Applesauce Bread with Cinnamon Swirl


I have had a life long obsession with these applesauce muffins that my mom used to make, and I find most Sunday mornings I wake up wanting one.  But, making the same thing every weekend doesn’t make for good blogging material, now does it? I added a few twists this past weekend, and %$%^ $$%#. Pardon my language, but this was good.  So moist, great flavor, loved the cinnamon swirl. In fact next time I might add two swirls.


  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 cup original applesauce
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves

Cinnamon Swirl

  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup sugar

Preheat the oven to 350.  In a mixing bowl, beat the egg and sugars together. Add the buttermilk, oil, applesauce, and vanilla. In a separate bowl mix the flour, baking soda, salt, and spices. Mix into the sugar mixture, just until combined.  Prepare the cinnamon swirl in a separate bowl.

Grease a 5×9 bread pan, and pour in half of the batter. Sprinkle the cinnamon swirl on top, then add  the rest of the bread batter. Loosely cover with aluminum foil (the bread rises quite a bit, so make sure you tent it). Bake for 45 minutes, then uncover the foil and bake for 10-15 more.  If your bread rises into you aluminum foil like mine did and ripped off the top when you removed it – don’t panic. Baking uncovered the last 10 minutes will undo most of the damage. Mine is gone already, shoot.