Oatmeal Applesauce Bread

This light and moist bread is both healthy and delicious. Perfect for sandwiches and for snacking.
Course Bakery
Prep Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings 1 loaf
Calories 1792kcal
Author Allison Ruth


  • 3/4 cup lukewarm water
  • 1 Tablespoon active yeast
  • 3 Tablespoons honey or molasses
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 3 Tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup freshly ground spelt flour
  • 1 cup unbleached white flour plus more as needed
  • 3/4 cup rolled oats


  • In a large bowl, sprinkle yeast over warm water and stir to dissolve. Stir in sweetener.
  • Stir in applesauce and spelt flour and beat well to form a thick batter. Cover bowl and allow batter to rise for 45 minutes.
  • Sprinkle salt and oil over batter and gently fold in, being careful not to cut through the dough.
  • Fold in oatmeal and additional unbleached flour (about 1 cup, or more as needed) until dough comes away from the sides of the bowl.
  • Keeping dough slightly sticky, knead on a lightly floured surface until dough is smooth, about 10 minutes.
  • Place dough in a large greased bowl and cover. Let rise until doubled in size, about 50 minutes.
  • Punch dough down and let rise until doubled again, about 40 minutes more.
  • Shape loaf and place in greased pan. Let rise 20 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Sprinkle loaf lightly with rolled oats, if desired, and bake for 1 hour or until golden brown and hollow sounding when tapped lightly. Remove from pans right away and cool on wire rack.


Calories: 1792kcal | Carbohydrates: 291g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 51g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 3505mg | Potassium: 482mg | Fiber: 27g | Sugar: 64g | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 14.7mg