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Apple Bread

A deliciously moist Apple Bread baked to perfection and spiced up with cinnamon, cloves, and all spice. It’s the perfect “grab and go” breakfast bread!

Apple Bread on a cutting board

Ok, I must admit. I have never made Apple Bread before. But, I love Apple Cinnamon Muffins, so why not make an Apple Bread right? Seems easy enough? Just put it in a large loaf pan instead of muffin tins and BAM Apple Bread… man my intelligence just blows me away sometimes. 🙂 hehe…

I am all about the breakfast that you can “grab and go”, especially on those mornings when it is a 1 or 2 time “snooze button” morning.  Although, now that I’m at home with my little man it is not as necessary. But still a good option when needed. Plus, the grab and go breakfasts are always tastier. But maybe it’s because there’s just more sugar in that type of breakfast! 🙂  This Apple Bread will be the perfect Breakfast bread for you and your family. If you can hold off on eating it till breakfast!

How to Make Apple Bread

To get started, preheat the oven to 350º.  Spray an 8×4 loaf pan with cooking spray and set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together 1 cup of all purpose flour and 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour.

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Next, add 1 teaspoon of baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 2 teaspoons of cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon of ground all spice, and 1/4 teaspoon of ground cloves to flour mixture. Set aside.

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In the bowl of a stand mixer, add 2 eggs and beat on medium speed till scrambled. Add in 1/4 cup of canola oil, 1/4 cup of unsweetened applesauce, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla and mix until smooth.

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Next, add the 3/4 cup of sugar and mix until well combined. Slowly add in the flour mixture and mix until flour is barely combined.

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Gently fold in the 2 cups of peeled and diced apple chunks {I used Granny Smith}.

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Lastly, add 1/2 cup of pecan pieces.

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Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.

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Cool bread in pan for 10 minutes.

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Loosen sides and remove from pan. Cool completely on a wire rack before slicing.

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Apple Bread

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 55 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 mins
  • Yield: 1 loaf 1x
  • Category: Bread
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


A deliciously moist Apple Bread baked to perfection and spiced up with cinnamon, cloves, and all spice. It’s the perfect “grab and go” breakfast bread!


  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon all spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups chopped apples, skin removed (I used Granny Smith)
  • 1/2 cup of pecans pieces {finely diced}


  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Spray an 8×4 loaf pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, all spice, and cloves. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, add the eggs and beat on medium until scrambled. Add in oil, applesauce, and vanilla. Mix until smooth. Next, add the sugar and mix until well combined.
  4. Slowly add in the flour mixture and mix until flour is barely combined.
  5. Gently fold in the apple chunks and pecan pieces. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.
  6. Bake for 50-55 minutes, or until loaf is golden and a toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Cool bread in pan for 10 minutes.
  8. Cool completely on a wire rack before slicing.


{Recipe adapted from Two Peas & Their Pod}

Keywords: apple bread, apple bread recipe, apple cinnamon bread, healthy apple recipe, easy apple recipe, healthy bread recipe, healthy breakfast idea, healthy breakfast recipe

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22 comments on “Apple Bread”

    1. I hope you guys love it as much as we did. It is definitely going to be a staple in our house during the fall time! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks so much for the invite Cathy, so sweet! I will definitely try to make my way over there if I get a chance. πŸ™‚

  2. Mmm your bread sounds wonder with all the spices, apples and pecans! Sounds absolutely delicious, and reminds me of all my favorite fall flavors and scents!

    1. Thanks Maria! Yes, this will definitely be a go to bread in the fall. Can’t wait.. it is my favorite time of year around here! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. I still need a “grab and go” breakfast even though I’m home most days! I grab something as I’m walking up the stairs to put away laundry…vacuum…dishes and so on! Thanks for such a fab recipe!

    1. haha.. so very true! Now, that I think about it I probably need the same. πŸ™‚ Ahh… life as a mother!

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    Lizy @ http://justdipitinchocolate.blogspot.com/

    Hi Krista! I;m loving this bread although it makes me a little sad to thing that soon we will have tons of apples to make it since fall will be here…I don’t want to think of that yet, lol! Looks delish! Pining for future reference for sure!
    Came to visit you via the best blog recipes party,

    1. Thanks so much Lizy, hope you and the fam love it!

      Girl.. I am dying for the fall to come… houston is like a sauna in the summer! Plus, I’m a sucker for all things fall; the decorations, the food, the weather, and football season! πŸ™‚ hehe

  5. Btw I loved reading your “about” page. It is nice to meet a sister in Christ. My husband and I are 5 years apart and he knew me since I was 9 (his sister was my first English tutor)..If I think about that, it’s kind of neat and disturbing haha. Your family is so adorable!

    1. Thank you so much, kinda cool we have similar beliefs, we are both 5 years apart from our husbands, we knew their sisters before them, and we both have super cute families! πŸ™‚ Loved the first pic on your about page… adorable!

  6. Yum! This looks fantastic, Krista! For someone who’s never made apple bread before, this sure looks perfect ;). Love all your photos as well! Love your site and look forward to following you.

    1. Your so sweet, thank you! I was a little nervous how it would taste, but it was amazing! The photos were just fun to take. πŸ™‚ Look forward to following you too!

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    Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner

    I’ve never made apple bread before either but this look delicious! Sounds easy enough too. I love making muffins on the weekend and then individually wrap and freeze them to have on the go during the work week.

    1. It was super easy! I totally need to do that next time I make muffins, what a great idea! πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by Tina!

    1. These are great! And to be honest… you could probably even reduce the sugar to 1/2 cup because the spices make up for the sweetness. (I know you are trying to make things healthy for those kiddos)