple Bread loaded with 4 cups of apples, cinnamon and whole foods. Easy, moist, sweet and absolutely delicious quick bread recipe.

  • Author: Olena of
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 10 slices 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: North American


  • 4 cups any apples like McIntosh, Granny Smith, Fuji, cored and diced
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup applesauce, unsweetened
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 1/4 cups whole wheat or spelt flour


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and spray ceramic non-stick 9 x 5 loaf pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk the eggs for 10 seconds.
  3. Add applesauce, maple syrup, oil, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, baking soda, salt and whisk until well combined.
  4. Add spelt or whole wheat flour and stir gently just enough to combine. Be careful not to over mix.
  5. Add apples and give a few more gentle stirs to combine.
  6. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan and level gently with spatula.
  7. Bake for 60-70 minutes our until the toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  8. Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes. Then transfer to a cooling rack to cool off almost completely.
  9. Cut into 10 slices with serrated bread knife and enjoy!

Store: Store covered in a cool dry place for up to 2 days. Refrigerate covered for 3 more days. Freeze in an airtight container for up to 3 months.


  • Applesauce can be substituted with equal amount of finely grated raw carrots or zucchini. No need to squeeze anything.
  • Flour has to be wheat and whole grain like whole wheat or spelt flour. I have not tested this apple bread with all-purpose flour but from my experience, I know that baking is precise. You can’t use gluten free flours like almond, coconut etc.
  • Sweetener in a liquid form like agave, brown rice syrup, date syrup etc. is acceptable. This bread is not overly sweet. If you like very sweet bread, increase amount to 3/4 cup.
  • Use any oil like avocado oil, coconut oil (melted) or olive oil. Because we use only 2 tbsps, which oil you use doesn’t matter.
  • If you like very sweet bread, increase maple syrup amount to 3/4 cup.
  • Apple bread bakes faster in dark loaf pan than in light or glass one.
  • Bread will be much easier to slice if you let it cool to barely warm. It has a lot of apples.
  • Add up to 1/4 cup of raisins, walnuts, pumpkin seeds or any other mix-ins.
  • Bake as muffins at 375 degrees F for 22-25 minutes.

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