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?
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.
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!
Whether it’s truly apple season or not, if you have access to some tart Granny Smith apples, try making homemade applesauce. Serve some with dinner and then use the extra to make this bread!
Here is a great recipe for Homemade Applesauce. I like to make it in the crockpot on low for about 6 hours. I use an immersion blender to make it smooth!
I have also made this bread with store-bought applesauce and it still tastes good, but lacks a little bit of the apple flavor that comes from using tart apples to make homemade applesauce.
Homemade applesauce will usually be thicker than store-bought, so you may need to add just a bit more flour if your applesauce has more moisture. The homemade applesauce I used had more of scoop-able consistency rather than a pourable consistency.
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Glazed Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Bread
- Prep Time: 30 minutes
- Cook Time: 45 minutes
- Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
- Yield: 1 loaf 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Bake
- Cuisine: American
This bread is ridiculously soft and moist, and is bursting with apple flavor. No mixer required!
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup vegetable oil
- 2 eggs beaten
- 1/2 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
- 1 cup applesauce (homemade or chunky style is best)
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup powdered sugar (add more if needed to thicken)
- 1/4 cup applesauce
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and grease loaf pan. I used a 9.25 by 5.25 by 2.75 inch metal nonstick loaf pan.
- In a large bowl, mix by hand flour, oats, salt, cinnamon, and baking powder. Set aside.
- In another bowl, mix sugar, oil, eggs, yogurt, applesauce, and vanilla, then stir into dry ingredients by hand until just combined.
- Scoop the batter into the loaf pan and bake for 45-48 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Remove from the oven and whisk together the powdered sugar and applesauce for the glaze.
- When the bread has cooled for just a bit, pour the glaze over the top. It will settle into the cracks and keep the bread moist. The glaze will set, but will remain slightly sticky.
- Serving Size: 1 slice
- Calories: 359
- Sugar: 30g
- Sodium: 142mg
- Fat: 15g
- Saturated Fat: 1.4g
- Unsaturated Fat: 13g
- Trans Fat: 0.3g
- Carbohydrates: 52g
- Fiber: 1.7g
- Protein: 5g
- Cholesterol: 32mg
Keywords: glazed apple cinnamon oatmeal bread, apple bread, applesauce glaze, bread
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Can this be made in a cake pan or a 9 x 13 pan? I have a breakfast potluck for a large group. Thanks
I would definitely need to test it out in a 9 by 13 – I think you would need to double the recipe, but not sure on the baking time. Let me know how it goes if you try it!
So I’m confused.. because the bread has now been in the oven for 1 hour and not ready yet still..I’m reading some of the posts and someone mentioned do you use two baking pans or to glass however in your instructions you don’t mention to use two pans can you confirm this thank you so much
Hi Renee! I used a 9.25 by 5.25 by 2.75 inch metal nonstick loaf pan. Keep it in until a toothpick comes out clean – there are a few variables… consistency of the applesauce and oven temps used will affect baking time.
Wonderful, love it! For a second I thought of eating the batter raw – the cinnamon just smelled sooo good.. 🙂
Thank you for helping me survive the exam period. 🙂
Greetings from Brno,
So glad you enjoyed, and best of luck with your exams!
Made this today. I doubled the recipe thinking I had enough yogurt, but didn’t. So I used half yogurt and half sour cream. The bread came out delicious and moist. Definitely on my “repeat” list!
So glad it worked out! Thanks Denise!
This recipe is very good. I followed it exactly the first time but the second time I adjusted some of the amounts. I used 3/4 cup sugar and added finely chopped apple. I also added 2 tablespoons of cinnamon rather than the 2 teaspoons as I felt that it could hardly be tasted. The 2 tbsp gives it a wonderful cinnamony taste. It’s personal preference of course. I find cinnamon to be under used in many recipes. This is a wonderfully moist and tender recipe so don’t be afraid to play around with it! Thank you for sharing it!
I’ll try more cinnamon next time – great tip! Thanks so much for the feedback, Wendy.
Rita Braddock says
Easy to make and very yummy!!!! I didn’t mix the wet ingredients separately. I just put it in the dry ingredient bowl and mixed it together. The bread turned out fine.
Good to know! Thank you, Rita.
We love this recipe and I get lots of compliments when I take it to a potluck! It’s so easy to make, too! To die for when I use my chunky homemade applesauce, but unsweetened store-bought will do in a pinch.
I absolutely cant wait to try this recipe. do you have any suggestions nondairy ingredients i could substitute for yoghurt? I want to make sure its still moist! thanks.
I was wondering if you could substitute Apple butter for applesauce.
I think apple butter would be sweeter and have a little less moisture than the applesauce, so I can’t be sure that would work without trying it first.
Hi! Could you tell me how I can make this recipe without using yogurt?
Like, a dairy free version?
The yogurt is just a substitute to add more protein anyway, right? Is there an original version you could send me? Thanks.
Hi, sorry but I haven’t tested this recipe without the yogurt – it does add moisture. I’m not sure how easy it is to find, but I know there is yogurt made from coconut milk that could be substituted. Hope this helps!
This looks so good! What a great one to make for a friend!
Thanks for sharing! Does it keep long?
It should keep well for 3-4 days.
I have no idea how you made this with baking it for 45-48 min. Mine has been in for an hour and 15 min and still very much not done. Does this make two loaves! It says it’s for one but my loaf is way bigger than your pics and is taking a lot longer! Thanks. And I did use the 1X recipe. Not the double.
This is a great basic recipe that you could play with. I always try a recipe as is first then I adjust to my liking. This time I added coconut, ground flax seed, dark chocolate, brown sugar(less because I found the first time was too sweet) and protein powder. I also make these into muffins and don’t do the glaze.
Thanks for such a great recipe.
This looks delicious, thank you sharing!
Nice and healthy bread recipe. I will try it for sure.
This was really delicious! I added a teaspoon of ground ginger as well and it was beautiful. Took about 10 minutes longer than stated, but was just lovely.
This was a disappointment. I baked it for 50 minutes . Let set 10 min as directed, put glaze on . Your glaze is pictured kinda white color( whys that?) I followed the recipe . I cut into it about hour later & TOTAL MUSH, not cooked enough at all. 50 min, what a disappointment
I love your recipe but one thing…..not enough apple flavor🙂
I definitely wish I would of read the comments before making this bread. I only used one loaf pan and it definitely needs to be separated into 2 pans. I cooked it for an hour and the whole center was still raw. I did eat the edges and it is so delicious, but I’m disappointed that I had to throw most of it away. Use 2 loaf pans or cook for way longer than recommended time!