Recipes for the Runner: Cinnamon Applesauce Bread


To save you from your post-run-recovery-drink-rut, we are slowly feeding you (pun intended) recipes that you can make with your recovery drink mix. So far we’ve got waffles and cookies, and now we are adding an easy, quick bread to the list.

We served this bread in muffin-form after our recent Saturday morning breakfast run, along with the waffles, and we heard rave reviews from local runners! Taste testers loved how moist and flavorful this bread was, and we speculate that it would be delicious as toast (with coffee?!). We recommend Fluid’s Vegan Cinnamon Vanilla drink mix for this recipe, but it would be delicious with any vanilla protein powder. Or try it with a chocolate protein powder for a more decadent treat!

Vegan Apple Cinnamon Bread

Makes one large loaf, about 12 servings


  • 1 ½ cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1 ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ cup recovery drink mix (Fluid Vegan Cinnamon Vanilla)Cho_8bUUkAA4id7
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 ½ cups unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 small apples, chopped (optional)
  • ½ cup walnuts, roughly chopped (optional)


Preheat the oven to 350F. Lightly flour a medium sized loaf pan.

In a medium bowl, mix together the dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, recovery mix, cinnamon, and brown sugar.

In a separate bowl, mix the rest of the ingredients: applesauce, vanilla, coconut oil, maple syrup, water, apples and walnuts if using.

Combine the wet and dry ingredients, mixing gently until just combined. Do not overmix – a few small lumps are ok. Pour into the prepared pan.

Bake for about 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Let the loaf cool for about 10 minutes, then turn it out onto a cutting board and dig in!

Nutrition Facts

Approximate per serving (1 slice): Calories 226 Fat 10 grams Saturated Fat 6 grams Cholesterol 0 mg Sodium 153 mg Carbohydrates 33 gramsFiber 3 grams   Sugars 21 grams Protein 4 grams

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