Applesauce Nut Bread

  • Yield: 20 servings

"I received this recipe for applesauce nut bread twenty-eight years ago from a coworker. Ever since then I've made it every Christmas to give to my family and friends."


2cups all-purpose flour
1/2teaspoon baking powder
1teaspoon baking soda
1/4teaspoon salt
1/2teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup, plus 1 tablespoon, granulated sugar
1cup applesauce
2 eggs
1/2cup canola oil
3tablespoons milk
1 1/2cups walnut halves
1/4cup brown sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease two two 8 1/2-by-4 1/2-inch loaf pans.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl. Mix 1 cup granulated sugar with applesauce, eggs, oil and milk in a small bowl; add to flour mixture and mix well. Stir in walnuts.
  3. Spoon into pans. Mix brown sugar with the remaining 1 tablespoon granulated sugar, and sprinkle evenly over tops of loaves. Bake about 1 hour, until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cover loaves with foil for the final 30 minutes of baking if they begin to get too brown. Makes 2 loaves

— Jeanette Hoagland, McHenry, Ill.