Easy applesauce bread bakes right in your bread machine for a warm and hearty side dish for soup night. Try toasting a slice for the best peanut butter toast EVER.
Once the weather turns cold, our family loves to have soup several times a week. We rotate the kinds of soup and then the side dishes that go with them to keep a nice sense of variety.
To keep soup night extra easy, I love to use my specialty kitchen appliances -- the Instant Pot, slow cooker, and bread machine all get a big workout from October through March.
Warm fresh bread with soup is one of our very favorite side dishes. Many years ago, my mother-in-law gave us a bread machine for a Christmas present. I bought a simple bread machine baking book that year and we've tried so many fun recipes out of it ever since.
This sweet but hearty applesauce bread has real oats mixed in. I served it with a pot of slow cooker chicken soup for dinner and it was a huge hit.
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What is the texture of this applesauce bread?
The texture of the bread is more like a traditional slicing loaf, not a muffin-like quick bread. It is sweet, but not overly so. You can easily slice it for sandwiches or toasting, too.
What can I do with applesauce bread?
Since the bread is easy to slice, there are tons of things you could make with it:
- Make amazing peanut butter toast
- Toast it and add apple butter to double the apple flavor
- Layer it with turkey and cheese for a yummy fall sandwich, cold
- Grill it with gruyere and ham for an awesome hot sandwich
- Make a unique french toast and top it with salty pecans and maple syrup
- ¾ cup apple cider
- ½ cup applesauce
- 1 tablespoon butter softened
- 3 cups bread flour
- ⅓ cup quick-cooking oats
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon apple pie spice
- 1 teaspoon active dry yeast
- Add all the ingredients to your bread machine in the order your manual recommends. Set it to the White Bread loaf setting.
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Looking for more easy bread recipes?
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