Apple Butter and Oatmeal Bread

apple butterLast week I had a request for my oatmeal bread recipe, and I thought that some homemade apple butter would round it out perfectly. Unfortunately, yesterday I pinched a nerve in my back and then today the electricity went out for most of the afternoon, due to an outage clear to Nebraska. Needless to say, I have not been doing much other than sitting very still. I didn’t get any bread made. though I did manage to do the apple butter after the electricity came back on. I wanted to share both recipes with you as with the weather cooling down, there is almost nothing better than a slice of fresh, warm bread and the delicious taste of apple butter. Oh, and in the interest of full disclosure, I cheat when I make bread. I dump all of the ingredients into my bread machine pan and let it do all the kneading and rising work for me. Then I pull it out and shape it the way I want it, and bake it in the oven. This method works really well for me, so while one day I would like to do all the kneading with my own hands, this works for me now. Hope you enjoy!

Apple Butter

  • 2 cups applesauce
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. allspice
  • pinch of ginger
  • pinch of cloves
  • pinch of nutmeg
  1. Mix all ingredients together and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat and simmer for approx. 1 hour until desired thickness.

Oatmeal Bread

  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3 cups AP flour
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. dry yeast
  1. Place ingredients in bread machine pan in order specified by manufacturer (mine is wet ingredients first, so just put them in in order I have listed)
  2. Put on the dough cycle, and when it is done, take the dough out and shape it however you want your loaf to look.
  3. Cover and let rise until about doubled.
  4. Bake at 350° for approx. 30 minutes or until it sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom.
  5. Enjoy!

food • Wednesday, October 14th, 2009 • 14 Comments »
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14 Responses to “Apple Butter and Oatmeal Bread”

  1. Amy says:

    yummy. I’m going to try both your recipes, and soon!
    do your kids like apple butter? I’m not sure sure mine will go for it…
    Hope your power stays on!

  2. Jennifer says:

    Amy, my kids love apple butter, and I particularly like this recipe as it is not overly sweet. Hope your kids like it.

  3. Emily says:

    That sounds so delicious – might try this weekend. Sorry your back is so painful – hope you recover soon! A lot of rest and lots of apple butter on oatmeal bread should do the trick!

  4. Jennifer says:

    Emily, my back is starting to feel better, thanks.

  5. Petit Filoux says:

    Hi! Thank you so much for your nice comment!! I’m glad you like my photos! It’s always very nice to hear from someone new!
    Tell me, what do you mean by apple butter? Is it like jam? I guess it’s an american term because I’ve never heard it over here before…

  6. Jennifer says:

    Hello Petit Filoux, yes apple butter is pretty much like a thick jam. It is delicious and tastes just like autumn should taste. You should give it a try, it’s really yummy. Thanks for stopping by.

  7. Charity says:

    Mmmm, this sounds delicious! I’ll have to give this recipe a try!

  8. I am totally going to make these! YUM!

  9. tinyinc says:

    what a tasty picture and a yummy sounding recipe.


  10. Jennifer says:

    Hope you guys like the apple butter, it’s one of my favourite things to make this time of year.

  11. Yum! I’ve never tried making apple butter before. I’ll have to make this soon! Thanks. Jean

  12. Emily says:

    I just made the apple butter. Delicious! And the smell is just wonderful as it simmers.
    I want to try your bread recipe soon. How long does it bake?

  13. Jennifer says:

    Emily, boy I didn’t catch that I left out the time, so sorry, it takes approx. 30 minutes. Enjoy!

  14. Emily says:

    I made the bread yesterday. I used one cup of AP flour and two cups of whole wheat. It’s wonderful! Thanks for the recipe.

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