This apple bread is an easy, one-bowl recipe. It is just 3 ingredients and doesn’t contain any yeast, eggs, butter or oil. The bread comes out tender and soft. It can be enjoyed plain or toasted and with your favorite spread.
I really enjoy apple season and apple flavored baked goods. This easy bread can be made year-round but is especially good this time of year. I’m actually sharing two versions of apple bread today. One is a plain, low sugar apple bread. The other is a sweet apple bread. Both versions are super easy and delicious,.
- Self-Rising Flour
Self-Rising Flour: This recipe uses self-rising flour which already has baking powder and salt added to the flour. If you don’t have self-rising flour, you can make your own using all-purpose flour, baking powder and salt. I share the exact amounts in the recipe card at the end of the post. I have not tried this with gluten free flour.
Applesauce: You can use storebought or homemade applesauce. You can use unsweetened applesauce if you want a low sugar bread. It will still have a hint of sweetness but will not be a sweet bread. You can use sweetened applesauce and your bread will be lightly sweetened.
Milk or Condensed Milk: If you want to keep your bread low sugar or not sweetened, use regular milk or a milk substitute like almond milk, soy milk, etc. You can use low fat, fat free or whole milk. If you want a sweet bread, use condensed milk.
Milk versus Condensed Milk Versions
If you want to make a plain apple bread (not sweetened), use regular milk or a milk substitute like almond milk or soy milk for this bread. The bread will turn out something more like a yeast-type bread in texture rather than a cake-like quick bread.
If you want a sweet apple quick bread, use condensed milk. The condensed milk not only adds sweetness, it also tightens the crumbs on the bread and makes it more similar to a cake quick bread texture.
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3 Ingredient Apple Bread
- 2 cups (250 g) self-rising flour
- 1 cup (250 g) applesauce
- 1/2 cup (4 oz) milk or sweetened condensed milk
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8 x 4 inch baking loaf pan with parchment paper.
- In a large mixing bowl, add flour, applesauce and milk. Whisk until all ingredients fully combined and no flour pockets remain in the mixture.
- Pour mixture into your prepared loaf pan. Place into the middle of your oven and bake for about 45-50 minutes or until bread is done. When bread is done, it should be golden brown on top, when you apply pressure to the surface it should bounce back and a toothpick inserted should come out clean.
- Let bread cool before slicing and eating. Bread can be enjoyed as is or toasted. You can also add your favorite spread. Bread can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for 1-2 days or in the fridge or freezer for longer.
- Ounce measurements given are for volume not weight.
- To make your own self-rising flour, whisk together 2 cups all purpose flour + 3 tsp baking powder + 1/2 tsp salt. Measure out 2 cups for the recipe.
- If you're looking to make a plain apple bread (not sweetened), use regular milk. If you want a sweet apple bread (like a quick cake bread) use condensed milk. See post for details of the difference between bread made with regular milk versus condensed milk.
- If using regular milk you can use whole milk, low fat or fat free. You can also substitute with common milk substitutes like soy milk or almond milk.
- You can use sweetened or unsweetened applesauce. Homemade applesauce will also work.
- Estimated nutrition is calculated using unsweetened applesauce and low fat milk.
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.