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2 Ingredient Apple Bread Rolls (No Yeast, Sugar, Butter, Oil, or Eggs)

These apple bread rolls are a quick and easy recipe when you’re craving fresh baked bread. They don’t require any yeast, added sugar, butter, oil or eggs. These rolls are ready in about 30 minutes. They have a crusty exterior and a soft and fluffy interior.
overhead shot of apple rolls.

I made these bread rolls when we were out of bread the other day and they really hit the spot. The inside is soft and fluffy and has a hint of sweetness from the apples.

Ingredients

  • Applesauce
  • Self-Rising Flour (you can also make your own with flour, baking powder and salt)

I used unsweetened applesauce for this recipe so that there is no added sugar to the recipe (just the natural sugars from the apples). The recipe will work with sweetened applesauce as well if you don’t mind the added sugar.

The recipe also uses self-rising flour. If you don’t have self-rising flour, you can easily make your own using all purpose flour, baking powder and salt. I share the exact quantities in the recipe card at the end of the post.
apple bread rolls on a board.

Texture and Taste

The bread has a texture similar to traditional bread made with yeast. It’s slightly crusty on the outside with a soft inside. The bread has a hint of sweetness from the apples but is not a sweet bread. If you want a sweet bread, you can make it sweeter by adding a little sugar to the dough. The bread is sturdy enough to add butter, almond butter, jam or other spreads.
a pile of bread rolls with one sliced in half on top.

More Easy Bread Recipes

2 Ingredient Apple Bread Rolls

Servings: 10 rolls
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 22 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast
Cuisine: American
These apple bread rolls are so quick and easy and don't require yeast, sugar, butter, oil, or eggs.
4.75 from 8 votes

Ingredients

  • 8 oz applesauce unsweetened
  • 2 cups (260 grams) self-rising flour

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, add applesauce and flour. Stir with a spatula until ingredients are completely combined and a dough forms. The dough will be very sticky. Use a large spoon to scoop balls of dough onto prepared baking pan. You should have enough to make 10 rolls.
  • Using slightly damp clean hands, smooth the surface of each dough ball.
  • Bake rolls for about 22-24 minutes or until tops are browned. Let bread rolls cools a few minutes before serving. Uneaten bread can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for a few days or longer in the fridge or freezer.

Notes

  • To make your own self-rising flour, add 2 cups all purpose flour, 3 tsp baking powder and 1/2 tsp salt to a bowl. Whisk to combine. Measure out 2 cups for the recipe.
  • It's okay if your dough balls are not perfectly round. Mine were freeform. If you want to make them rounder you can scoop the dough using an ice cream scoop with a release trigger.
  • The breads are not meant to be sweet breads. They just have a hint of sweetness from the apples. If you want sweeter bread you can add some sugar to the dough.
  • I used White Lily Self Rising Flour.*
  • *This product link is an affiliate link. This means I earn a small commission from qualifying purchases (at no extra charge to you).

Nutrition

Serving: 1roll, Calories: 100kcal, Carbohydrates: 23g, Protein: 2g, Sodium: 311mg, Potassium: 20mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, NET CARBS: 22g

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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54 comments on “2 Ingredient Apple Bread Rolls (No Yeast, Sugar, Butter, Oil, or Eggs)”

  1. When using a gluten free flour combo try increasing the baking powder by a half 4 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder instead of 3 I have found increasing the leavening agent by a half usually works converting most traditional baking recipes to a gluten-free recipe

  2. I use this recipe as a base. Then I add fresh fruit to the mixture. Black berries are good in it. Tonight I’m trying blueberries as the add in

  3. These recipes are genius! Substituting and simplifying the ingredient list with a great quick outcome. A real a new way to cook and bake. In addition, the yields are what we can consume in one meal so there’s less waste. Thank you so very much. Now I can bake more without the unhealthy ingredients. So amazing.

  4. I’m gonna try making these rolls GF with a combo of tapioca, coconut, almond, and oat flours made into a self-rising blend per your specs on salt and baking powder.
    Let me know if the measurements should be the same.
    Cheers
    Jon

  5. Thank you for sharing

  6. Just made this and I love it so simple and I’m not a baker…

  7. Can we leave salt out of the ingredients to make the self rising flour?

  8. Hi there. Can Bisquick take the place of the self rising flour?

    • Bisquick and self-rising flour are not exactly the same – Bisquick includes a type of shortening, so that could change the texture and flavor of the rolls (and make them not oil-free). We have not tested it so can’t say for sure how the rolls will turn out.

  9. Would it work with gluten-free flour?

    • If you use a gluten-free self-rising flour that is marked “cup for cup” or “one for one” on the label, it might work. We haven’t tested it so can’t say for sure.

  10. Looks awsome gone try it shortly.thank u.

  11. I think I will try this with Cinnamon flavored applesauce. Thanks

  12. Thank you for this

  13. Can you use a wheat free flour like spelt or millet or maybe buckwheat flour?

  14. Thank you for sharing this. It is so kind of you to do so. We have two quick questions about the flour…1. Can we use whole wheat flour? And 2. Can we leave out the salt. We are sos free and just wondering how it would effect your wonderful recipe? Thank you again for being so giving.

    • You can omit the salt but we haven’t tried this recipe with whole wheat flour so can’t say how the rolls will turn out. If you try it, please let us know how you liked it!

  15. I would love to try your apple bread.

  16. l have not tried the applesauce recipe yet…but I can’t wait to try them as they sound so yummy and a great morning or late night snack…

  17. Awesome Ideas.  Thank You! Love The Apple Bread. Recipe… Go Well! 

  18. Is the applesauce in fluid ounces or weigh?

  19. Can these rolls be made with gluten free flour?

  20. Haven,t tried it yet.

  21. Since your recipe calls for self rising I’m not sure if this is possible but never hurts to ask!
    Is there a way to sub for any of the alternative flours….. almond, tigernut, buckwheat, etc?
    Thanks so much!

  22. Hello, can you use any other gluten-free flower for your Apple Rising rolls now listen I have a feeling not, but I wanted to ask anyway I always use gluten free flour for my breads thanks a lot please answer me back.

  23. They remind me more of biscuits so I had them with butter and apple butter. I’ll definitely make them again for a quick breakfast.

  24. This is so easy. Going to try make. But don’t have Oz scale. Thank you. We use cups over here.

    • Not sure where you’re located, but you can buy an 8-oz package of applesauce so you don’t need to use a scale. Hope that helps!

  25. Interesting;, simple time savings side dish;, with coffee/ tea- snack.

  26. Love these rolls. Thanks Kirbie!!

  27. I am going to use gluten- free flour,really do have Celiac disease. This sounds very easy . I wonder if you can do it with puréed peaches? If I like it with apples I will try peaches too. I just tried pone bread from. The Hillbilly Kitchen,it turned out good tasting ,but I needed a little more milk to hold it together better. Thank you for this idea.You can never have too many recipes.

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