Recipe By Kim
Published Oct 17th
Prep 20m Cook 55m Additional 30m Ready In 1h 45m
Servings 1 loaf Calories 287.6

This oatmeal quick bread has three sources of apple–apple cider, applesauce, and diced apple–with just a hint of maple flavoring. It’s a one-bowl recipe that comes together fairly quickly and tastes great when served warm. Can also be served at room temperature.

Recipe Ingredients

  • ¾ cup apple cider
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • ½ cup plain whole-milk Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon maple extract
  • 1 ⅓ cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup peeled and diced apples
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts, or to taste

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 8 1/2 x 4 1/2-inch loaf pan and line the bottom with parchment paper.
  2. 2 Whisk apple cider, maple syrup, yogurt, applesauce, eggs, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, and maple extract together in a bowl until thoroughly combined. Mix in flour, oats, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, cardamom, salt, and nutmeg until incorporated. Fold in apples and walnuts. Pour batter into the prepared pan and tap the pan on the counter a few times to remove any air bubbles.
  3. 3 Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean, 55 to 60 minutes. Allow bread to cool in the pan for 30 minutes. Gently run a knife around the edge of the pan to loosen and turn loaf out onto a wire rack to cool.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 287.6
  • Carbohydrate 44.2 g
  • Cholesterol 49.3 mg
  • Fat 10.1 g
  • Fiber 4.9 g
  • Protein 7.6 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.9 g
  • Sodium 456.9 mg
  • Sugar 18.7 g

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Chef's Notes

You can use any kind of apple you prefer. I used a McIntosh, but I think a tarter apple would be great too.


  1. I didn't have cardamom on hand so I made it without. I liked it, but definitely want to try it with cardamom.
  2. Wonderful hearty and healthy tasting quick bread. Used pecans instead of walnuts. Need a larger bread pan...used the recommended size and there was an overflow.
  3. This was one of the best breads I have ever made. I followed the recipe exactly, doubling it, and gave one loaf to my neighbor. She and her husband also loved it. Sometimes when making anything as healthy as this bread, I worry that it will not be tasty and miss the mark as a - Read more ...