Applesauce Oatmeal Bread

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Applesauce Oatmeal Bread

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Published prior to 2008

A light sprinkling of oats on top of the batter before baking tells people about the goodness within. This bread is moist and flavorful, and makes a great breakfast with a bit of cream cheese on top.

1 cup (7 ounces) sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 cup (3 1/2 ounces) vegetable oil
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla or boiled cider
1/2 cup (2 ounces) King Arthur 100% White Whole Wheat Flour
1 cup (4 1/4 ounces) King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 3/4 ounces) rolled oats
3/4 cup (5 ounces) applesauce
1/2 cup (2 ounces) chopped walnuts

In a large bowl, mix together the sugar, eggs, oil and vanilla. In a separate bowl, mix together the flours, baking powder and soda, and spices, and add them to the wet ingredients in the bowl. Mix in the oat flakes, applesauce, and walnuts.

Pour the mixture into a lightly greased 9 x 5-inch loaf pan, and bake in a preheated 350°F oven 55 to 60 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean when you test the bread. Remove the bread from the oven, and cool completely. Yield: 1 loaf.


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  • star rating 04/07/2015
  • Kathleen from Bremerton, WA
  • Easy to make and very tasty. Nice and moist.
  • star rating 03/26/2015
  • Lydia from VA
  • Wonderfully wholesome and moist! I ended up using coconut oil instead of vegetable oil, and it turned out well.
  • 03/16/2015
  • Daphne from Singapore
  • Can I use this recipe with mini Zo bread machine?

    This is a quick bread, so you'll need that cycle. However the recipe will fill a 9x5 pan, and that is probably too large for the mini Zo to properly bake. You can experiment with half the recipe, and let us know if it works out. Happy baking! Laurie@KAF

  • star rating 02/13/2015
  • Bailey from Fargo, North Dakota
  • Our family loves this simple and delicious bread! I usually replace the wheat flour with more AP flour, but mainly because I don't keep wheat flour on hand. I've also added in raisins and chopped apples for some texture and it's delicious! It's just as good without of course! Hands down my favorite quick bread recipe and I like it more than banana bread!
  • star rating 11/28/2014
  • Diane from NJ
  • Prep was easy...good flavor.
  • 11/26/2014
  • gnobel from KAF Community
  • This is a wonderful recipe. I've made some changes that make it even better: I use 7-8 ounces fresh applesauce that I get from a cider mill and reduce the about of sugar to 6 ounces. I also freshly grind the spices which make it particularly aromatic. Finally I add 6oz FRESH cranberries when in season, it adds a wonderful tartness and makes them come out very moist. They make great muffins as well as loaves.
  • star rating 11/13/2014
  • Megan from Baltimore
  • This recipe is quick and easy, and very good. I've made it with melted butter in place of the vegetable oil, and that was delicious. The baker's hotline told me that melted butter would be fine to use, but that the bread wouldn't keep as well. That's never an issue in my house, but if you don't have hearty eaters, you might take that into consideration. I like to make this for breakfast -- everyone loves waking up to the smell of baking!
  • 09/18/2014
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  • Since this bread has been rated a "0" we'd love to know what happened - we can problem solve with you! If you'd like to trouble shoot before you try the recipe again, consider a call to our Baker's Hotline at 855-371-2253. Irene@KAF
  • star rating 09/04/2014
  • JLSH from Alpharetta, GA
  • Really good fall recipe. Worked great using all white whole wheat flour and only 3/4 cup sugar. I also added 1/2 cup of raisins. My kids love this one!
  • star rating 08/22/2014
  • Cami from Brooklyn New York
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