This supremely simple quick bread comes together in minutes and gets eaten almost as fast in my house!
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.
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!
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.
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.
- 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
Preheat oven to 350F and line a 9 inch x 5 inch loaf pan with parchment.
Add sugar, eggs, oil, and vanilla to a large mixing bowl and whisk together.
Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
Bake for 50-60 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.
Allow to cool completely, cut, and serve with butter or honey-butter.