Homemade Oatmeal Applesauce bread that’s good for you

I’m sharing another of my beloved bread recipes today.  This can actually be considered good for you, with healthy ingredients like old fashioned oats, and (homemade) applesauce, and cinnamon; all of which have health benefits.

It keeps well for a few days when wrapped up well, if the loaf lasts that long. It’s a bit crumbling to put in a toaster, and so I like it sliced and slathered with some butter or cream cheese for breakfast.

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Oatmeal Applesauce bread

Oatmeal Applesauce bread

Beat together:

1 c applesauce – homemade or store bought
1/3 c brown sugar
2 eggs
Sift in:

1.5 c flour – I use white whole wheat flour like this one
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1.5 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
.5 tsp nutmeg
Mix roughly, then stir in:

1/3 c melted shortening
1.5 c rolled oats (the old fashioned kind, I buy Bob’s Old Fashioned Rolled Oats)
1 c raisins

Spoon into a well-greased loaf pan.

Bake 350 degrees for 55-60 minutes.

I make this all in one bowl, sometimes using a whisk to get started and then a wooden spoon, but also sometimes with a hand mixer.  It doesn’t really matter.  You can swap it up a little too – use dried cranberries or cherries instead of raisins; perhaps oat flour instead of whole wheat flour.