This easy apple bread recipe only takes one bowl and a few simple ingredients to make. This healthy fall treat is made with fresh apples, cinnamon, and whole-wheat flour & will instantly make your house smell amazing! [ Vegetarian, Oil-Free]
This post was originally published in 2018, but has since been updated.
It’s FALL! I’m sorry Christmas, but I’m pretty sure the entire season of fall is the most wonderful time of the year. The sweaters. The boots. The FOOD.
I know, I know. Pumpkin is the great king of fall, but apples are QUEEN.
Why This Recipe Works
Using a firmer apple gives this bread a wonderful texture.
The cinnamon and maple syrup add that quintessential fall flavor.
You can add raisins or chopped walnuts for a bit more texture.
How To Make this Easy Apple Bread Recipe
Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit, and coating a loaf pan with cooking spray.
In a large bowl, combine 2 eggs, 2 teaspoons vanilla, 1/2 cup maple syrup, 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce, and 1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt.
Sift in 2 cups of white whole-wheat flour, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, 2 teaspoons of cinnamon, and 1/2 teaspoon salt to the wet mixture, and stir to combine.
Stir in chopped apples, and transfer mixture to prepared loaf pan.
Wipe out bowl, and combine 1/2 cup white whole wheat flour, 1/2 cup oats, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce, and a pinch of cinnamon. Drop mixture on top of prepared bread dough, and bake in the oven for 50-55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
Let cool in pan for 5 minutes, before removing and left to cool completely on a wire cooling rack. Slice into 9 servings.
* If you like this recipe, you’ll love these Pumpkin Pie Stuffed Baked Apples too! *
- Use a firmer apple like Fuji or Granny Smith for more texture.
- Sifting the dry ingredients into the wet helps incorporate them evenly.
- Bake in a muffin tin to pre-portion & make these even more portable.
What kind of apple do I use?
Any apple will do, but use a firmer apple like a Granny Smith or Fuji if you want a bit more texture in your bread.
What if I don’t have white whole-wheat flour?
You can use 1/2 all-purpose flour, and 1/2 whole-wheat flour instead, or use all-purpose flour for the entire recipe. Traditional whole-wheat flour can be a bit dense, so I wouldn’t suggest using it for the whole recipe.
Can I make this vegan or gluten-free?
I haven’t tested this to be gluten-free or vegan-friendly, so can’t say how the bread would turn out accordingly. If you give a try, please share!
Money-Saving Tips for this Easy Apple Bread Recipe:
- Buy in bulk. Purchasing bulk sizes for items like flour, oats, and yogurt is more cost-effective, but only saves you money if you will use them, and not throw them away.
- Use store brands. Utilize store brands for a more affordable option, that doesn’t sacrifice flavor or quality.
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This easy apple bread recipe only takes one bowl and a few simple ingredients to make. The perfect fall treat that will instantly make your house smell amazing!
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/2 cup vanilla, Greek yogurt
- 2 cups white whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups chopped apples, peeled (about 2 large apples)
- 1/2 cup white whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1//4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
- pinch of cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 9×3 loaf pan with cooking spray, and set aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the first five ingredients of bread recipe.
- Sift the dry ingredients into the wet mixture, and stir to just combine.
- Stir in the chopped apples, and transfer to loaf pan.
- Wipe out bowl, and add in topping ingredients. Stir to combine.
- Drop evenly onto top of bread, and bake in preheated oven for 50-55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
- Transfer to a wire cooling rack for 10 minutes before removing from pan to cool completely.
- Inspired by Cookies & Kate
- If you don’t have white whole wheat flour, you can mix 1/2 all purpose and 1/2 whole wheat.
- This can be made into muffins by using a muffin tin, and baking for 15-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
- Add 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or raisins for extra texture and flavor.
- Category: bread
- Method: baking
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1 slice
- Calories: 243
- Sugar: 23
- Sodium: 152
- Fat: 2
- Saturated Fat: 0
- Unsaturated Fat: 2
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 48
- Fiber: 5
- Protein: 7
- Cholesterol: 42
Keywords: bread, apple, fall, autumn, oil-free, vegetarian, snack, dessert
Make it a great day!
What’s your favorite way to eat an apple?
Apple pie, apple crisp, or apple cobbler?