Soft And Moist, And Bursting With Apple Flavo

My mom is one of my best taste testers.  She’s pretty good about being honest with me, and I’ve even got a few “not my favorite” or “little too sweet for me” when I have brought something over for her to try.


My mom is one of my best taste testers.  She’s pretty good about being honest with me, and I’ve even got a few “not my favorite” or “little too sweet for me” when I have brought something over for her to try.

INGREDIENTS
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1/2 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup applesauce (homemade or chunky style is best)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

GLAZE
  • 1 cup powdered sugar (add more if needed to thicken)
  • 1/4 cup applesauce

INSTRUCTIONS
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and grease loaf pan. I used a 9.25 by 5.25 by 2.75 inch metal nonstick loaf pan.
  • In a large bowl, mix by hand flour, oats, salt, cinnamon, and baking powder. Set aside.
  • In another bowl, mix sugar, oil, eggs, yogurt, applesauce, and vanilla, then stir into dry ingredients by hand until just combined.
  • Scoop the batter into the loaf pan and bake for 45-48 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Remove from the oven and whisk together the powdered sugar and applesauce for the glaze.
  • When the bread has cooled for just a bit, pour the glaze over the top. It will settle into the cracks and keep the bread moist. The glaze will set, but will remain slightly sticky.