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

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.
a loaf of apple bread with slices cut off.

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.
three slices of bread.

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.
a sliced loaf of apple bread.

More Easy Bread Recipes

2 Ingredient Apple Bread

Servings: 12 slices
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
This easy apple bread is soft and full of apple flavor. It is just 2 ingredients and doesn't require any eggs, butter or oil.
4.82 from 11 votes


  • 16 oz (454 g) sweetened applesauce
  • 3 cups (375 g) self-rising flour see note regarding amount needed


  • 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.


  • This recipe was originally tested with White Lily's self-rising flour which has a lower protein content than some other brands of self-rising flour. Please check the protein content of your flour before starting. If your self-rising flour has 2 grams of protein per 1/4 cup, then you can use the amount stated in the recipe. If your self-rising flour has 3 grams of protein per 1/4 cup, then remove 6 tbsp of the flour from the amount in the recipe and replace with 6 tbsp of cornstarch.
  • Homemade self-rising flour: If your all purpose flour has 3 grams of protein per 1/4 cup, use the following measurements: Add 2 cups + 10 tbsp all purpose flour, 4.5 tsp baking powder, 6 tbsp cornstarch and 3/4 tsp salt to a bowl. Whisk until evenly combined. If your all purpose flour has 2 grams of protein per 1/4 cup, use the following measurements: Add 3 cups all purpose flour, 4.5 tsp baking powder, and 3/4 tsp salt to a bowl. Whisk until evenly combined.
  • To properly measure flour, spoon the flour into the measuring cup and then level off with a knife. Do not directly dip the measuring cup into the flour because this results in too much flour. Use this method of measuring whether you are measuring self-rising flour or measuring all purpose flour to make your own self-rising flour.
  • 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.
  • 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


Serving: 1slice, Calories: 133kcal, Carbohydrates: 30g, Protein: 2g, Sodium: 350mg, Fiber: 0.3g, Sugar: 8g, NET CARBS: 30

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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Recipe Rating

74 comments on “2 Ingredient Apple Bread (No Eggs, Butter or Oil)”

  1. No measurements ot ratios??? Give me a break!

    • All of the recipe info, including measurements, are in the printable recipe card at the end of the post. You scrolled past it to leave your comment. Hope that helps!

  2. I love the bread could u use whole wheat flour

  3. I tryed the yogurt bread it was delicious I like the 3 ingredients way to make it makes it so much easier

  4. In the 2 ingredient apple bread can whole wheat pastry flour be used?

    • We haven’t tried that – pastry flour can’t be used as a 1:1 sub for self-rising flour, it would need to be adjusted.

  5. I love this applesauce bread. I have made it 5 times and I make it 2 at a time. Yum! It is so good toasted too.

  6. Muy rico se puede usar manzana y hacerla pure

  7. I added finely chopped apple, raisens, and walnuts. The bread still had little flavor. I would try again with more apple flavor, apple pie spice for example, and chopped raisens.
    The recipe could easily make two smaller loaves. Thank you for this recipe!!

  8. I just made this and let it cool. Tried to slice it and is really dowey in the middle like it is not done . Cooked it for 45 minutes on 475. I have covered it with foil and but it back in oven. Will check it in a few minutes and if no better will have to pitch it.

  9. This looks so good ?

  10. Doing the fio you have low sodium recipes with seasalt. In theflour

  11. I’m not able to find applesauce that’s not sweetened with high fructose corn syrup, or packed in small plastic containers. I’d asked about this, but received no reply yet, so I made the bread, and added 1/4 cup sugar to unsweetened applesauce. I’m not at all sure the texture is what it ought to be – a little more moist, less bread, more cake, perhaps, but it tastes good! I’d love to hear more about adding sugar (or honey, or maple syrup?) instead of using sweetened applesauce – particularly since I’d like to use my own applesauce as well!

    • I haven’t tested adding sugar to this so I don’t know the exact amount to add. I did test with unsweetened applesauce but didn’t add any sugar. If I get a chance to test it again with sugar I will update the recipe card.

  12. I made this bread. It was heavy, and had very little apple flavor or cinnamon. We even toasted it and spread butter on it. Didn’t bring out mush flavor. Might try making it again and increase the amount of applesauce.

  13. Hello,

    Can you please tell me if I can use gluten free flour for this recipe.

    Thank you

  14. I made this for my husband today. He loves homemade bread and this hit the spot! How wonderfully easy! I did dust the top with cinnamon sugar and a few chopped walnuts as well. He loved it! 

  15. This came out just like the pictures. It just tasted like nothing. Not sweet, not savory, just tasteless. I think you could just use water instead of the applesauce and get pretty much the same result.

  16. Hi

    Can you make this with gluten free flour?

  17. This bread is actually very tasty.  A little sponge but delicious!  I had a piece and am going to test it on my teammates.  Will make it again.

  18. Can this be made with gluten free flour (uk) thanks

  19. Hello,

    Can I use gluten free flour? Thank you ?

  20. Love these simple recipes, amazing

  21. Great recipe thanks!

  22. Has anyone tried this with gf flour? Did it work? Any hints/tips?

    • Hi Lizz! I am getting ready yo make this bread later this afternoon. I will substitute superfine blanched almond flour (1:1) cup equivalents. I also will use Mott’s Granny Smith applesauce, a sprinkle or two of Besti Monk Fruit allulose Blend sweetener. I’ll also put some chopped walnuts into the batter. Besides that, I may go ahead and finely chop about 1/2 to 3/4 of a MacIntosh apple for added flavor. I’ll put a little (tiny bit) of sprinkled cinnamon (mixed w/about 1/8 t Besti) on top of bread as soon as it comes out of the oven. I’ll post a pic of the loaf I make, along w/comments on how my amendments worked out. So follow up here in a few days. All the best, Deanna

    • I’m going to try this recipe soon with a few comments and the applesauce I use Musselman’s unsweetened applesauce usually like to ad 2 tablespoons of coconut sugar for sweetness and will try gluten free flour instead.

  23. Nice and easy.

  24. Hello, Let me start by thanking you for the wonderful and delicious recipes you post – I look forward to the e-mails I receive. I am looking forward to trying this recipe for 2 Ingredient Apple Bread but actually find myself in the situation that I only every have unsweetened applesauce in the house and I was wondering if you have a calculation for how much sugar to add this this recipe. I did find a site that suggested for every 3/4 cup of applesauce to add 1/2 cup less 2 Tablespoons of brown sugar – any thoughts on this? Looking forward to your feedback or that of anyone else who has ‘been there and done that’ Thank you. Rosemarie

  25. Love the recipe ‘s

  26. I just posted a comment, but I wanted to ask if this would work as a yeast bread too.

  27. This is really interesting, I’m definitely trying it. Thanks for the recipe.

  28. Hi would this recipe work if you halved the ingredients to make less?

  29. Can you use wheat flour?

    • Do you mean whole wheat flour? We haven’t tried that, but that kind of flour makes bread denser so the amount may need to be adjusted.

  30. I may actually have both ingredients. Am going to try it.

  31. This seems like it would be good and quick. Have you tried adding a little apple pie filling and nuts? I want mine to be more like cake for Thanksgiving. If it’s not a good idea, I will make this for a breakfast bread. Tyia.

  32. Can this be made an air fryer that has a bake option?

  33. Sounds great I will try it like the calorie and good protein and low sugar per slice.  It’s easy

  34. I use your non eggs recipe for cake, and also I use sugar sub. and it is delicious, also I prepare it in my air fryer, the cake is soft and delicious. Thank you, and God bless you all.

  35. I have made your milk bread at least three or four times! It is wonderful I put additives like raisins lemon rind or orange rind  to enhance the bread even more! I have pictures of these breads that I would love to share with you…How do I do that?
    I’m so excited to try the apple bread/cake!

  36. Hi is there any way to make this gluten free?