While I was thinking about what I wanted to do for breakfasts this week my thoughts kept coming back to apples, cinnamon and oatmeal. Although apple and cinnamon oatmeal sounded good, I thought that I would make it a bit more interesting and do an apple and cinnamon oatmeal bread. I wanted the bread to be full of apple flavour and to have nice big chunks of apple with every bite. To achieve this goal I used both large pieces of chopped apples and some of my own home made roasted apple sauce in the bread. Of course there had to be a lot of cinnamon and I thought that some raisins and chopped pecans would finish off the bread nicely. In addition to using rolled oats in the bread I garnished it with some more. The apple and cinnamon oatmeal bread turned out great! It was nice and light and fluffy and moist and full of appley goodness! I really enjoyed the texture provided by the chunks of apple, the rolled oats and the raisins and nuts. I think I might just have a new favorite quick bread.
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup maple syrup
3/4 cup vanilla yogurt
1/4 apple sauce
1/4 cup oil
3/4 cup rolled oats
1 cup flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups apples (peeled, cored and cut into bite sized pieces)
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup pecan (chopped)
1 handful rolled oats
1. Mix the brown sugar, maple syrup, yogurt, apple sauce, oil, egg and rolled oats in a bowl and let it sit for 10 minutes.
2. Mix the flours, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a bowl.
3. Mix the wet and dry ingredients along with the apples, raisins and pecans until just mixed.
4. Spoon the mixture into a greased 9x5 inch loaf pan.
5. Sprinkle the rolled oats on top
6.Bake in a preheated 375F oven until a toothpick pushed into the center comes out clean, about 40 minutes.
Cheesecake Stuffed Apple Muffins with Streusel Topping and Caramel Sauce
Apple and Cinnamon Oatmeal Pancakes Topped with Caramelized Apples
Pumpkin Bread with Dried Cranberries, Toasted Pecans and White Chocolate Chips
Pumpkin Caramel Cheesecake Turtle Bread