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Apple Oat Bread

in quick and easy whole grain dairy free gluten free overnight guaranteed classic

Author: Susan Reid

Apple Oat Bread Recipe

Studded with nuts and dried apples, this hearty, whole-grain loaf is excellent toasted on its own or used as a base for a stellar grilled cheese sandwich.

At a glance

1 loaf, 16 slices
Nutrition information


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  1. In a large bowl, pour the boiling water over the steel-cut oats. Stir in 2 tablespoons of the boiled cider and set aside.
  2. In a separate heatproof bowl, combine the remaining 2 tablespoons boiled cider with the dried apple pieces. Cover and microwave for 1 to 2 minutes, to help the apples absorb the cider. Set aside.
  3. Add the salt, cinnamon, yeast, flours, and dry milk to the cooled oat mixture. Mix and knead until you have a soft, slightly sticky dough. Knead in the toasted nuts. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover, and let rise for about 2 hours, until puffy looking.
  4. Gently flatten the dough into a rough rectangle on a lightly greased or floured surface. Spread with the apples, then roll up and shape into a log, a round, or an oval loaf, whichever you prefer. Place the shaped bread onto slightly greased or parchment-lined baking sheet (or into a greased 9" x 5" loaf pan, if you've shaped a log). Cover with greased plastic and let rise for 1 hour, or until puffy looking.
  5. Towards the end of the rising time, preheat the oven to 375°F.
  6. Uncover the risen loaf and slash the top. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, until the bread is deep brown and its interior reads 195°F when measured with a digital thermometer.
  7. Remove the bread from the oven, and cool completely before slicing.
  8. Store the bread, tightly wrapped in plastic, at room temperature for several days; freeze for longer storage.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1/2" slice, 77g
  • Servings Per Batch 16
Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 199
  • Calories from Fat 54
  • Total Fat 6g
  • Saturated Fat 1g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 232mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 3g
  • Dietary Fiber 3g
  • Sugars 8g
  • Protein 6g

* The nutrition information provided for this recipe is determined by the ESHA Genesis R&D software program. Substituting any ingredients may change the posted nutrition information.