Apple Breakfast Bread

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Recipe makes: 12 servings (1 slice per serving)

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 1 hour

Equipment: one cutting board, one knife, one set of measuring cups, one set of measuring spoons, parchment paper (optional), one 20 * 20 cm (8 * 4 inch) loaf pan, one small bowl, two spoons, one medium mixing bowl, one large mixing bowl, one fork or hand-mixer, one rubber spatula, one oven, one pair of oven mitts, one cooling rack or plate, one serrated knife

What you need to make this recipe: 

  • Cooking spray or butter
  • 5 tablespoons water
  • 2 teaspoons chia seeds
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 apples, peeled, cored, and finely diced

How to make Apple Breakfast Bread: 

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 175°C (350° F).

Step 2: Prepare the loaf pan:

  • Option 1: Lightly grease the loaf pan with cooking spray.
  • Option 2: Lightly grease the loaf pan with butter using parchment paper.

Step 3: In a small bowl, stir together the water and chia seeds using a spoon. Let sit for 10 minutes.

Step 4: In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and cloves using a spoon.

Step 5: In a large bowl, combine the butter and sugar using a fork or hand-mixer until smooth.

Step 6: Add the applesauce, eggs, and chia seed mixture to the butter and sugar. Stir, using a spoon, until combined.

Step 7: Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Using a rubber spatula, stir until combined.

Step 8: Add the apples to the batter. Using a rubber spatula, stir until the apples are mixed into the batter.

Step 9: Pour the batter into the loaf pan.

Step 10: Using the back of a spoon or a rubber spatula, press the batter evenly into the pan.

Step 11: Bake in the preheated oven for one hour or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Step 12: Remove the bread from the oven and cool for 15 minutes.

Step 13: After 15 minutes, remove the bread from the loaf pan. To do this, run a butter knife between the bread and the side of the loaf pan, then gently shake the bread out of the pan. Put the bread on a wire rack or plate to finish cooling.

Step 14: Cut the bread into 12 slices and serve.

Allergy information:

Contains wheat, gluten, milk, and egg.

About this recipe:

The applesauce helps sweeten the bread, so less sugar is needed. Choosing foods that are lower in added sugar is part of a healthy diet.


To make this recipe gluten-free, use all-purpose gluten-free flour and certified gluten-free chia seeds.

Storage information:

The bread can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

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