Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
No specific GERD triggers.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is NOT safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"How many apples fell on Newton's head before he took the hint? Nature is always hinting at us. It hints over and over again. And suddenly we take the hint." -Robert Frost, Poet

The refrigerator light goes on...

Making bread is a little more time consuming than a simple muffin recipe, but this Apple Cinnamon quick bread is a great comfort food. Warm and inviting, with a spicy cinnamon aroma, just having this one in the oven makes the house more homey. The loaf will keep well for about 3 - 4 days and it's best to cut two thin slices and toast them lightly in the oven or toaster oven.


Apple Cinnamon Bread

Servings: 8 | Serving size: 1 slice

Cooking Time: 90 Minutes

Bread will keep for 3-4 hours in a plastic bag. Reheat gently. This will freeze fairly well if sealed tightly in a plastic bag. This recipe can be multiplied by two but must be cooked in two separate loaf pans.

Apple Cinnamon Bread recipe from Dr. Gourmet


  • 1/4 cup pecans (coarsely chopped)
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup Z-Sweet stevia or Splenda
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose white flour
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup wheat germ
  • 2 cups apples (peeled and grated)
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat buttermilk

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 1 1/2 quart glass Pyrex oblong loaf pan with foil (non-stick foil works best).

Combine the pecans, maple syrup and cinnamon in a small bowl. Stir until well blended. Set aside.

Whisk the egg yolk until smooth. Add the canola oil and whisk together until smooth. Add the Z-Sweet or Splenda, applesauce and vanilla extract and whisk until smooth.

In separate bowl whisk the egg whites until they begin to be very frothy and white. Do not beat into stiff peaks.

Place the all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and wheat germ in a sifter and sift into the mixing bowl.

Gently fold the creamed mixture together with the flour mixture. As this is blended add the grated apples.

Just as the apples are blended in add buttermilk and fold until smooth. As soon as the mixture is well blended add the frothed egg whites and fold together until smooth.

Pour the batter into the lined Pyrex dish. Spread the pecan and maple syrup mixture evenly over the top and place in the preheated oven. Bake for 60 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1 slice

Servings: 8

Amount Per Serving

Calories 220 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value
Total Fat 6g 7%
    Saturated Fat 1.5g 8%
    Monounsaturated Fat 2g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 25mg 9%
Sodium 330mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 37g 13%
    Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
    Sugars 8g
Protein 7g
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 6%
Calcium 8% Iron 11%
Vitamin K 1mcg Potassium 200mg