Maple-Glazed Applesauce Bread

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Maple-Glazed Applesauce Bread

I’m really trying here, folks. You know, to come to terms with the end of summer. It ain’t so easy.

As a warm-weather enthusiast, I greet cooler temperatures with about as much joy as a toddler greets a shot-wielding nurse. Over the past two weeks, my fellow awesome food bloggers have pulled out the pumpkin, heralding an early start to autumn. It’s still August, people! Rage against the dying of the light!

I’m going to hold out against pumpkin for a bit longer. I mean, I love pumpkin. But I want to use it when I really need it, i.e., when the long sleeves start coming out of my closet.

Maple-Glazed Applesauce Bread

This applesauce bread is a nice compromise. It has hints of autumn in it, but it can be made all year round. And the maple glaze on top is the best! Thick and totally dangerous. It’s one of those situations where I have to wash the bowl right away or whatever’s left will be scraped out with a spoon. And then I’ll get that sugar crash going.

Maple-Glazed Applesauce Bread

This bread can be made with flour, but I chose to use gluten-free oat flour. That way, my husband can enjoy it. Also, the oat flavor pairs perfectly with the applesauce, and it lends the bread more moisture. That’s a winning situation in my book!

Maple-Glazed Applesauce Bread

To make life even better, there’s no mixer involved here. You literally dump in all the ingredients, mix and bake. Just as easy as a mix, but from scratch.

Maple-Glazed Applesauce Bread

This bread is so moist and dense, and the glaze is just pure amazingness. It’s thick and with the pure maple syrup base, you’ll be ready to snuggle up to a fireside even when it’s still 90 degrees out.

A quick bread in every sense of the word, this gluten-free version is the answer to your worries. Bake one up and breakfast is taken care of!



  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil (any vegetable oil is fine)
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon real vanilla extract
  • 1 cup oat flour (labeled gluten-free)
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon



  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4-6 tablespoons real maple syrup



Preheat the oven to 350. Line the bottom of a loaf pan with parchment paper cut to fit and spray the sides with pan-release spray (Pam will work).

In a bowl, combine all of the ingredients for the bread and stir until smooth. Pour into the loaf pan and bake for 45-50 minutes. Test the bread’s doneness by inserting a toothpick into the center.

Cool the bread completely. Once the bread is cool, make the maple glaze. Combine the powdered sugar and vanilla. Gradually stir in the maple syrup until the glaze is thick but spreadable.

Using a knife or offset spatula, smooth the glaze over the bread and let it set.

Cut into slices and serve.




I fulfill many roles in life: wife, mother, teacher, everlasting learner. This site is dedicated to one role that expresses my creativity in ways that I find consistently challenging and rewarding: baker. Inventing new ways to enhance food, especially if that food involves chocolate or peanut butter (or both!), is a passion of mine. I look forward to sharing my ideas with you.

This Post Has 18 Comments

  1. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    I’m with you, Mir! It’s just a little too early to bring out the pumpkin recipes. although i will admit that I have been dabbling in a few recipes for the future. But none are posting to my blog yet! It’s still summer! 🙂 This applesauce bread looks amazing! I love how moist it looks. And that maple glaze sounds like it pairs perfectly with this bread! Love it!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Gayle! I love dabbling, especially when pumpkin is involved. But I can wait a few more weeks!

  2. Erin | The Law Student's Wife

    This looks so marvelously moist! Love the maple frosting too.
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    1. Mir

      Anything with maple! So addictive. Thanks, Erin!

  3. Annie @Maebells

    How fun! I love the maple glaze!
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    1. Mir

      I always think of fun when I think of maple! 🙂

  4. Trish - Mom On Timeout

    This bread looks so incredibly moist Mir! And I LOVE maple! Yum!

    1. Mir

      Thanks, Trish! Maple is the best. Always!

  5. Dina

    Now THIS is a Rosh Hashana recipe!

    1. Mir

      100% agree, Dina! And it’s easy, so no stress at the holiday!

  6. Ashley @ ashleymarieskitchen

    Wow! That crumb looks super moist and delicious 🙂

    1. Mir

      Thanks, Ashley! It was super moist. Now it’s super gone. 😉

  7. Michele @ Alwayzbakin

    I’m with you Mir! No pumpkin yet! This bread looks amazing. It looks so moist I would love a huge piece right now!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Michele! I do love pumpkin, but just not yet!

  8. Jocelyn@Brucrewlife

    Haha, I’m totally guilty of the early pumpkin recipes! 😉 I know, I’m awful for rushing away summer! Hehe! And this bread, can you just send me the entire loaf?? Holy goodness!
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    1. Mir

      I know you are. Love ya anyway! 🙂 The loaf is yours!

  9. Robin


    For the 1 cup sugar, do you use white or brown sugar?

    1. Mir

      Use white, Robin! The brown will be too moist and alter the flavor as well.

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