Applesauce Yeast Bread

I made this bread on the spot and I have to say it is so good! Try out this Applesauce Yeast Bread and you will not be sorry!

To begin, I had a lot of applesauce in my fridge (I always made my own with this recipe), and we needed some bread for breakfast so I made some!

When I was part way through making the dough, I was actually kind of worried about the applesauce making the bread soggy and sticky. Thankfully all things worked!

The key to this recipe is ingredient ratio. A lot of times, the dough is  too wet or too dry. You need to know what an elastic dough looks and feels like.

An elastic dough doesn’t stick to your finger at all. If it does, you need add a bit more flour. Bread dough that leaves your imprint like cookie dough is too dry, which means it needs more water.

The best way for me to describe elastic is like silly putty or slime. It doesn’t stick to your fingers while also being pretty wet and hydrated. At the same time, do not try to make your dough resemble slime visually (just the texture).

In terms of texture, I hope that helps because when I first started making bread, I had no idea what elastic meant.

The whole point is that if you have all the major components and it ends up with the “elastic” texture, you will have an awesome loaf at the end, no question.

Ingredient tips:

For the flour, I would highly recommend using whole wheat. It adds flavor and bite that all purpose flour cannot provide. If you don’t have it, just use all purpose. The bread will definitely turn out great, just the flavor profile and color will be different.

For the applesauce, you can also use store bought, but if you know me, you know that I prefer homemade over anything. It gives you control over what goes into this applesauce yeast bread.

By the way, these photos are just me trying to show how fluffy the bread is. It looks super awkward because I have a camera in one hand and bread in another. 🙂

If you try this super simple applesauce yeast bread, let me know how it turns out! It was definitely a hit at our house.

5 Word Summary:

Soft

Fluffy

Apple & cinnamon

Mix, knead, rise, bake

Vegan

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Applesauce Yeast Bread

This loaf is easy to make and yields an amazing bread. It is fluffy, flavorful, not to mention vegan!

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword applesauce, bread, yeast bread
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Proofing time 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 1 loaf
Calories 100 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup lukewarm water
  • 1/2 tbsp instant yeast 1
  • 1 1/4 cup applesauce 2
  • 2 tbsp neutral oil 3
  • 4 tbsp granulated sugar 4
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 1/2 cups bread flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour

Instructions

  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer or just a large bowl, combine the lukewarm water and instant yeast. Allow to proof.

  2. Then add in the rest of the ingredients: applesauce, oil, sugar, cinnamon, bread flour, and whole wheat flour.

  3. Mix on medium speed or knead by hand until an elastic dough is formed. It should not stick to your finger or be stiff like play dough.

  4. Cover the bowl with a damp towel and allow to rest in a warm place until doubled in size (about 1 hour).

  5. Then, dump the dough onto a baking sheet or pan of choice. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees while you let the dough rise for another 15 minutes.

  6. Bake for 1 hour or until a skewer inserted comes out completely clean. When you tap the top, it should sound hollow.

  7. Allow to cool before you cut into it. Warm bread is actually really good 🙂

Recipe Notes

  1. Active dry yeast will also work but it may take more time to rise.
  2. I used my recipe for applesauce.
  3. I used avocado oil, but coconut, olive, vegetable, canola, etc. all work!
  4. I used organic cane sugar, but any will work. (Just not liquid sweeteners)

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