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Golden Oatmeal Bread

Slice into this old-fashioned loaf and savor the subtle oat flavor, crunchy pecans and sweet raisins, with just the hint of cinnamon. The recipe was developed by our Test Kitchen.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    1 loaf (10 slices)


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon quick-cooking oats, divided
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 egg
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup golden raisins
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans, toasted


  • In a large bowl, combine all-purpose flour, 3/4 cup of oats, whole what flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon. In another bowl, combine the applesauce, egg and vanilla; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in raisins and pecans.
  • Pour into an 8x4-in. loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with remaining oats. Bake at 325° for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to wire rack.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 188 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 149mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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