Walnut Applesauce Bread

A wonderful moist quick bread that is full of walnuts and cranrasines and topped with brown sugar walnuts. I was astonished at how good the recipe turned out when I made it the first time. This quick bread makes a wonderful gift or to share with a friend. The recipe makes one standard loaf or four mini loafs.

This quick bread freezes well up to two months. So it is great to make ahead for the holidays and have ready for gifts or holiday parties.

Walnut Applesauce Quick Bread

  • Servings: 10 servings
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup walnuts pieces
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar packed
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 3/4 cup rough chopped walnuts

Directions:

Preheat oven 350 degrees. Prepare standard loaf pan or 4 mini loaf pans with baking vegetable spray.

In a small skillet melt butter over medium hear. Add brown sugar and stir until bubbly. Add walnut pieces and stir until coated and nuts are fragrant. Remove from heat and cool.

In a large mixing bowl on low speed mix, applesauce, oil, sugar, eggs, and milk until blended. In a small bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and pumpkin pie spice. On slow speed gradually add flour mixture to applesauce mixture. Beat for one minute. Add chopped walnuts and dried cranberries.

Pour into a prepared 5 inch by 8 inch loaf pan or divide between four mini loaf pans. Sprinkle candied walnuts on top of batter. Bake at 350 degrees. 50-60 minutes for standard loaf and 35-40 minutes for mini pans until tester comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan.

You may also like this recipe also. Just use drained can peaches instead of fresh peaches. It makes a nice pair to the above recipe.

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15 Comments Add yours

  1. Talk about delicious and moist!!! That looks amazing!

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      It is a great addition to grift baskets and include the recipe. Thanks for the really nice comment.

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  2. GP Cox says:

    I’m always wondering what to make my in-laws – this is printed out!!

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      My peach bread is also a great pair up with the walnut applesauce bread in the gift basket. The link is right under the above recipe. You can add that recipe to your idea list. Thank you for taking time to comment.

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      1. GP Cox says:

        Thank you – that sounds delicious!

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  3. I love the flavor combination! 🙂

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      The original recipe called for pecans. The food bank gave me shelled walnuts this past summer and I tucked them away in the freezer to use this Holliday season. Now I am on a search for special recipes for those nuts. Thanks for stopping in.

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      1. I don’t use nuts often, but I’ve often used one instead of the other called for in a recipe.

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      It is one of those treats that you never get tired of. Thanks

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  4. I make homemade applesauce every year (can it and freeze it) as I love to use it in recipes. Your recipe looks like a perfect use for it 🙂

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      I have a lot of applesauce to use up too. I canned apples this year for pies. You will like the recipe. Thanks for the visit. I have a couple more recipes for applesauce that I will share.

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  5. Kimberly says:

    Looks delicious. I will be trying this recipe 🙏

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      Let me know how it turns out for you. Thanks for your comment.

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