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Moist Apple Bread

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Course: Dessert
Author: Mihaela


  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 250 grams (2 cups, 8.8 oz) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 120 grams (1/2 cup, 4.2 oz) butter room temperature
  • 120 grams (1/2 cup, 4.2 oz) plain yogurt room temperature
  • 80 grams (1/3 cup, 2.8 oz) applesauce
  • 100 grams (1/2 cup, 3.5 oz) granulated sugar
  • 100 grams (1/2 cup, 3.5 oz) brown sugar
  • 2 apples (approx 200 grams) peeled and chopped


  • Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F). Line a 23x13 cm (9x5 inch) loaf pan with baking paper with an overhang on all sides to easily lift the bread out of the pan after baking. Set aside. 
  • In a small bow mix 1 tablespoon granulated sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon.
  • In a small mixing bowl add the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg. Whisk to combine. 
  • In a large mixing bowl, using a handheld or stand mixer fitted with a paddle or whisk attachment, mix butter and both of sugars until light and fluffy, 3-4 minutes. Add one egg at a time and whisk until fully incorporated.
  • With the mixer in the lowest possible speed, mix in the flour mixture in three additions, alternating with yogurt and applesauce in two additions, beginning and ending with dry ingredients, and scraping down the sides of the bowl occasionally. Do not over mix!
  • Using rubber spatula or a wooden spoon gently fold in chopped apples just until combined.
  • Pour dough into prepared loaf pan and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture and additional apple slices if desired. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 50-60 minutes. Cover loaf pan with aluminum foil (after 40 minutes) if top start to brown to fast.
  • Let cool in the pan for 10-15 minutes. Then transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely. 
  • Store covered at room temperature for 3-4 days.