Today I have a recipe for easy applesauce oat bread. Glaze optional!

This recipe falls under the category of things to do with leftover applesauce in the fridge before it goes bad!


My recipe needs 2 cups of flour. I use one cup each of whole wheat flour and all purpose flour. Use whatever flour you have on hand. I like using whole wheat as much as possible in my recipes.

Instead of eggs, I use ground flaxseed “eggs” to help make the recipe slightly healthier. That’s one tablespoon of flax with 2 to 3 tablespoons water. Stir and give it a minute or so to thicken up. You can use two real eggs or any other egg substitute product.

My yogurt of choice is Olympic Krema Vanilla Yogurt which is a thick Balkan style yogurt. A Greek yogurt would be perfect for this recipe. If you don’t buy vanilla yogurt, then add half a teaspoon or so of vanilla to the recipe.

Store bought or homemade applesauce? It doesn’t matter. Whatever you have in the fridge that you need to use up! The last time I made applesauce in my Instant Pot, I had about a cup left over that I used for this recipe.

This applesauce bread freezes really well. It has a high moisture content, so I slice the loaf, put it on a baking sheet with a baking liner, and put it in the freezer overnight. Then I transfer it into a freezer bag.

OK, here we go! Let’s get baking!


  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • pinch of salt (up to 1/4 teaspoon)
  • 2 flax eggs (or regular eggs or other egg substitute)
  • 1/2 cup Greek or Balkan vanilla yogurt
  • (optional 1/2 teaspoon vanilla – only if using plain yogurt!)
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup applesauce

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Spray a loaf pan with non-stick spray.

In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.

In another bowl, mix flax (or real) eggs, yogurt, oil, and applesauce.

Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients until combined.

Pour into prepared loaf pan and put in the oven for 45 to 50 minutes.

Do a toothpick test in several sections of the loaf to make sure there are no raw parts.

Put it on a cooling rack.

Wait about 15 minutes for the bread to cool a bit if you’re adding glaze. The glaze helps keep the applesauce oat bread moist.


To glaze or not to glaze? That is the question! I’ve made a simple glaze using 1/4 cup applesauce and a cup of powdered sugar and another time a couple of tablespoons cashew milk and powdered sugar. The glaze with applesauce was definitely better! If you don’t have powdered sugar in the house, don’t make a special trip to the grocery store. The loaf tastes just as good plain.

Published by Cheryl @ The Lifestyle Digs on September 22, 2021.


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