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Saturday, September 29, 2018

Applesauce Oatmeal Bread With Vanilla Honey Butter

Applesauce oatmeal bread is a delicious sweet quick bread that's perfect for breakfast, tea time, snack or even a light dessert. The vanilla honey butter helps take to the next level of yumminess!

This post is sponsored on behalf of #AppleWeek.  I received product for recipe development and prizes for readers to win. As always, all opinions are my own. 

slices of applesauce oatmeal bread with some vanilla honey butter spread on top

      A lovely sweet quick bread that is loaded with applesauce and oatmeal. The result is a perfect fall treat. Serve up a slice with a smattering of vanilla honey butter as a great breakfast, tea time treat, snack or light dessert.

         The start of fall signals more than just a season change to me. Yes, the weather change is definitely welcomed. I'd say more so with each passing year!

batter bowl with ingredients inside and bottle of rodelle vanilla by it

         The crisp air also signals the start of two ancillary seasons that get me even more excited; baking season and oatmeal season. (Chili and soup season too, but we can talk about that more some other time!)

           As the days get shorter and cooler, it is easier to think about spending the day making great food. Also the food I crave starts to get heartier and warmer.

        This works on all of those fronts! First, it smells amazing while it is baking.

box of flahavan's oatmeal next to bowl of dry ingredients for bread

      The sweet scents of apples, cinnamon and Rodelle vanilla make you crave a slice long before you take a bite.

        Then there is the lovely texture. It is moist and delicious with a perfectly dense crumb. The perfect texture for cutting a nice big slice and spreading it with a touch of butter.

applesauce oatmeal bread batter in bread pan with oatmeal sprinkled on top

       I mixed in a healthy bit of my favorite Flahavan's oats and they mostly melt right into the bread. So I sprinkled a few on top to make sure you knew it was in there.

       I think we all know my love for oatmeal runs deep. I have tons of great baked oatmeal recipes here on the blog. If you've only ever had dense or bland baked oatmeal, promise me you'll give one of my recipes a try!

loaf of applesauce oatmeal quick bread on cooling rack

     The bread is good on its own. Just image a slice with a mug of coffee or spiced tea. But if you want to take it to the next level, schmear on a bit of vanilla honey butter!

     In less than a minute and only a few ingredients, you can make this thing soar! In fact, you may want to make extra butter to put on everything!

plate of slices of applesauce oatmeal quick bread with dish of honey butter and cup of coffee

       Last year I celebrated the advent if baking season with a fabulous applesauce cake with soft and creamy caramel frosting celebrating my favorite fruit of the season and the deliciousness that is Rodelle vanilla.

       I also created an apple pie steel cut oatmeal recipe that people are still raving about. It is another one that smells fantabulous while it's cooking. Plus it is absolutely loaded with apple goodness and Flahavan's oats.

sliced loaf of applesauce oatmeal quick bread back in loaf pan with apples

     This year I thought I'd keep it a bit more simple, but no less delicious. Do yourself a favor and give all three a try. Then come back and let me know what you think!

      That does it for #appleweek 2018. There have been 6 brand new recipes on my blog this week and about 200 from all of the bloggers participating! You can see them all HERE on the appleweek 2018 official page.

slices of applesauce oatmeal quick bread on pate

      I hope you have enjoyed appleweek as much as I have. I have a ton of new recipes to try and blogs to follow. No wonder this is one of my favorite weeks of the year!

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Yield: 12 servings

Applesauce Oatmeal Bread With Vanilla Honey Butter

Applesauce oatmeal bread is a delicious sweet quick bread that's perfect for breakfast, tea time, snack or even a light dessert. The vanilla honey butter helps take to the next level of yumminess!
prep time: 15 minscook time: 55 minstotal time: 70 mins


Applesauce oatmeal bread
  • 1 cup applesauce (I used unsweetened)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons  vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • dash nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup oatmeal
  • Optiona: 1 Tablespoon additional oats for top
Vanilla honey butter
  • 4 Tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F and grease a 9x5" loaf pan
  2. In a large bowl, mix together applesauce, sugar, eggs, oil and vanilla. 
  3. In a separate bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and oats. 
  4. Mix dry ingredients into we ingredients until just combined. 
  5. Pour into prepared loaf pan. Sprinkle with oats if desired. 
  6. Bake for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out mostly clean. 
  7. Cool in the pan for about 10 minutes and then turn out and cool completely on a wire rack. 
Vanilla honey butter
  1. Mix together butter, honey and vanilla until smooth and creamy.  
  2. Spread over cooled or slightly warmed slices of bread. 
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Applesauce oatmeal bread is a delicious sweet quick bread that's perfect for breakfast, tea time, snack or even a light dessert. The vanilla honey butter helps take to the next level of yumminess!


  1. Love the flavor and if you slather with the vanilla honey butter, mmm! Thanks for all the great apple week recipes!

  2. Hi Carlee, it certainly is baking season, but there is just not enough time in the day! This is another fine sounding recipe I'd like to try. The vanilla honey butter sounds interesting too.


    1. I could definitely use an hour or two more myself so I know how you feel! It is a lovely combination for sure!

  3. Such gorgeous bread and I love that it is easy. Thanks for everything this week!

    1. It really comes together in just a few minutes and so tasty too. Thanks for participating!

  4. I don't know the last time I bought applesauce, but I will be buying some now. I have to make this! I love quick breads, and this one sounds so good!

    1. You better put a jar on that grocery list. I am a big quick bread fan too. I love homemade bread of all kinds but all of the proofing of yeasted bread means I don't have time to make it as often as I'd like.

  5. This looks and sounds so good. I love these kinds of breads for fall baking and eating.

    1. Me too, quick and flavorful is always a good thing! Thanks, Julie!

  6. I can't thank you enough for all your hard work Carlee. And then you put out these recipes like you have not a care in the world.

  7. I'm not sure which I'm more excited about - that wonderful fall bread or the vanilla honey butter. Both sound delicious!
    Thanks for hosting this amazing event - it's one of my favorites every year, and it just keeps getting better and better.

    1. They are both worth making and thanks for cooking along with me this week. It has been fun, hasn't it?

  8. I agree with Liz, the bread and vanilla honey butter sound delicious! So yummy!!

  9. Such a yummy recipe for a perfect fall treat! This recipe is being Featured at the Merry Monday party going on now! Can't wait to see what you are sharing with us this week!

  10. The applesauce oatmeal bread sounds wonderful, but the vanilla honey butter puts it over the top.

  11. Your Applesauce Oatmeal Bread looks delicious with that special butter. Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Full Plate Thursday, we have really enjoyed it. Hope you have a great day and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

    1. they are perfect together. Thanks Miz Helen!


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