How to Make Diabetic Apple Nut Bread


Having diabetes should not mean giving up the foods you love such as breads. Some bread recipes can be made to reduce fats and sugars and can be enjoyed in moderation by those with diabetes such as a special apple nut bread.

Step 1

Heat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and spray the loaf pan with cooking spray.

Step 2

Combine the whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, oats and cinnamon in a bowl.

Step 3

Mix together in a second bowl the applesauce, egg substitute and grated apple.

Step 4

Stir the flour mixture into the applesauce mixture until combined.

Step 5

Fold the toasted walnuts into the batter and pour the mix into the loaf pan.

Step 6

Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 35 to 45 minutes or until a knife comes out cleanly from the center. Let it cool completely before slicing and serving.

Tips and Warnings

  • Talk to your doctor about your specific food needs and always follow his advice.

Things You'll Need

  • 8 by 4 inch loaf pan
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 tbsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup cholesterol free egg substitute or 1 whole egg, beaten
  • 1 cup grated apple
  • 1 cup toasted walnuts


  • South Dakota Department of Health: Applesauce Oatmeal Muffins Recipe
  • American Diabetes Association: Oatmeal and Applesauce Muffins
  • American Diabetes Association: Dried Apricot and Pear Loaf Recipe
Keywords: diabetic bread recipe, apple nut bread, healthy apple bread

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Athena Hessong began her freelance writing career in 2004. She draws upon experiences and knowledge gained from teaching all high school subjects for seven years. Hessong earned a Bachelor's in Arts in history from the University of Houston and is a current member of the Society of Professional Journalists.