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Delicious Healthy Apple Bread

This homemade Healthy Apple Bread is the perfect quick snack or breakfast on the go. Made with whole wheat flour, applesauce, and honey, it’s a nutritious way to start your day. Enjoy a slice of this healthy apple bread with your morning coffee or tea for a delicious and satisfying start to your day.

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Healthy Apple Bread

One thing I love about this bread is all the ingredients are pretty standard pantry staples! You can also substitute the way you want and it will still come out tasting unbelievable.

Most apple bread recipes call for chopped apples, but I am not a fan of chunks of fruit in my bread. I would rather shred the apples on a cheese grater or omit the apples altogether and simply use applesauce.

For this recipe I measure the applesauce. If you would like to use apple shred or chunks, use 1 cup apple (1-2 apples) and 1/4 cup applesauce.

apple bread sliced

What Kind of Apples are Good for Bread?

One of the great things about apples is that there are so many different varieties to choose from. And when it comes to baking healthy apple bread, there are a few different types of apples that work well. For example, Granny Smith apples are a good option because they’re tart and firm. This helps to keep the bread moist while also giving it a little bit of acidity.

Honeycrisp apples are another good choice because they’re sweet and juicy. The sweetness helps to offset the healthy ingredients in the bread, and the juiciness helps to keep the loaf moist. Whatever type of apple you choose, make sure to use fresh, ripe fruit for the best results. The best apples to use in homemade bread are those that have a balance of sweet and tart flavors and won’t break down while baking. Here are some of the best apples for bread recipes:

  1. Granny Smith.
  2. Jonagold.
  3. Cortland.
  4. Braeburn
  5. Honey Crisp

How Do You Store Apple Bread?

When it comes to apple bread, the key is to make sure it’s properly stored so that it stays fresh and delicious. If you’re not going to eat it right away, the best way to store apple bread is in an airtight container in the fridge. It will keep for up to a week this way. You can also freeze apple bread, and it will stay good for up to three months. Just be sure to wrap it tightly in freezer-safe wrap before putting it in the freezer. When you’re ready to eat it, just thaw the bread at room temperature or pop it in the microwave for a quick reheat. either way, apple bread makes a tasty and easy snack or breakfast treat!

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Ingredients for Healthy Apple Bread

For the bread:

  • 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour or white whole wheat flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter (melted)
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

For the streusel:

  • 1/3 cup quick oats
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons cold unsalted butter (cut into cubes)
apple bread ingredients

Instructions for Healthy Apple Bread

In a small bowl, stir together the chopped or grated apple, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, and 2 teaspoons cinnamon and let sit.

Next, in a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

Now, in a larger bowl, combine the yogurt, applesauce, honey, eggs and vanilla. Beat on medium speed until combined. Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula. Reduce mixer speed to low and slowly mix in the melted and slightly cooled butter.

Gradually mix in the dry ingredients until just combined, being careful not to over mix. Gently fold in the apples and any cinnamon-sugar left in the bowl. Transfer batter to the prepared loaf pan.

apple bread mixture

Make the streusel:

In a medium bowl, stir together the oats, flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Use your fingertips to work the cold butter into the oat mixture. It may take some elbow grease to mix this up but it will be worth it! Sprinkle the streusel over the bread batter in the pan and gently press it down with your hand.

apple bread streusel

Bake bread for about 60 minutes, until a toothpick or knife comes out just about perfectly clean. Let bread cool in the pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes before carefully removing to the rack to cool completely before slicing and serving.

apple bread cooling in pan

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Delicious Healthy Apple Bread

Yield: 8 slices
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Additional Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 22 minutes

This delicious and healthy apple bread is perfect for a quick snack or breakfast on the go. Made with whole wheat flour, applesauce, and honey, it's a nutritious way to start your day.

Ingredients

  • For the bread:
  • 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon

Instructions

Make the batter:

  1. In a small bowl, stir together the chopped or grated apple, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, and 2 teaspoons cinnamon.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together white whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Next, in a larger bowl, combine the yogurt, applesauce, honey, eggs and vanilla. Beat on medium speed until combined. Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula. Reduce mixer speed to low and slowly mix in the melted and slightly cooled butter.
  4. Gradually mix in the dry ingredients until just combined, being careful not to over-mix. Gently fold in the apples and any cinnamon-sugar left in the bowl. Transfer batter to the prepared loaf pan.

Make the streusel:

  1. In a medium bowl, stir together the oats, flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Use your fingertips t