This apple bread is so easy to make. It is just 2 ingredients and doesn’t require any eggs, butter or oil. The bread is sweet, soft and full of apple flavor. It only takes about five minutes to prepare and then it’s ready to be baked.
Fall is almost officially here and I’m excited for apple season. This bread smelled like sweet apples and cinnamon when I cut into it. What I especially love about this bread is that it has a texture like regular bread rather than a cake-like quick bread.
- Sweetened Cinnamon Applesauce
- Self-Rising Flour
Sweetened Applesauce: For this recipe, you will need sweetened applesauce. The cinnamon part is optional but it does add more flavor to your bread. If you don’t like cinnamon you can just use plain sweetened applesauce. You can use homemade applesauce or already made applesauce. I used Mott’s Cinnamon Applesauce. I don’t recommend using unsweetened applesauce for this bread. The bread will come out very tart and the texture of the bread isn’t as soft.
Self-Rising Flour: Self-rising flour is all-purpose flour that already has baking powder and salt pre-mixed in. This saves a few extra measuring spoons and steps when making this recipe. I always try to have self-rising flour in my pantry, but if you don’t have any you can make your own by mixing together all-purpose flour, baking powder and salt.
How to Make Apple Bread
The apple bread batter can easily be mixed by hand (though you can also use a mixer). The flour is first briefly sifted. The applesauce is then mixed in until a thick batter forms and no pockets of flour remain. The batter will resemble a very wet dough. The batter is then ready to go in the oven.
Apple Bread Texture
Most apple breads are quick breads that taste more like a cake than a bread. I wanted to make a bread that had a texture like regular bread. I also didn’t want it to be super sweet. This actually tastes like apple flavored bread. It is only lightly sweetened from the applesauce.
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2 Ingredient Apple Bread
- 16 oz (454 g) sweetened applesauce
- 3 cups (375 g) self-rising flour
- Preheat oven to 375°F (191°C). Line an 8 x 4 inch loaf pan with parchment paper.
- Add self-rising flour to a large mixing bowl. Do a quick sift of the flour by running a whisk through the flour quickly in a back and forth motion until the flour looks very light and powdery. Add in applesauce.
- Mix with a spatula until applesauce and flour are completely incorporated and no lumps or streaks of flour remain. Your batter will be very thick and should look like a very wet dough.
- Pour batter into prepared loaf pan. Place into oven and bake for approximately 45 minutes. When the bread is done, the top should be brown and if you press down lightly on the surface of the bread, it should bounce back.
- Let bread cool fully in pan before cutting and serving.
- 16 oz of applesauce refers to weight, not volume. If you buy the individual 4 oz containers of applesauce, you would use 4 of them.
- Make sure to use sweetened applesauce. See post for more details. You can use sweetened cinnamon applesauce or sweetened plain applesauce. I used Mott's cinnamon applesauce.
- Make sure your self-rising flour is made with all purpose. In the US, I have only seen self-rising flour made with all-purpose but I'm aware that in other countries self-rising flour can sometimes be made with pastry or cake flour which isn't the same.
- To make your own self-rising flour, add 3 cups all purpose flour, 4.5 tsp baking powder and 3/4 tsp salt to a bowl. Whisk until evenly combined.
- This bread has the texture similar to regular bread, it is not a cake-like quick bread. It is also only very lightly sweetened. It is not meant to be a sweet cake bread.
- I used Lily's self-rising flour*
- I used this loaf pan.*
- *This product link is an affiliate link. This means I earn a small commission from qualifying purchases
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.