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Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Bread

Are you looking for a simple and delicious way to enjoy the flavor and health benefits of oatmeal? Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Bread is an easy-to-make, healthy snack that is sure to please everyone. It’s full of apples, cinnamon and wholesome rolled oats. Plus, you can take it with you on the go!

This treat combines the warmth and sweetness of cinnamon, with juicy apples and hearty oats. The resulting loaf has a soft texture and rich, comforting flavor that is sure to please young and old alike.

Aside from its great taste, it’s easy to make with minimal effort! So go ahead and try this deliciously wholesome snack today!

This recipe was inspired by my Apple Banana Muffins on this site and pairs well with the Apple Cinnamon Butter recipe how to that is below.

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🥘Ingredients

  • Make sure that when you are measuring your all-purpose flour that you use the scoop with a spoon and level with a knife method. That way you get an accurate measurement.
  • Granny Smith apples are a great apple to use in this recipe. However, you can use other flavors.
  • Cinnamon, I mean apples and cinnamon go together perfectly!
  • Applesauce is what helps keep this bread moist.
  • Old-fashioned Rolled Oats is a lovely addition to this bread.
  • Nutmeg and cloves are two spices that really bring the flavor together.
  • Yogurt is another ingredient that really helps keep the bread moist.

💭Why Make this Recipe?

You should totally make this recipe because it’s:

  • a great way to use up your apples.
  • It’s a great snack any time of the day.
  • it’s an easy quick bread that makes the whole house smell wonderful.
  • It’s not overly sweet and perfect with apple cinnamon butter and a cup of coffee.

📖Variations

  • Apples – besides the Granny Smith apples, you can also use Gala since they hold together under heat and with the tartness of the apples it helps cut down on the sweetness.
  • Another delicious bread recipe that uses apples is my Apple Cranberry Bread.

💭Top Tips

  • If you are finding that your bread is too dense, it could be anything from expired baking powder to overmixing. Of course, sometimes the weather outside can play havoc on our baked goods. The main thing is to just mix the ingredients until they are combined.
  • Place a slice of the bread on a microwave safe plate and place it in the microwave for 15 seconds.
  • When you grease the loaf pan with butter, sprinkle some ground cinnamon on top of the butter for an extra burst of cinnamon and flavor!
  • Make sure to dice the apples really small so they cook quickly.
  • Use a whisk and a spatula to stir the ingredients so you don’t overmix it.
  • Use a metal or steel loaf pan to get really golden-brown bread.
  • Let the butter come to room temperature before you use it.
  • You can use either lite or regular yogurt. It’s totally up to you.
  • Serve up this bread with Apple Cinnamon Butter!

Storage

To store the bread, just place it on the counter in an air-tight container.

Can You Freeze It?

Yes! You definitely can! Just wrap the whole loaf (after it’s cooled) in plastic wrap, then place it in a ziploc freezer bag and place it in the freezer. It will last up to one month.

You are ready to eat it, just unthaw at room temperature and you will be good to go.

🍽Equipment

  • Use a whisk and a spatula to stir the ingredients so you don’t overmix it.
  • Use a metal or steel loaf pan to get really golden-brown bread. I have switched all of my glass loaf pans over to these. I absolutely love how baked items and my meat loaf turns out when I use this pan.

🍎How to Make Apple Cinnamon Butter

Making this butter is SO easy! All you need is a stick of good butter that is at room temperature and this Apple Cinnamon Butter seasoning mix from Sugar Plum. Even though this is to make a butter board, which you could definitely still do, it is AMAZING with this bread!

Mix it together in a bowl and you are good to go! It’s so good too just to eat with a spoon; not that I have or anything.

🔪Step by Step Directions

Instructions for how to make Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Bread

You will find complete directions in the recipe card below.

Step 1: Wash, dry, peel, and core your apples. Then dice them into really small pieces. Put them into a medium-sized bowl and set them aside.

Step 2: Preheat the oven.

Step 3: In a large-sized bowl, combine the butter and white granulated sugar together. Then add in the other dry ingredients (brown sugar, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, and ground cloves) and mix together.

Step 4: Add in one egg at a time, then add in the flour, baking soda and baking powder.

Step 5: Add the yogurt, applesauce, and oatmeal into the mixture and stir with a spatula. Then add the apples and mix together.

Step 6: Add into the prepared pan.

Step 7: Bake until done.

🍎Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Bread

If you have leftover apples, then our Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Bread is one to try! Not only is this quick bread full of granny smith apples, but it also has oatmeal, cinnamon, and applesauce. This moist bread is perfect for breakfast or a light snack.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Servings 9 slices

Equipment

  • Medium sized bowl
  • Knife
  • cutting board
  • Large bowl
  • Spatula
  • 9" x 5" loaf pan
  • Stand mixer or hand-held mixer

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Granny Smith apples peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter softened to room temperature
  • 1/8 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon separated. You will use 1 teaspoon in the batter and 1 teaspoon in the loaf pan.
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats

Instructions
 

  • Wash, dry, peel, and core your apples.
  • Chop or dice them into very small pieces. Then add them into a medium-sized bowl and set aside.
  • Preheat the oven to 350° degrees. Then prepare your loaf pan by greasing it with your favorite nonstick spray, butter, or shortening. Then sprinkle 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon into the loaf pan.
  • In a large-sized bowl, using a mixer, cream together the unsalted butter and the white granulated sugar until it's fluffy and creamy.
  • To this mixture, add the light brown sugar, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, ground cloves, and ground cinnamon. Mix together. Then add in your eggs, one at a time until they are thoroughly incorporated.
  • Turn off of the mixer, and add in the all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, and kosher salt. Then using a spatula, mix the ingredients together.
  • Stir in the unsweetened applesauce, plain yogurt, and old-fashioned rolled oats and mix them together. Then add the apples and toss until they are incorporated.
  • Pour the bread batter into the prepared pan and use a knife to level the batter.
  • Bake for 60 minutes then check the bread. Depending on your oven, it may be done. Or it may need more time. Stick a cake tester into the middle of the bread. If it comes out with crumbs on it, it is done. If it comes out still wet, then place it back into the oven for 10-minute increments.

Notes

You can use quick oats in lieu of old-fashioned oats.
We used plain yogurt, but you can use Greek. Keep in mind it may change the taste.
Make sure the baking powder and soda are fresh and not expired. 
You will want to chop your apples as small as possible, so they bake correctly into the bread. 
When prepping your pan, either use nonstick cooking spray, shortening, or unsalted butter. I used butter when doing mine. 
Keyword Apple Bread, Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Bread, Bread recipes
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