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Healthier Greek Yogurt Applesauce Spice Bread with tender apple chunks!

Applesauce Spice Bread

A delicious Fall-inspired Applesauce Spice Bread made with tons of healthier swaps. Greek yogurt, lower sugar, and oats to name a few. Plenty of spice and flavor!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Applesauce Spice Bread
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 1 loaf of bread
Author Chelsea


  • 1 cup (260g) applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup (46g) melted coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup (79g) vanilla Greek yogurt I used low-fat, or apple flavored
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup (74g) brown sugar not packed
  • 1/4 teaspoon each salt and allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup (60g) chopped apple I used Granny Smith + 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup (125g) white whole wheat flour or all purpose plain white*
  • 1/2 cup (45g) oat flour just blend regular oats in the blender

Sugar Crisp Topping

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease and flour a bread pan. (Don't skip this step as the bread has a tendency to stick to the pan if not well greased.)
  • In a large bowl, stir together the applesauce, vanilla extract, melted coconut oil (measure when it is melted not solid), and Greek yogurt until completely combined.
  • Add in the egg and brown sugar. Mix.
  • Add in the salt, allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon (add more spice if desired), baking soda, and baking powder.
  • Peel and finely chop the apple discarding the core. Toss it with the lemon juice and then drain any extra juice. Toss with 1/2 tablespoon of flour and then add to the mixture. Stir in.
  • Add in the white whole wheat flour (white all purpose flour works great too!) and the oat flour.
  • To make the oat flour, blend regular old fashioned or quick oats in a blender or food processor until they resemble a flour. Measure AFTER blending and not before.
  • Stir until JUST combined (don't overmix with the flour added as that makes for a denser bread).
  • Pour into prepared bread pan.
  • Mix the brown sugar and cinnamon together with your fingers and sprinkle evenly to cover the entire bread. Start with 2 tablespoons and use an extra tablespoon of brown sugar if needed.
  • Bake for 55-65 minutes (Mine always takes right around 60 minutes) or until a toothpick when inserted into the center comes out clean.


Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days (warm in the microwave for a few seconds before enjoying) and then individually wrap pieces and freeze. * White flour will result in a much "lighter" bread while white whole wheat results in a much denser bread. If you aren't used to whole wheat baked goods try using half and half white flour, white whole wheat. Whole wheat flour not recommended, use white whole wheat flour or white all purpose.