Tender and sweet applesauce oatmeal bread is a lovely breaktime treat.
Oatmeal bread infused with sweet applesauce for a moist, sweet treat.
Anytime I need applesauce for one recipe I ultimately follow it up with this one. Not only is it a great way to use up leftover applesauce, but it is so delicious and fragrant. As this bread bakes it fills the house with the sweet scent of apples. A pretty fabulous way to freshen up indoor winter air! Not to mention anyone with a nose is drawn to the kitchen to see what's baking.
This bread doesn't need to be glazed to taste fantastic. If you want to cut the sweetness, just leave off the topping and enjoy the bread as is, rich with apple flavour.
(Makes 8 servings)
2 large eggs
1 cup monk fruit sweetener (or granulated sugar)
1/2 cup plant-based butter, melted
1, 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1, 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 cups confectioners sugar
1 cup applesauce
1/2 cup walnuts, crushed
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 350°F / 180°C and prepare a 9-inch x 5-inch silicone loaf pan by lightly greasing and lining with parchment paper. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk the eggs, sugar, melted butter, and pure vanilla extract.
In another large mixing bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, and cardamom.
Transfer the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix. Add the old fashioned rolled oats and applesauce. Mix to combine.
Por the batter into the loaf pan and bake for 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean. Remove the bread from the oven and set aside to cool to room temperature.
(Optional) If glazing, mix the glaze ingredients together in a small mixing bowl. Once the bread reaches room temperature, use a spatula to spread the glaze over the top of the loaf. Allow time for the glaze to set before serving.
Store bread at room temperature, tightly wrapped, or freeze in an airtight container or stasher bag for up to two months.
Nutritional Information Per Serving:
total calories = 189 | total fat = 7.61g | saturated fat = 2.46g | cholesterol = 48.75mg | sodium = 295.63mg | net carbohydrates = 45.83g | dietary fibre = 1.36g | sugars = 1.23g | protein = 4.41g