Maple and Apple Cider Oatmeal Bread


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.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 45 mins
1 loaf


  • 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


  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. 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. 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.

Cook's Note:

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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

288 Calories
10g Fat
44g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 288
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 49mg 16%
Sodium 457mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 19g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 115mg 9%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 241mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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