Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
To a large bowl, mix together the melted butter, applesauce and apple cider with a wooden spoon. Incorporate each egg by mixing quickly. Add the sugar and vanilla. Mix to combine.
To the center of the same bowl, add the salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Mix to combine.
Add the flour to the middle of the bowl. Don’t mix! Add the baking powder and baking soda right on top of the flour and lightly combine with a fork or using the same wooden spoon. Then, using the wooden spoon and a light hand, mix together until just incorporated. This helps make sure you don’t over-mix the batter resulting in a tough bread.
Lightly grease a bread loaf pan (my favorite here) or use a parchment paper sling.
Pour the mixture into the bread pan and bake for 10 minutes at 450 degrees. After 10 minutes, reduce the temperature to 325 degrees and continue baking for another 40-50 minutes.
Stick a toothpick in the middle to check for doneness and then let cool to room temperature before slicing. Enjoy!