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Raisin Applesauce Loaf

I got this recipe from my friend, Doreen. A very moist loaf that could pass for cake with a dollop of whipped cream on top.

  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 2 ½ cup flour
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 ½ cup apple sauce
  • ½ cup oil
  • ½ cup reserved liquid
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup fresh walnuts

  1. Put raisins and spices in a small pot, cover with water and cook for 20 min. Drain and reserve 1/2 cup liquid.
  2. Combine dry ingredients.
  3. Add applesauce, oil, liquid and eggs, beating two minutes.
  4. Stir in raisins and nuts.
  5. Bake in 2 small greased and floured bread pans at 350° F for about 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.


  1. Sounds good to me, I have all the ingredients on hand so this would be a perfect loaf to make for the lunches in the week ahead!

  2. I'm going to bake this right now. Perfect! I was just about to go look for a good recipe for something to bake for my Dad. He will love this. Kathy (MGC)

  3. I love breads like this. Thanks for the recipe.

  4. Raisin Applesauce loaf..looks delicious..and it will be so good with cheese.

  5. would love to know what the true size of the pan is.. Looks really good..

  6. To anonymous pans are about
    7" X 3 1/2". I have made this in three loaves - they are not too high then, but this time I did two loaves and an extra large muffin on the side.=)

  7. It's in the oven right now...thank you so much for the recipe. It smells heavenly! One question, the batter seemed a little sweet, are the loaves very sweet once baked?

  8. Tonya, It should not be too sweet, because I already decreased the sugar by 1/2 cup from the original. I would recommend using unsweetened applesauce.

  9. Anneliese, it is absolutely delicious! Not too sweet at all. I usually wrap quick breads up and let them sit overnight before we eat them, but we just couldn't help ourselves, we have already eaten almost a whole loaf as a late night snack. All 5 of my kiddos give it a hearty thumbs up and my kids are not big raisin eaters.

    Thanks for a wonderful recipe, I am writing it down and adding it to my recipe box as a "keeper".

  10. Oh this looks absolutely wonderful. It is make my mouthwater, just thinking about it.
    Thanks for the recipe.

    Have a blessed weekend!

  11. This bread looks so moist and wonderful. I will try it soon.

    I just posted a recipe that you might like. One of my own creation but inspired by another.

  12. I needed a recipe for a loaf for the church bake sale, so I chose this one out of the zillions that came up when I googled. It was absolutely fabulous and I've made it twice since then. This is now my fav recipe site! Oh, and the Applesauce Loaf sold within a minute of it being put on the table!

  13. Thank you for this wonderful recipe Anneliese!! I didn't have the right size loaf pans so when that happens I go to my trusty bundt pan. It came out fabulous. I am really enjoying your site. I have also made your wonderful french bread, but I have to tell you it is dangerous to make it unless you have family/guests/friends around or you end up eating most of it yourself.
    Keep up your good work..

  14. Great recipe, thanks! I reduced the sugar to 1/4 cup and it was still sweet enough (used unsweetened applesauce)


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