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Applesauce Oatmeal Quick Bread

Applesauce Oatmeal Bread

This supremely simple quick bread comes together in minutes and gets eaten almost as fast in my house!

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This quick bread is a total happy accident. I bought a jar of applesauce that was much larger than I needed when I made my Applesauce Sheet Cake last week. I wanted to come up with a way to use the remaining applesauce. I was considering applesauce cookies, but then I remembered a really great oatmeal quick bread that I bought at a bake sale a couple of years ago.

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I love a good quick bread, but they’re not as easy to come by as you might think. What I love most about this Applesauce Oatmeal Quick Bread recipe is the moist and robust texture thanks to… well.. the applesauce and oatmeal!

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applesauce quick bread from above

You can spice this bread however you like. I often use the spice listings in a recipe as a general guideline. I like spiced baked goods to have a lot of kick. If you’re missing one of the spices or you prefer a different profile, feel free to use whatever you like. You could even swap in a spice blend like pumpkin pie spice mix.

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Applesauce Oatmeal Quick Bread

A lovely spiced quick bread with a hearty texture from the oatmeal and a lovely moist texture and sweetness from the applesauce.

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword apple, applesauce, baking, best dessert, Best Recipe, bread, dessert, easy recipe, oatmeal, quick bread, recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12 servings
Author we are all magic

Ingredients

  • 1 cup granulated sugar 198g
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup neutral vegetable oil, like canola 99g
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 177g
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats, old fashioned or minute 50g
  • 3/4 cup applesauce 170g

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line a 9 inch x 5 inch loaf pan with parchment.

  2. Add sugar, eggs, oil, and vanilla to a large mixing bowl and whisk together.

  3. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.

  4. Bake for 50-60 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.

  5. Allow to cool completely, cut, and serve with butter or honey-butter.

This supremely simple quick bread comes together in minutes and gets eaten almost as fast in my house! It's lovely and sweet and moist from the applesauce and has a heartiness and fab texture from the oatmeal.
This supremely simple quick bread comes together in minutes and gets eaten almost as fast in my house! It’s lovely and sweet and moist from the applesauce and has a heartiness and fab texture from the oatmeal.
This supremely simple quick bread comes together in minutes and gets eaten almost as fast in my house! It's lovely and sweet and moist from the applesauce and has a heartiness and fab texture from the oatmeal.
This supremely simple quick bread comes together in minutes and gets eaten almost as fast in my house! It’s lovely and sweet and moist from the applesauce and has a heartiness and fab texture from the oatmeal.
Appetizers Recipe Snacks

Everything Bagel Seasoned Quick Snack “Crackers”

Buttery pastry shards with a spice blend that tastes just like the seasoning on top of "everything bagels". Ready in a jiffy!

I have created a new obsession! This is new recipe is going to be added to my list of go-to snacks when I have a savory craving and want something QUICK and simple!

Trader Joe's Everything But The Bagel Sesame Seasoning Blend
Trader Joe’s Everything But The Bagel Sesame Seasoning Blend

Now everyone and their brother has written about the Trader Joe’s “Everything But the Bagel” spice blend. It’s amazing! Sweet Paul even has a recipe to make your own at home! It really does taste exactly like the topping on an everything bagel. I love to experiment with the blend and add it to everything… I’ve even tried it on ice cream! Not gonna lie… wasn’t my best move ever. It’s really good on buttered popcorn, buttered toast, and sprinkled into stir fry.

So… yesterday I had a CRAVING… I had just gotten home from the gym and I wanted a salty snack. It’s been so cold in Brooklyn that we’ve not been keeping our pantry stocked quite like we usually do. I opened the freezer and I saw that I had a 2-pack of Trader Joe’s pie crust with one roll remaining. The use-by date was last week… I’m not one to waste food, so I decided to figure something out. But I didn’t want to wait to defrost, so I needed to get creative.

A quick scan of the cupboards and the fridge was leaving me at a loss. I was thinking maybe just baking it and putting strawberry jam on it? That woulda been delish, but I wanted something SALTY. Then it hit me! I grabbed the “Everything But the Bagel” blend… an egg… and cranked the oven to 450F! I decided to break the dough up into “rustic” shards and I left a few of the pieces really long. I sprinkled liberally with the seasoning too. Within 15 minutes I had the most gorgeous snack “crackers” sitting in front of me! The hardest part of the whole recipe was WAITING a few minutes for the crackers to cook so I wouldn’t burn my fingers or tongue when I grabbed one and scarfed it down!

Buttery pastry shards with a spice blend that tastes just like the seasoning on top of "everything bagels". Ready in a jiffy!
Buttery pastry shards with a spice blend that tastes just like the seasoning on top of “everything bagels”. Ready in a jiffy!

From now on when I buy 2-packs of frozen pie crust I always know what I can do with any leftovers! I didn’t have any cream cheese in the house, but I’m SURE it would taste absolutely incredible on these crackers. I would also love to try them with cream cheese and LOX! Next time! Now I’m motivated to run down to Trader Joe’s and stock up on supplies!

Everything Seasoned Quick Snack Crackers

This recipe has just three simple ingredients! It’s a super quick way to satisfy a snack craving for something warm, buttery, and savory!

Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword appetizer, craving, everything, everything bagel, everything but the bagel, frozen pie crust, pastry, pie crust, snack, trader joe’s
Servings 4 servings
Author we are all magic

Ingredients

  • 1-2 rolls of frozen pie crust do not thaw
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Trader Joe’s Everything But the Bagel Seasoning

Instructions

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment and preheat oven to 450F.

  2. Break up frozen pastry into shards. I left some of them really long because I thought it would look pretty… and it did!

  3. Brush each of the pieces of frozen pastry with beaten egg.

  4. Sprinkle the tray full of frozen pastry with as much everything bagel seasoning as you like.

  5. Bake for 10 minutes, until golden brown.

  6. Allow to cool on baking tray and serve warm.