Healthy Apple Cinnamon Bread

This delectable Apple Cinnamon Bread is packed with a crisp Honeycrisp apple and apple sauce for a healthy treat. Topped with an oat-cinnamon crumble and a sweet glaze, this apple bread is nothing short of warm, cozy-deliciousness! Plus, it’s refined sugar-free, nut-free, and dairy-free – woohoo!


Healthy Apple Cinnamon Bread…

  • Loaded with pieces of Honeycrisp apple and apple sauce.
  • It’s super moist with a melt-in-your-mouth texture.
  • Loaded with flavor.
  • So simple to make.
  • The top layer is sprinkled with healthy oats, some cinnamon, and a little coconut sugar, giving it an extra layer of deliciousness!
  • Perfect to make the night before and serve it for breakfast or brunch the next day.

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September is an excellent month to indulge in some delicious apple treats!

We love Honeycrisp apples.  They work well in recipes. 

We have also used them in our Maple Walnut Apple Crisp dessert, which is also delicious.

This apple cinnamon bread goes perfectly with easy pumpkin spice lattes, or with our easy low-fat caffe lattes for a delicious breakfast.

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Reasons to LOVE this Apple Cinnamon Bread

  • No need for an electric mixer, or a whisk, only a large wooden spoon will suffice to stir the ingredients.
  • This taste is incredible!
  • The warm spices give you that cozy warm autumn feeling in this bread – you can’t resist! πŸ™‚
  • The organic quick oats (or rolled oats) along with the cinnamon and some coconut sugar on top make this bread delicious.  Plus, the sweet glaze is the perfect touch on top.
  • Made with easy-to-find staples ingredients.  And, no refined sugar, making it healthier.
  • The bread is filled with fresh apple pieces, ensuring every bite is enjoyable.
  • It’s just … SO-darn-Delicious!

How to Make Healthy Apple Cinnamon Bread?

A quick overview on How To Make Apple Cinnamon Bread: (*full printable recipe card below!)

  1. In a large mixing bowl, stir together all the dry ingredients, flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg.

2. Next, gradually pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until all the flour mixture is well combined.

3. Fold in the apple pieces.

4. Transfer the mixture to the prepared pan. Top with a mixture of quick oats, cinnamon, and coconut sugar.

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Bakers Tips for Success…

  • It’s important to separate the liquid ingredients in a separate bowl and then add it to the dry ingredients.  The reason for this is that the coconut sugar needs to be dissolved in liquid before it’s added to the dry ingredients.  This will help for a better outcome with this recipe.
  • Allow the bread to cool completely before drizzling the glaze on top.  So the glaze will stay on and not melt off. 
  • It will be very moist, and soft, and may even crumble when sliced.
  • The yogurt is the key ingredient to making this bread amazingly moist, and it’s optional.  (NOTE: I have made and tested this bread with a few different ingredients and was not totally happy with the outcome)  But I absolutely love this recipe!
  • The bread will appear to be higher, but as it cools it will start to deflate.  That’s OK too.
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For Vegan

  • Substitute 1 egg for 1 flax egg, which is 1 tablespoon of ground flax plus 3 tablespoons of water.

For Gluten-Free

  • Use the same measurement with Bob’s Red Mill gluten-free flour.  The bread will not rise as much, but it will taste good.

To Store and Freeze…

  • The bread can stay on the counter covered with a clear wrap for up to two days.  It will keep fresh longer, for up to 4 days if kept in a container and in the refrigerator. 
  • Freeze this bread for up to one month.

Additional Delicious Apple Recipes… 

Yield: 6 to 8 servings

Healthy Apple Cinnamon Bread

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Healthy Apple Cinnamon Bread is loaded with a fresh Honeycrisp apple, and apple sauce. Topped with a delicious oat-cinnamon topping and a sweet glaze, this delicious apple bread is amazingly super moist, with a melt-in-your-mouth texture. Best of all, it is refined sugar-free, nut-free, and dairy-free.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes


  • 1 + 1/2 cups all-purpose unbleached flour
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • Optional: 2 Tbsp. plain non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 whole egg
  • 2 Tbsp. oat milk (or any non-dairy milk)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 large Honeycrisp apple - peeled and diced (about 1 + 1/4 cups)

For Oat-Cinnamon Topping:

  • 1/4 cup quick oats or rolled oats
  • 1 Tbsp. coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon

The Glaze:

  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 Tbsp. oat milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F ( 180C). Then rearrange the racks in your oven to have one rack in the center. Line a 9 x 5 loaf pan with parchment paper or lightly spray with cooking oil.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, stir together all the dry ingredients, flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg.
  3. In a small bowl, mix and stir together the applesauce, yogurt, coconut sugar, olive oil, oat milk, egg, and vanilla extract.
  4. Next, gradually pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until all the flour mixture is well combined. The batter will be very thick.
  5. Next, gently fold in the apple pieces. Transfer the mixture into the prepared pan. Use a spatula or the back of a spoon to even out the top.
  6. Finally, mix together the quick oats with cinnamon and coconut sugar. Sprinkle evenly over the top of the bread.
  7. BAKE (on center rack) for 50 to 55 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Set it aside and allow the bread to cool slightly in pan for 10 minutes, before removing from the pan and transfer to a wire rack. Then allow the bread to cool completely on a wire rack.

For the Glaze:

  1. Mix together powdered sugar and oat milk (or water) in a small bowl. Drizzle the glaze over the bread. Slice and serve.
  2. Yields: 6 to 8 servings

Nutrition Information:


8 servings

Serving Size:

1 serving

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 223Total Fat: 6.5gCarbohydrates: 38.4gFiber: 2.2gSugar: 15.1gProtein: 4.5g

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Happy and Healthy Baking!  πŸ™‚

Have a delicious day!

 xo anna and liz

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  1. All the goodness of fall…apples, cinnamon and oat topping. It looks so moist and delicious. I have to look for coconut sugar!

    1. Thank you, Susan! I put a link for the coconut sugar in case you can’t find it. Harris Teeter, Trader Joes, Whole Foods, and even Publix now sell coconut sugar. ENJOY! Have a great weekend!