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Gayle Spice
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Baking


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour


  • Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly spray a 9x5 inch loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cinnamon, ginger, salt and cloves. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat the softened butter with an electric hand mixer or stand mixer with fitted paddle attachment for about 30 seconds.
  • Slowly add the white and brown sugar, beating util combined. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, stir together the applesauce and baking soda.
  • Add applesauce mixture to sugar mixture, beating until combined.
  • Slowly add in flour mixture until just combined.
  • In a small bowl, toss blueberries with flour.
  • Gently fold into batter until combined.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan.
  • Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
  • Cool for 10 minutes in pan, then remove loaf from pan and cool completely on a wire rack.