Looking for a good treat to take to Life Group, I tried an apple cinnamon oatmeal bread. I made this with Mott's Natural Applesauce, but next time I'll make it with my own Spiced Country Applesauce. I think using this applesauce will add some extra flavor to the bread. If you use unseasoned applesauce, increase the cinnamon and nutmeg. Yum.
Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Bread
1/4 C butter, softened
3/4 C brown sugar
1/2 C water
1 3/4 C applesauce
1 C flour
1/2 C wheat flour
1 1/2 C oats (I used Old Fashioned)
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp.baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. nutmeg
1-2 T brown sugar (for sprinkling on the top)
Cream together the butter and sugar. Then, add the applesauce. Add in 2 eggs and 1/2 C water. To the creamed mixture, add the oats, flour, cinnamon, salt, baking powder, and nutmeg.
Pour into a greased bundt pan (or 2 loaf pans).
Sprinkle the brown sugar over the top of the dough.
Bake at 350 for 45-60 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.
Cool for ~5 minutes in the pan, and then remove to a wire cooling wrack.
Cool completely before slicing.
Enjoy as a sweet treat, a yummy snack, or even breakfast. This is excellent with tea.
Overall, we liked this bread; the texture is more chewy with the oats and the applesauce, but we enjoyed it!
This recipe is linked to Tasty Tuesday, Save Room For Dessert, Ingredient Spotlight.