Oat flour applesauce bread is a quick, easy-to-make gluten-free bread that is loaded with fall flavor. It is the perfect way to use leftover homemade applesauce.
It’s also made in one bowl, so all you have to do is mix everything in a large bowl, pour it into a loaf pan, and bake it. You don’t need any fancy equipment to make this applesauce bread recipe. Just a whisk, a large bowl, and a loaf pan. With a warm cinnamon and nutmeg flavor, this applesauce bread is simply addicting.
The Magic Of Apple Sauce
Most baked goods contain oil or butter. These ingredients are often high in saturated fats. Applesauce is the perfect healthy alternative to oil or butter, as it is low in saturated fat.
It adds moisture to the bread and decreases the calorie count significantly. The best part is that no one will ever know the bread has no oil or butter unless they read the recipe.
What Kind Of Applesauce Should You Use For Bread
Use the right kind of applesauce to make this applesauce bread. Of course, homemade apple sauce is best since it has a fresh apple flavor. However, most people don’t have time to make applesauce, so they opt for store bought applesauce.
Store bought applesauce is fine as long as you use the unsweetened kind. If you use sweetened applesauce, the bread will be too sweet. You will have to decrease the sweetener to 3/4 cup.
Do not use spiced applesauce, either. The bread already contains spices, so if you use spiced applesauce spice flavor will be overbearing. This is why it’s best to use unsweetened, unflavored applesauce.
Tips For Making Oat Flour Applesauce Bread
Use certified gluten-free oat flour. Sometimes, oats can be processed in the same facility as wheat products, which may lead to cross-contamination. To avoid any issues, buy oat flour labeled certified gluten-free.
Line your loaf pan with parchment paper. The oat flour bread will be released from the pan easily. Use a sheet of parchment that is larger than the loaf pan so the excess paper hangs over the sides of the pan. Moreover, you can use the overhang to lift the bread out of the pan instead of inverting it on a wire rack and flipping it over.
The oat flour applesauce bread takes a little longer to bake than traditional applesauce bread. If it is browning too much, tent the bread with foil. The crust won’t burn, and the inside of the bread will cook.
Let the oat flour applesauce bread cool completely. The bread will have a fragile structure. It will fall apart if you cut it too soon.
I know it’s hard to wait to cut the bread with the aroma of cinnamon and nutmeg flowing through the air, but I am speaking from experience. There’s nothing worse than watching your beautifully browned loaf of applesauce bread crumble before your eyes. So let it cool completely before cutting it.
This oat flour applesauce bread recipe is very tasty. However, there are lots of ways to customize this recipe to make it even better.
- Apples: Add 1 cup of minced Granny Smith apples. They will give the bread some texture and a beautiful tart flavor that contrasts perfectly with the sweet flavor of the bread.
- Chocolate Or Cinnamon Chips: Add 1/2 cup of chocolate or cinnamon chips to the applesauce bread batter before baking it. It will be a sweet addition to the bread.
- Apple Pie Spice: Instead of adding cinnamon and nutmeg to the batter, add 1-1 1/2 teaspoons of apple pie spice. It will give the applesauce bread a deeper, more complex spice flavor.
- Apple Butter: Use apple butter instead of applesauce. The apple flavor will be even stronger.
- Add raisins and walnuts: Raisins will add a chewy burst of sweetness, while walnuts will add a nutty crunch to the bread.
Storing Oat Flour Applesauce Bread
To store the applesauce bread, let it cool completely. Store the applesauce bread at room temperature in an airtight container for 3-4 days.
You can also freeze the applesauce bread. Let it cool completely, then wrap the applesauce bread tightly with plastic wrap or foil. Next, place the applesauce bread in a large freezer bag. Freeze it for 2-3 months.
Alternatively, you can also freeze the bread in single slices. First, cut the bread into slices, then wrap each slice individually with plastic wrap. Next, place the applesauce bread into a freezer bag and freeze it.
When you are ready to eat the applesauce bread, remove the entire loaf of however many slices you need and let them thaw on the counter.
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10 servings per container
- Amount Per ServingCalories70
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat 0.6g 0%
- Cholesterol 53mg 18%
- Sodium 325mg 14%
- Potassium 75mg 3%
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber 1.6g 4%
- Sugars 1.9g
- Protein 3.2g 6%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.