Applesauce Pumpkin Bread

Spiced pumpkin bread, loaded with walnuts and chocolate chips, uses applesauce instead of oil for a crowd-pleasing treat during the holiday season.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease two 9x5-inch loaf pans. Mix white sugar and applesauce together in a large bowl; stir pumpkin puree and eggs into sugar mixture until smooth....


  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups applesauce
  • 2 cups pumpkin puree
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mace
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips (optional)
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar

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