Apple Cinnamon Bread

Want to jazz up a simple quick bread? Add a few layers of cinnamon and sugar! You can pretty much do this to most quick breads but the ones that come to mind right away are pumpkin, vanilla, banana and applesauce.

All I did was take one of my fave recipes for Applesauce Cinnamon Quick Bread and changed it up a bit so there would be a layer or two of sweet cinnamon hidden within the bread. It adds lovely texture and amazing taste.

In this recipe you can use either chunky or smooth applesauce but whatever you do , please make sure it is sugar free. For the brown sugar/cinnamon layers go with dark brown sugar and stick with golden brown sugar in the batter.

Again, another easy recipe where you don't need to dust off any appliances to whip up a delicious batter; just a few bowls and a wooden spoon is all you need.

This treat is especially lovely served warm on a cold winter day with a cup of tea. For the kids, a slice is a well-received lunch box treat. Granted, it is not gluten-free but for those who have no sensitivities, you will love this bread !

Let's get started

*adapted source recipe, Cinnamon Applesauce Bread, McCormick


Cinnamon Layers
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons cinnamon

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 cup firmly packed golden brown sugar
2/3 cup milk
2 tablespoons grapeseed oil


PREHEAT oven to 350F
SPRAY a large loaf pan with baking spray (preferably the kind with added flour)

IN SMALL BOWL combine Cinnamon Layers ingredients and set aside

IN LARGE BOWL, whisk together first 3 Batter ingredients
IN MEDIUM BOWL, whisk together remaining ingredients
FOLD WET INGREDIENTS into dry ingredients blending just until combined
POUR 1/3 of batter into loaf pan and smooth top
SPRINKLE with 1/3 cinnamon layer mix
CONTINUE with 1/3 batter and 1/3 cinnamon layer mix
TOP final 1/3 of batter with remaining cinnamon layer mix
BAKE 50-55 MINUTES or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean


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  1. This looks amazing! I love breads like this and I know I'll be trying this one soon :)

  2. Oh my! Looks delish.. especially with a nice cuppa tea! Thanks for having a "print" button.

    Rainey @ The Project Table

  3. Flavorful and delicious. Very winter combination of taste!

  4. found this via T.G.I.F. link up. This looks delicious. I know my boys (2 and 4) will love this. Can't wait to try it. YUM.

  5. Yumm! How can you go wrong with applesauce bread and cinnamon!? I can see the butter melting on a slice right now!

    Newly following from Foodie Friday! Thanks for the recipe!

  6. I just love the Apple and Cinnamon combination and your bread looks delicious. Sure wish I had a slice to go with my afternoon tea, it would be so good. Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  7. I would love it if you shared this here:

  8. Looks DELICIOUS! Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Have a great week,
    Beth =-)

  9. I love when the cinnamon sugar topping gets all crunchy & crispy ; I am one of those people that could just eat the top off and be happy :-)

  10. Your bread looks amazingly delicious! Thanks for sharing this lovely bread with the Gallery.

  11. I found your recipe right at the top of a pintrest search and thought it looked delicious. I'm making apple sauce next week and my Grandfather asked me to find an apple cinnamon bread to make with it. I don't have any grape seed oil, can I substitute it with anything?

  12. Yes, regular canola oil will work just fine. Crisco is a good oil to use for baking


Thank you for your comments!

Linda @ Lemon Drop