Simple Apple-Raisin Nut Bread

Applesauce and chopped apples add wonderful flavor and texture to this moist quick bread.

Serves: 12Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 1 hour 20 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 12


  • 1 1⁄4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1⁄4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1⁄2 cup plus 1 Tbsp. granulated sugar, divided
  • 1⁄2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1⁄4 tsp. baking soda
  • 3⁄4 tsp. ground cinnamon, divided
  • 1⁄2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1⁄2 cup applesauce
  • 1⁄2 cup chopped peeled apples
  • 1⁄2 cup raisins
  • 1⁄2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan with nonstick baking spray containing flour and set aside.
  • In large bowl, combine all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, 1⁄2 cup granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and 1⁄2 tsp. cinnamon and mix with wire whisk until blended. In medium bowl, combine brown sugar, egg, vanilla, applesauce, apples, raisins, and buttermilk and mix well with eggbeater. Pour the egg mixture into the flour mixture and stir just until combined. Fold in nuts.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan. In small bowl, combine 1 tablespoon granulated sugar and 1⁄4 teaspoon cinnamon and mix well. Sprinkle over batter. Bake for 1 hour or until bread is dark golden brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 5 minutes, then remove to wire rack to cool completely.