Raisin-Cinnamon Apple Bread

  • Active Time 5m
  • Total Time 1h 15m
  • Rating ****

Makes 1 loaf (18 servings)

Make this moist, spicy bread one day ahead, then serve it with tea, coffee, or cocoa the next afternoon. Substitute 1/2 cup dried cherries, currants or cranberries for the raisins for a deliciously different taste.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 1/2 cup cooking oil
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup raisins or 1/2 cup chopped dried cherries or dried cranberries


Grease a 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan; set aside. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the applesauce, eggs, oil and milk. Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture; stir just till combined. Stir in the raisins, cherries or cranberries.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F oven for 60 to 65 minutes, or till a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes. Remove from pan; cool thoroughly on a rack. Wrap and store overnight before slicing.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Weldon Owen. All rights reserved.

RecID 561

nutrition information per serving

188 calories; 7g total fat; 24mg cholesterol; 123mg sodium; 30g carbohydrates; 1g fiber; 3g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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