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Sausage-Apple Breakfast Bread

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling


12 servings

Updated: Oct. 15, 2022
To make breakfast a little more satisfying, I added sausage to a sweet quick bread. Serve this bread warm, nestled next to your favorite scrambled eggs. —Anita Hunter, Stilwell, Kansas
Sausage-Apple Breakfast Bread Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup apple cider or juice
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 2 medium apples, peeled and shredded (about 1-1/2 cups)
  • 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cold butter
  • Maple syrup, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease and flour a 9-in. round baking pan. In a large skillet, cook sausage over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until no longer pink, breaking into crumbles; drain.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk flours, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, whisk eggs, brown sugar, apple cider and oil until blended. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moistened. Fold in apples and half of the sausage. Transfer to prepared pan.
  3. In a small bowl, mix oats, brown sugar and flour; cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in remaining sausage. Sprinkle over batter. Bake 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack. Serve warm. If desired, drizzle with maple syrup. Refrigerate leftovers.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice (calculated without syrup): 354 calories, 21g fat (5g saturated fat), 57mg cholesterol, 427mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein.

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