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Applesauce Oatmeal Bread – #Breadbakers

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.

A loaf of Applesauce Oatmeal bread wrapped in parchment paper. The front two slices it in front of the loaf.

I just love baking bread. All kinds of bread, yeasty loaves, rolls, sweet bread, and my ultimate goal, artisan bread. I haven’t made any 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. Especially bread like this Applesauce Oatmeal Bread Recipe!

Slices of Applesauce Oatmeal Bread with a dollop of butter.

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.

[clickToTweet tweet=”Applesauce Oatmeal Bread #Recipe #Breadbakers #KingArthurFlour ” quote=”This Applesauce Oatmeal Bread Recipe is a slightly sweet healthier recipe. “]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.

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A loaf of Applesauce Oatmeal bread wrapped in parchment paper. The front two slices it in front of the loaf.

I’m glad that I have the choice to bake bread and love learning more about it. Occasionally, I participate in a monthly bread baking group. 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 bread to bake.

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Applesauce Oatmeal Bread

Author: Hostess At Heart
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.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Keyword: Applesauce Oatmeal Bread, Homemade bread
Servings: 18 slices


  • 1 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 large eggs room temperature
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup 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 the 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.


Recipe Adapted from King Arthur Flour


Calories: 150kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 1gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 103mgPotassium: 45mgSugar: 12gVitamin A: 15IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 10mgIron: 0.6mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

This recipe was calculated using the exact brands and measurements I used to make this recipe. If you are following a strict diet please note changing anything will cause the nutritional info to change. My calculations are intended as a guide only.

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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.

Here are a couple more of my favorite Quick Bread recipes!

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Grandpa George’s ZBread (Zucchini Bread) Recipe

Top angle view of a loaf of zucchini bread with a white dish holding butter and a knife next to it. Raw zucchini sit next to the bread.

Cranberry Apple Streusel Bread Recipe

A loaf of Cranberry Apple Streusel Bread drizzled with a powdered sugar glaze on a white plate. A large slice is on its side in front of the loaf showing the cranberry running throughout

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Sally T

Saturday 30th of May 2020

We love bread! Plus we use a lot of oatmeal. This with a cup of coffee makes me happy.

Sylvia Fraser

Saturday 29th of August 2015

So looking forward to trying this - we have tons of apples in the garden this year due to an exceptionally wet (even more than usual) Scottish Summer. Thank you.

Julie Menghini

Wednesday 2nd of September 2015

Thank you so much Sylvia! We are just entering our apple season and I love cooking with them.

Barbara belt

Tuesday 11th of August 2015

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Julie Menghini

Tuesday 11th of August 2015

That is wonderful Barbara! I think I have you signed up. I was making some changes to my site so that may have been the issue. I generally post twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays. If you see that you didn't get something, please please please let me know. Thank you and enjoy your day!

Gerard Villanueva

Saturday 25th of July 2015

Nice job on the bread. I'm sure Selma would have loved it. She would also be happy about "Twinkle" 's legacy living on!

Julie Menghini

Saturday 25th of July 2015

Thank you so much Gerard. I think Selma would have liked it too. We often talked about our bread baking. She was much more advanced than I but left behind a great legacy of people she helped. I appreciate your stopping and taking the time to comment.

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