Glazed Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Bread

Glazed Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Bread - soft and moist, and bursting with apple flavor. No mixer required!

My mom is one of my best taste testers. She’s pretty good about being honest with me, and I’ve even got a few “not my favorite” or “little too sweet for me” when I have brought something over for her to try. We all need those people in our lives, right? The kind of friend who will tell you when your eyebrows need attention, or you have basil in your teeth. I promise I’ll be the first to tell you if you ever fit into either of these categories, okay?

Glazed Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Bread - soft and moist, and bursting with apple flavor. No mixer required!

Because the applesauce I used to make this amazing Glazed Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Bread came from my mom which she made from her very own apple tree, I really wanted to give her some of this bread to try. So I ran some over (she lives 2 minutes away from me). After she tasted it, she said, “This is OUTSTANDING!”

So there you go, it’s mom approved. And yes, it is apple picking time here. We are seasonally confused here in sunny old AZ.

Glazed Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Bread - soft and moist, and bursting with apple flavor. No mixer required!

You’ll looove the glaze we’ve got going on here. I completely ADORE glazes on sweet breads. Keeps them so moist and just really takes them to the next level of yummy-liciousness. I just checked and that’s not a real word, unless you hyphenate it… so we’re good!

Glazed Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Bread - soft and moist, and bursting with apple flavor. No mixer required!

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Glazed Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Bread
Serves: 2 loaves
  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1/2 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and grease two loaf pans. I used two 1.5 quart Pyrex glass loaf pans.
  2. In a large bowl, mix by hand flour, oats, salt, cinnamon, and baking powder. Set aside.
  3. In another bowl, mix sugar, oil, eggs, yogurt, applesauce, and vanilla, then stir into dry ingredients by hand until just combined.
  4. Divide batter between the two loaf pans and bake for 43-45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  5. Remove from the oven and whisk together the powdered sugar and applesauce for the glaze.
  6. When the bread has cooled for a bit, remove from the pan onto a cooling rack and spoon the glaze over the top. Allow the glaze to set before slicing.

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  1. Alexis @ Upside Down Pear says

    This looks absolutely lovely!! Of course, anything mom approved must be good :) I’m definitely going to have to try this. I don’t usually glaze any of my breads, but I think I’m going to have to make an exception!!

  2. Min says

    Hehe I def need a friend who tells me that my eyebrows are out of control ;). Yes, you are a sweet dear friend. Your mom has an apple tree? So jealous..we tried growing one of those..I blame it on the Texas weather haha. Love glazes on breads as well. I am def pinning this recipe! Mother approved = AMAZING! I appreciate your healthy substitutions as well. Hope you’re doing well, Julie! Happy forth of July. I’m going to be missing out on all the festivities this year so I shall try to live vicariously through some of you guys ;).

  3. Cheryl says

    I’m on weight watcher just wondering if you know the break down of everything so I can count it for the points.


    • Julie says

      Hi Jenna, I haven’t tried making it with any kind of sugar substitute so I’m really not sure how it would turn out. Let me know how it goes if you try it with any substitutions.

    • Julie says

      I haven’t tried this recipe in a muffin tin, but I think it would work out great. Just reduce your baking time to about 17-18 minutes. Check a muffin by poking the top with a toothpick. If it comes out clean, they’re done! Hope you enjoy!

  4. Lesli says

    Your apple bread looks incredible! I’m sure it’s extra moist (and healthy!) with the Greek yogurt and applesauce. Your idea of using applesauce in the glaze is brilliant! I’m so making this bread very soon! Pinning it now:)

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