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A Holiday Recipe to Try: Applesauce Nut Bread

December 12, 2013

We asked our Facebook fans to submit their favorite holiday recipes with us for our latest cookbookIf you are looking for a new side dish to share with your family and friends during the holiday season, try Applesauce Nut Bread. It’s a guaranteed crowd pleaser and the perfect side dish to complement your meal. 

Applesauce Nut Bread

north ohio heart cookbook for the holidays

Yields: 12 servings
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 1 hour


  • Crisco Original No Stick Cooking Spray
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup Crisco Pure Vegetable Oil
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 large egg whites
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 tablespoon skim milk
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 cups flour
  • Salt and pepper


Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9x5x3” loaf pan with no stick cooking spray. Combine sugar, applesauce, oil, egg whites and skim milk in large bowl. Mix thoroughly. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Combine until all ingredients are well blended. Stir in chopped walnuts. Spread batter in prepared pan. Bake 60-70 minutes. Place pan on cooling rack 10 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely.

Look for more side dish, appetizer, main dish and dessert recipes in our Holiday Cookbook! And don’t forget, after the guests are gone and the dishes are done, be sure to share your recipe success story with us on Facebook!