Applesauce oatmeal bread is a delicious sweet quick bread that’s perfect for breakfast, tea time, snack or even a light dessert. The vanilla honey butter helps take to the next level of yumminess!
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A lovely sweet quick bread that is loaded with applesauce and oatmeal. The result is a perfect fall treat. Serve up a slice with a smattering of vanilla honey butter as a great breakfast, tea time treat, snack or light dessert.
The start of fall signals more than just a season change to me. Yes, the weather change is definitely welcomed. I’d say more so with each passing year!
The crisp air also signals the start of two ancillary seasons that get me even more excited; baking season and oatmeal season. (Chili and soup season too, but we can talk about that more some other time!)
As the days get shorter and cooler, it is easier to think about spending the day making great food. Also the food I crave starts to get heartier and warmer.
This works on all of those fronts! First, it smells amazing while it is baking.
The sweet scents of apples, cinnamon and vanilla make you crave a slice long before you take a bite.
Then there is the lovely texture. It is moist and delicious with a perfectly dense crumb. The perfect texture for cutting a nice big slice and spreading it with a touch of butter.
I mixed in a healthy bit of my favorite Flahavan’s oats and they mostly melt right into the bread. So I sprinkled a few on top to make sure you knew it was in there.
I think we all know my love for oatmeal runs deep. I have tons of great baked oatmeal recipes here on the blog. If you’ve only ever had dense or bland baked oatmeal, promise me you’ll give one of my recipes a try!
The bread is good on its own. Just image a slice with a mug of coffee or spiced tea. But if you want to take it to the next level, schmear on a bit of vanilla honey butter!
In less than a minute and only a few ingredients, you can make this thing soar! In fact, you may want to make extra butter to put on everything!
Last year I celebrated the advent if baking season with a fabulous applesauce cake with soft and creamy caramel frosting celebrating my favorite fruit of the season and the deliciousness that is vanilla.
I also created an apple pie steel cut oatmeal recipe that people are still raving about. It is another one that smells fantabulous while it’s cooking. Plus it is absolutely loaded with apple goodness and oats.
This year I thought I’d keep it a bit more simple, but no less delicious. Do yourself a favor and give all three a try. Then come back and let me know what you think!
That does it for #appleweek 2018. There have been 6 brand new recipes on my blog this week and about 200 from all of the bloggers participating!
I hope you have enjoyed appleweek as much as I have. I have a ton of new recipes to try and blogs to follow. No wonder this is one of my favorite weeks of the year!
- 1 cup applesauce (I used unsweetened)
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup oil
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 1/4 cups flour
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
- dash nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup oatmeal
- Optional: 1 Tablespoon additional oats for top
Vanilla Honey Butter
- 4 Tablespoons butter, softened
- 2 teaspoons honey
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
- Preheat oven to 350° F and grease a 9×5″ loaf pan
- In a large bowl, mix together applesauce, sugar, eggs, oil and vanilla.
- In a separate bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and oats.
- Mix dry ingredients into we ingredients until just combined.
- Pour into prepared loaf pan. Sprinkle with oats if desired.
- Bake for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out mostly clean.
- Cool in the pan for about 10 minutes and then turn out and cool completely on a wire rack before slicing.
Vanilla Honey Butter
- Mix together butter, honey and vanilla until smooth and creamy.
- Spread over cooled or slightly warmed slices of bread.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 193Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 164mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 1gSugar: 20gProtein: 3g
All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.