One easy recipe for applesauce bread calls for creaming butter and brown sugar together before blending flour, baking powder, baking soda, applesauce, eggs and a selection of spices into the batter and mixing until it becomes smooth. Cooks can then add raisins and walnuts and bake the bread.
A simple recipe, courtesy of Paula Deen on the Food Network website, uses one stick of butter, ¼ cup of brown sugar, two cups of all-purpose flour, a teaspoon each of baking soda and baking powder, a cup of applesauce, two large eggs, one teaspoon each of ground cinnamon, allspice and vanilla, a cup of raisins and ½ cup of chopped walnuts. This bread recipe requires baking at 350 degrees for approximately one hour.
The cooking section of the New York Times website offers an alternative recipe that includes whole-wheat pastry flour, cloves, ginger, raw brown sugar, yogurt or buttermilk, vanilla extract and organic applesauce in its ingredients lineup. This recipe also requires only 50 minutes of baking time and allows the bread to rest in its pan for 15 minutes before heading to the cooling rack. McCormick seasoning company offers a similar recipe that uses milk and a larger quantity of cinnamon than the other two.