Made with whole grains, spiced with cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, and naturally sweetened with pure maple syrup and applesauce, this healthy applesauce bread is made in 1 bowl and bakes up moist and delicious!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9 x 5 loaf pan with oil, or line with parchment paper.
Mix dry ingredients: In a medium/large mixing bowl, combine the flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, and salt.
Add wet ingredients: Add the applesauce, maple syrup, and milk to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Be careful to not overmix.
Bake: Pour batter into prepared loaf pan, optionally top with a small handful of whole or quick oats, place pan in the oven and bake for 55 minutes. Let cool before slicing.
Makes 8 – 10 slices
Store: Keep leftovers covered for 4 days. To keep longer, store in the refrigerator for 2 weeks or in the freezer for up to 2 months.
Since this bread doesn’t have much fat, it has a slightly chewy texture. If it bothers you and you don’t mind oil, feel free to replace the non-dairy milk with oil.
In place of pure maple syrup, use pure cane white or brown sugar, coconut sugar, date paste, or 1/2 cup chopped dates. It’s extremely versatile!
Gluten-free: To make this GF, use a good gluten-free flour blend such as 1 to 1 Gluten-Free Flour Blend by Bob’s Red Mills.
Sugar-free: Sub the maple syrup with a zero sugar Monk Fruit Sweetener.
Keywords: applesauce bread, vegan applesauce bread