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Applesauce Bread for the Bread Machine

In general, the Man of the House does not like bread containing wheat flour.  However he makes an exception for this wonderful bread.

Applesauce Bread for the Bread Machine – Two Pound Loaf

1 ¼ cups applesauce
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 ½ Tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 ¼ cups bread flour
1 ½ teaspoons instant yeast
¼ cup raisins (optional)

Follow the instructions that came with your bread machine in terms of which ingredients to put in the machine first.  Make sure you check on the dough after five or ten minutes of kneading. Since the consistency of applesauce can vary dramatically, this is a very important step. Just pop the top of the bread machine and see how the dough is doing.  It should be a smooth, round ball.  If it’s too dry add liquid a tablespoon at a time until it looks right.  If it looks too wet, add flour a tablespoon at a time until it looks right.

This makes a smallish, two-pound loaf.

I’ve made the bread both with and without raisins.  I can’t decide which I like better as both ways are very good.

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  1. Swapna

    I made this bread today using the exact recipe you listed, but it didn’t rise for some reason!

  2. Marsha

    Swapna ~ Thanks so much for writing. I always like to hear how the recipes turn out for others.

    Bread not rising is a problem that happens to all of us at one time or another. So in response to your excellent question I wrote a post about the issue.
    Bread troubleshooting – Bread That Doesn’t Rise
    . Hopefully the answer will be there. Let me know if that doesn’t help.

  3. Coletty

    So I have a whole bunch of applesauce that I made homeaid! Is that ok to use due to it have a lot of sugar? Also do I have to use whole wheat flour.. It seems like I am buying soo much flour for so many diffrent kinds of bread. So I was just wondering if I have to use the whole wheat. And more.. just want to say thankyou for all your recipes.. I just got a bread machine (for free due to the fact that the person who gave it to me use it once ) Yay for me right.. But I have been comeing to you site and getting a lot of diffrent ideas. I use my machine everyday!! So thankyou for taking your time to post all the ideas..

    1. Marsha

      Coletty – Thanks for the compliments! I’m so glad you like the site. And way to go on your free bread machine!!

      If I were you, I’d experiment with your homemade applesauce in the recipe. Leave out the sugar and see what happens. If it rises too much you may want to put in more salt or less yeast to compensate. Once you’ve got the recipe adjusted for that, then switch to using just white flour. I’ve done that a few times and it makes a bigger loaf, but it tastes just fine.

  4. Lynn

    I want to try this loaf, but would it be a 1 lb 2 lb or a 3 lb loaf?

    1. Marsha

      Hi Lynn, The loaf size is a smallish two pound loaf. It might fit in a 1.5 pound machine, but I’d hate to be wrong about that and have someone’s machine overflow. If anyone has made it in a 1.5 pound machine please let me know and I’ll update the recipe.

      1. Lynn

        Great thanks. I was just asking because my bread maker has settings for 1, 2 and 3 lb loaves!

        1. Marsha

          Very cool bread machine! I’d set it for a two pound loaf.

  5. ellie

    Yummy! Thanks for the recipe! 🙂
    When I want to boost nutrition (all the time…lol) I use white whole wheat flour, as I did with this bread. The kiddos don’t even notice the difference.

    1. Marsha

      Ellie, Thanks for the tip!

  6. Ashley

    Awesome recipe! I did alter it to include a little vanilla extract and a bit more sugar since I used unsweetened apple sauce, but it came out wonderfully. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Cheryl

    Love your site, trying one recipe at a time. Has anyone put cinnamon in this recipe? I am going to try it. Will let you know the outcome. Wish me luck.

  8. Cheryl

    Guess I should have read all the ingred. More carefully.

    1. Marsha

      No worries. How did the bread turn out?

  9. Kim C

    Trying this one now. Used the normal basic bread setting. The loaf did not rise much before the baking cycle started, so I am hoping basic setting was right. If it doesn’t work this time, I’m going to try the wheat setting next time. Maybe it needs more rise time.

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