healthy, vegan, oil free applesauce bread sliced

5 from 6 reviews

Made with whole grains, spiced with cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg, and naturally sweetened with pure maple syrup and applesauce, this applesauce bread is moist, delicious and pairs perfectly with a cup of tea or coffee anytime of day.


  • 2 cups light spelt flour (all-purpose flour ok too)
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla, optional


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9 x 5 loaf pan with oil, or line with parchment paper.

Mix dry ingredients: In a medium/large mixing bowl, combine the flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg and salt.

Add wet ingredients: Add the applesauce, maple syrup and milk to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Don’t overmix.

Bake: Pour batter into prepared loaf pan, optionally top with a small handful of whole or quick oats, place pan in oven and bake for 55 minutes. Let cool before slicing.

Store: Keep leftovers covered for 4 days. To keep longer, store in the refrigerator for 2 weeks or in the freezer for up to 2 months.

Makes 8 – 10 slices


Since this bread doesn’t have much fat, it has a slightly chewy texture. If it bothers you and you don’t mind oil, feel free to replace the non-dairy milk with oil.

Keywords: applesauce bread, vegan applesauce bread