Applesauce Pumpkin Spice Bread


This is my favorite holiday food! It keeps well and is a great food to bring to holiday gatherings.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 25 mins
2 loaves


  • cooking spray

  • 3 ½ cups unbleached all-purpose flour

  • 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon

  • 1 ½ tablespoons ground nutmeg

  • 2 teaspoons ground cloves

  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • 2 cups dark brown sugar

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce

  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten

  • 1 (15 ounce) can solid-pack pumpkin

  • ½ cup water


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 2 loaf pans with cooking spray.

  2. Mix flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger, baking soda, salt, and baking powder together in a large bowl.

  3. Combine brown sugar, white sugar, applesauce, and eggs in a large bowl. Add pumpkin and mix well. Add flour mixture alternately with water, mixing well between additions. Divide between the prepared loaf pans.

  4. Bake loaves in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 60 to 65 minutes. Cool in pans for 10 minutes. Invert onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Cook's Note:

Adjust spices liberally! Try adding chopped apple or nuts for a varied texture.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

197 Calories
1g Fat
44g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 197
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 220mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 28g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 44mg 3%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 108mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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