This Applesauce Oatmeal bread recipe is a quick, easy and delicious. It’s perfect as is or you can add nuts, raisins or other additions to your liking.
My mother grew up in a pretty strict household where, if her dad (my grandfather) was home, it was better to be “not” seen or heard. He wasn’t the sweet, come sit on my knee kind of pop. She was one of 9 children, and because of their range in age, my mother doesn’t remember her two older siblings living at home. In addition to her siblings, both of her grandmothers and an uncle lived with them. This was all in a two bedroom one bathroom house.
As you can imagine, they didn’t have much. Her mother baked 13 loaves of bread twice a week. She never measured or followed a recipe, but every loaf turned out perfectly delicious. There were a lot of families that had it rough during this time period, and often they had bread on the table and not much of anything else.
I just love baking bread. All kinds of bread, yeasty loaves, rolls, sweet breads, and my ultimate goal, artisan bread. I haven’t made any one bread so many times that I don’t need to follow a recipe, and I bake because I love it and not out of necessity.
For this reason, I have a couple of challenges that I participate in, on a monthly basis, that is for bread only. Each month the challenge is different. The challenge for the “Bread Bakers” group this month was hosted by Kids and Chic, and our challenge was to create a bread using “oats”. I could really envision a nice crusty oat bread, but when I saw the Applesauce Oatmeal Bread recipe on the King Arthur Flour website, I just knew that I had to make it. I am so glad that I did!
It is a good thing that I took my pictures of the bread the same afternoon that I made it, because it didn’t last two days. My husband and I ate the whole darned thing. We ate it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It was moist and just sweet enough. With this recipe, you could add nuts or fruit, but I kept it simple. Being quick and easy, this bread will be on the rotation of favorite breads to bake.
- 1 cup (7 oz) white granulated sugar
- 1 large eggs, room temperature
- ½ cup (3½ oz) vegetable oil
- 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
- ½ cup (2 ounces) whole wheat flour
- 1 cup (4½ ounces) unbleached all-purpose flour
- ¼ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1½ teaspoons cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon allspice
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ cup (1¾ ounces) rolled oats
- ¾ cup (5 ounces) no sugar added applesauce
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9 x 5 loaf pan.
- In the bowl of an electric stand mixer, combine sugar, eggs, oil and vanilla. Beat to combine.
- In a separate bowl, combine flours, baking powder and soda, spices and salt. Whisk to combine.
- With mixer running, slowly add dry ingredients, oats and applesauce.
- Pour the mixture into the loaf pan, and bake for 55 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
- Remove the bread from the oven and cool completely on a wire rack.
- Store in an airtight container.
What is Bread Bakers? It’s a group of bread loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bread with a common ingredient or theme. You can see all our of lovely bread by following our Bread Bakers Pinterest Board. Links are also updated after each event on the Bread Bakers home page.
How is the monthly theme determined? We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient.
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Oatmeal Bread themed #BreadBakers:
- Agave Oatmeal Sour Dough Bread from My Catholic Kitchen
- Applesauce Oatmeal Bread from Hostess at Heart
- Banana Oatmeal Loaf from Basic N Delicious
- Blueberry Currant Oatmeal Bread from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal Bread from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
- Honey Oatmeal Bread from Recipes, Food and Cooking
- Honey Oatmeal Bread from A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Honey-Oatmeal Muffins from A Baker’s House
- Honey Oats Bread Loaf from Gayathri’s Cook Spot
- Honey Nut Oatmeal Waffles from Magnolia Days
- Honey Wheat Oat Bread from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Irish Oat and Whole Wheat Bread from Cali’s Cuisine
- Lemon Blueberry Oat Bread from Kids & Chic
- Multigrain Twist Bread from What Smells So Good?
- Oat Breadsticks from Passion Kneaded
- Oatmeal and Whole Wheat Rolls from Sneha’s Recipe
- Oatmeal Buttermilk Bread from Ruchik Randhap
- Oatmeal Porridge Sandwich Loaf from Bakers and Best
- Oatmeal Stout Loaf from Food Lust People Love
- Oat & Honey Bread from La Cocina de Aisha
- Oats and Millet Idli from Spice Roots
- Oats Garlic Kulcha from SimplyVeggies
- Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chips Oatmeal Scones from G’Gina’s Kitchenette
- Rolled Oat Sourdough Boule from A Shaggy Dough Story
- Savory Oats Scones from Sara’s Tasty Buds
- Triple Seeded Oat Bread from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
- Whole Wheat Honey Oatmeal Bread from Spill the Spices
I would like to dedicate this post to Selma who lost her battle to cancer on July 4th, 2015. Selma also loved baking bread and was a talented baker, friend, mother and so much more. She had a sourdough starter that she called “Twinkle”. Selma sent me some of this starter that I cherish and will be featuring in a future post. Angie is is allowing us to participate in a special tribute to Selma through our Fiesta Friday group, along with foodbod, The Not So Creative Cook, and birgerbird.