Double-Apple Walnut Bread Recipe

Recipe for Double-Apple Walnut Bread Recipe
Sam Jones/Quinn Brein


1 cup sweetened or unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar, divided
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup plain or vanilla yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 cup peeled, cored, and finely diced apple
1/2 cup chopped walnuts


Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter a 9x5-inch loaf pan and line with parchment paper, if desired. 

In a bowl, combine applesauce, ½ cup of sugar, brown sugar, eggs, oil, yogurt, and vanilla. Whisk to blend.

In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Make a well and add applesauce mixture. Stir until combined. Fold in diced apples and walnuts. Scrape batter into prepared pan and smooth the top. Sprinkle with the remaining tablespoon of sugar. 

Bake on the center oven rack for 50 to 55 minutes, or until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean. 

Transfer to a cooling rack for 10 minutes. Turn the bread out of the pan and cool thoroughly before slicing. 


Makes 1 loaf

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Double-Apple Walnut Bread 2021

This made a fantastic loaf! Used our own homemade apple sauce (no sugar added) and did not have yogurt so I substituted sour cream (no extra sugar). It was just perfect and incredibly moist. I personal observation - let the loaf sit in the pan to cool. We became impatient and the loaf broke apart when trying to take out of the baking pan whilst still hot. Wait about 10 minutes before doing this. I will make this again.

Double Apple Walnut Breat

This is the best apple bread I have ever made and I am 77 years old. I do make my own applesauce so used that instead of store bought. I use whatever apples that are on sale, core them but leave the peel on, chunk them, add a very small amount of water so they won't burn when I start them cooking, and use a hand blender until they are not chunks left. I normally use pecans for baking but used the stated walnuts for this recipe and believe that is definitely the best nut for this recipe.


I would have liked to print this recipe for future reference. But didn't see a print icon.

Great recipe

I made this and took it to a gathering and they loved it. I was asked to make more. My daughter said “you should make this for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and more now! Lol!

Double Apple Walnut Bread

Love it, I've shared this my family and neighbors they've asked to make again to share with their parents
with a little sugar topping mmmmm. I used wheat flour instead.

Muffin option?

I'm wondering if this recipe would bake up nicely in a muffin tin instead of a loaf pan... any thoughts on this?

turning quickbread into muffins

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Hi, Donna. That’s a great idea. We would suggest raising the oven temperature to 375 degrees F. Use a standard size muffin tin (rather than jumbo or mini) and bake from 25 to 30 minutes. It isn’t an exact science, so be sure to check them as the bake.


I made this and it was simple and delicious. It gets better with everyday. This kind of loaf cake is like banana bread it is always better on the 2nd day. All the moisture sets in and makes it taste better too. So make a day ahead. This loaf recipes goes on my go to list and I am a wekk seasoned cook! of 69 years old. I make everything from scratch including bread. ;-)

no sugar, no white four

For anyone wishing to change this recipe, I suggest that you go online and find the stevia equivalent to sugar used; also try the other flours but search for substitution guidelines also.
No guarantee the first try will be perfect, but with a bit of effort, I am sure it can be altered to your needs.

double apple walnut bread

Made this yesterday, (I do not bake, because i am not good at it) This bread made me change my mind. I would love to have this on hand at all times. This was so good my husband and i could not stop raving about it. My question is how does it freeze or does it, that way I can have a loaf for visitors. Thank You So Much for this Recipe. It is the BEST

how to freeze quickbreads

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Hi, Rita. We are so pleased that you enjoyed this recipe so much. Yes, you can freeze it! Be sure to wrap it well and use within four months. Keep baking!


I used the wide hole side of my box grater on the apples this time instead of dicing. I liked the resulting texture much more. Try it, just watch those fingers. LOL

Very Scrumptious

I love making this recipe for my group of friends. My friend Arthur Morgan says he really enjoys the autumn taste that comes from the apple. After I finish baking it I turn round to my good friend Arthur and always ask him just one more and then we are done.

Apples Matter?

Can you give the type of apples that you use as reference? I'm curious if it matters; say Granny Smith vs Fuji or Honey Crisp? Any input is appreciated.

Mutsu apples

Myself, I have used other apples, such as braeburn, yellow delicious, gala, granny smith, fugi etc. just to name a few. My favorite is Mutsu and has been for years and will always be my favorite.

Double-Apple Walnut Bread

My great grandson is allergic to bananas so I have been using apples instead. This recipe is close to mine but I also add 1/2 cup of coconut to mine and use pecans.

Apple walnut bread

I am excited to try this recipe it sounds amazing I’m always looking for new apple recipes to try as fall is my favorite time of the year!

Why can't u use a more

Why can't u use a more healthier alternative to sugar and white flour in all your recipes like stevia and buckwheat or even whole grain flour? Dr. Oz's recipes are far more healthier than yours!!!!

WOW Vera! Ever hear of

WOW Vera! Ever hear of "constructive" criticism?

There are other apple walnut recipes out there Vera

Most people, when looking at a recipe that does not meet their particular eating style would just keep browsing until they ran across a website that promoted that suited them more. Maybe try that.

You need to use Dr Oz’s

You need to use Dr Oz’s recipes. You don’t have to use this recipe if it’s not what you like.


My grandmother used recipes like this and she lived to be 101 years old, was never on any medications. I'd say that's eating pretty healthy!!!

Apple Walnut Bread

No need to be ugly Vera. Why don’t you make it anyway you and Dr Oz would like and the rest of us will make it the way we would like it. Very sad, Its totally unnecessary to get negative and critical.

Apple Walnut Bread

Wondering if I could use Almond flour?? My friends are glucose sensitive and I would like to make this recipe, only, using the almond flour. Thanks..

Thanks for posting. This is

Thanks for posting. This is my favorite bread and I had lost the recipe. Nice to know the history.

Apple walnut bread

I substituted stevia and Splenda brown sugar
Today and used butter instead of oil
Cause that’s what I had I’ll update how yummy it was!