Applesauce Bran Bread


Healthy, hearty and easy to make.





1 round loaf

Prep Time

10 minutes

Rise Time

1 hour

Bake Time

30 to 35 minutes


  • 2-1/2 to 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup 100% bran cereal
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 (2-1/4 tsp.) envelope Fleischmann's® RapidRise Yeast
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup butter OR margarine
  • 1 egg


Mix 1/2 cup flour, cereal, sugar, salt, baking soda and undissolved yeast in a large mixing bowl.

Combine applesauce, milk, water and butter; heat to very warm (120ºF to 130ºF). Butter does not need to melt. Add to dry ingredients and beat 2 minutes at medium speed of electric mixer, scraping bowl occasionally. Add egg and 1/2 cup flour. Beat at high speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Stir in enough additional flour to make a very stiff batter.

Turn into a greased and floured 1-1/2-quart casserole. Cover; let rise in warm, draft free place until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.

Bake at 375ºF 30 to 35 minutes or until done. Remove from casserole dish and cool on wire rack.