Whole Wheat Apple Spice Bread

A moist, spiced apple loaf, made healthier with whole wheat flour.
Course Breakfast
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 1 loaf
Author breakfast for dinner


  • ½ cup butter melted
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened apple sauce
  • 4 tablespoons 1% milk
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 apple, peeled and chopped into small pieces


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a loaf pan.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the butter and sugar together. Add in the eggs and whisk until combined. Stir in vanilla, apple sauce, milk, and sour cream.
  3. In a separate bowl, sift together the whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, and spices. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir until just combined. Gently fold in half the chopped apples.
  4. Pour batter into a greased loaf pan and sprinkle the remaining chopped apples on top. Gently press apples into the batter.
  5. Bake for 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes at 350 degrees until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  6. Let bread cool in the pan for approx 10 minutes, then turn out onto a rack and cool completely.