With a simple apple cinnamon flavor, this gluten-free Cinnamon Applesauce Oat Bread is the perfect bread to bake up for picky eaters or apple and cinnamon lovers!
Have you ever had Applesauce-based bread before?
A majority of the sugar is replaced with applesauce, creating a lightly sweetened bread, with a hint of apple flavor.
My kids go crazy for this Cinnamon Applesauce Oat Bread (in loaf or muffin form!) because of it’s simple flavors. A breeze to whip up, this bread is a family favorite that never gets old.
Ready to bake? 🙂
Begin by preheating your oven to 350 and lining a loaf pan with parchment paper.
This is KEY: Line your loaf pan with two edges of parchment paper sticking out, so you can easily remove your baked loaf of bread later. This method is a whole lot easier (and turns out prettier) than the old method of putting a plate on top and flipping it over and out of the pan. My mom taught me that one.. and sorry, Mom, but I prefer parchment paper! 🙂
Now you can mix together all of your dry ingredients in a medium sized mixing bowl (flour, oats, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg).
About those oats… are you baking in high altitude? Use QUICK oats instead of regular, old-fashioned oats. Because baked goods tend to dry out in high altitude faster, you want to use oats that draw out less moisture, which would be quick oats.
If you need to use gluten-free oats, be sure to use certified gluten-free.
Because I bake in high altitude, I used quick oats for my bread and, as you can see, the inside of this Cinnamon Applesauce Oat Bread still looks moist.
Next, whisk together your coconut oil and brown sugar till creamy. This whole loaf only contains 1/2 cup of sugar – isn’t that great?!
In the next step you’ll be adding in several cold ingredients. To keep your coconut oil from returning to solid, I recommend microwaving your applesauce and milk first, till they’re room temperature.
Now, add in your applesauce, eggs, vanilla, and milk and whisk together.
Pour your dry ingredients into your wet ingredients and stir till all is well incorporated.
Pour your batter into your loaf pan (sprinkles a few oats on top for fun, if you’d like!) and bake in the oven for about 55-60 minutes, or till the top has set and a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Your Cinnamon Applesauce Oat Bread should have a little bit of a crusty top, with a moist interior. The perfect texture for a quick bread!
I hope you make this Cinnamon Applesauce Oat Bread and add it to your list of family favorite breakfasts.
I’d recommend topping it with some healthy Chia Seed Jam or almond butter, or both! 🙂
Looking for other easy, family breakfast ideas? Check out my Banana Bread (gluten-free option, with a high altitude option) or my gluten-free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies (that fly off the counter crazy fast!).
- 1 1/2 cups gluten-free all purpose flour (I use Bob’s Red Mill 1-to-1)
- 1 cup old-fashioned oats (certified gluten-free)
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted (or butter)
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup applesauce
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup almond milk (or milk of choice)
Preheat your oven to 350 and line a loaf pan with parchment paper, leaving edges out of two sides to easily remove the baked bread with later.
In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine your dry ingredients (flour, oats, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg) and stir together.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together your coconut oil and brown sugar. Add in your applesauce, eggs, vanilla and almond milk and whisk again till all is well incorporated.
Pour your dry ingredients into your wet ingredients and stir till all is well combined.
Pour into your loaf pan and bake in the oven for 55-60 minutes, or till the top of the bread is set and a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Let your loaf cool entirely before removing and slicing. Devour!