Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Bread is a perfect Fall comfort recipe packed with juicy nuggets of apple spiced with cinnamon. The dense oats compliment the flavors of the apple, cinnamon, vanilla, and brown sugar while also balancing out the sweetness.
This is an inexpensive recipe that is easy to make. If you’re intimidated by making bread or just baking in general you have to try this recipe.
Apple and Cinnamon spiced bread
We love this recipe because it’s a sweet snack disguised as a hearty meal, especially if you add nut butter for extra protein. I like adding sunflower butter for extra protein and healthy fats. Combine your favorite nut butter with fresh apples, aromatic cinnamon, wholesome oats, and applesauce frosting! No one will be disappointed.
What’s convenient about this Apple Cinnamon Oat Bread recipe is that it will fit right at home with breakfast, lunch, snack time, or dinner.
The main ingredients that give this Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Bread its flavor and texture are Rolled Oats, chopped apples, and Cinnamon. The dense and chewy texture of the Rolled Oats paired with cinnamon-spiced juicy apple chunks are a perfect combination.
Here is an overview of ingredients you’ll need with the full ingredients list in the recipe card at the bottom of this blog post.
- FLOUR – All-purpose flour is the base for the recipe.
- OLD FASHIONED ROLLED OATS – These give the bread some weight, texture and balances out the sweetness.
- BAKING POWDER – Helps the bread rise by creating small air bubbles so it’s not too flat and dense.
- CINNAMON – This is the spice that brings everything together.
- SALT – Strengthens the dough and enhances the flavor of the baked bread.
- BUTTER – Unsalted butter is recommended for this sweet bread recipe. For best results, the butter needs to sit at room temperature for a couple of hours so that it is soft.
- SUGARS – You’ll need a combination of brown sugar and granulated white sugar.
- EGGS – Only two eggs are needed.
- APPLE SAUCE – This will add flavor and keep the bread moist.
- MILK – Milk helps with the browning of the bread and keeps it soft.
- VANILLA EXTRACT – Will enhance all the other flavors in this recipe. It helps the butter taste more rich, the sugars taste more like caramel and it’s warm flavor pairs with the sweet apples.
- APPLES – The apples in this bread keep it nice and moist while adding bursts of sweet flavor.
How To Make Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Bread
This delicious bread is so easy to get it right! Perfect to bake with the kids.
The following is an overview with the full instructions included in the recipe card at the bottom of this blog post.
- PREP – Preheat the oven to 375℉. Lightly grease a loaf pan and set aside.
- DRY INGREDIENTS – Whisk together all-purpose flour, old-fashioned rolled oats, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
- BUTTER AND SUGARS – In another bowl beat together the softened butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
- WET INGREDIENTS – Add eggs to butter and sugar bowl, and mix. Add apple sauce, milk, and vanilla extract and mix again.
- COMBINE – Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients bowl. Mix until just combined then let the batter sit for 20 minutes for oats to absorb some moisture.
- ADD TO LOAF PAN – Pour half of the batter into the loaf pan and sprinkle half of the chopped apples on top. Repeat by pouring the remaining batter over top and sprinkle with the rest of the apples.
- ADD TOPPING – Mix the cinnamon sugar topping together in a small bowl and sprinkle over top of the apples.
- BAKE – Bake the loaf for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cover the loaf loosely with foil if you notice that it’s starting to brown too much.
- COOL OFF – Let the loaf sit in pan for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool.
- APPLE SELECTION – The best apples to use in baking are firm apples like the Granny Smith apples used in this recipe. There are several others such as Golden Delicious and Honey Crisp. The main thing to avoid here is selecting soft apples that break down and become mushy during the baking process.
- LET IT SIT – Absolutely dive in right away however, remember that sweet breads like this one taste better a day or two after baking.
- STORAGE – If you’re letting it sit overnight or longer, wait until it cools and place in a ziploc bag. Consider using paper towels inside the bag to collect moisture so that the bread doesn’t get wet and mushy on the outside.
- FREEZE FOR LATER – Wait until it cools, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap then place it in a ziplock freezer bag. Thaw at room temperature or using the microwave.
The sweet apples combined with vanilla and cinnamon taste so good it will keep your family coming back for more. The oats make this recipe more filling than bread which makes it a convenient grab-and-go snack. And If you value efficiency, put your time into a recipe like this because it fits into any meal any time of the day.
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Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Bread
- Preheat the oven to 375℉. Lightly grease a loaf pan and set aside.
- In a medium bowl mix together the dry ingredients: all purpose flour, old fashioned rolled oats, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
- In a separate large bowl, beat together the softened butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
- Add in the eggs and mix again.
- Add the apple sauce, milk and vanilla extract and mix again.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients bowl. Mix until just combined. Let the batter sit for 20 minutes for oats to absorb some moisture.
- Pour half of the batter into the loaf pan and sprinkle half of the chopped apples on top.
- Pour the remaining batter overtop and sprinkle with the rest of the apples.
- Mix the cinnamon sugar topping together in a small bowl and sprinkle overtop of the apples.
- Bake the loaf for 50-60 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean. Cover the loaf loosely with foil if you notice that it's starting to brown too much.
- Let the loaf sit in pan for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool.
- Mix together the applesauce and powdered sugar.
- Drizzle on top of the loaf, then slice and serve.