This Cranberry Apple Oatmeal Bread recipe was developed as part of the Swerve Sweetener Ambassador program.
I made the switch to Swerve natural zero calorie sweetener almost a month ago and have been impressed in how well it has performed in baked goods. Essentially, you really can't tell the difference between Swerve and standard sugar in most baked goods. It tastes, browns and has the same texture. I've also made a couple puddings with it with excellent results.
Here are the other recipes I've published made with Swerve:
For this recipe, I wanted it to be an easy healthy and highly giftable baked good, featuring seasonal flavors. I used pretty printed cardboard disposable mini loaf pans & the recipe makes two, risen about even with the top, so tying a ribbon would be no trouble. There is very little sugar in these, just what is in the sweetened cranberries & there is no flour used, just oats. Those following a gluten-free diet should be fine with standard store bought oats, unless they are particularly sensitive (make sure select certified gluten-free oats if they are).
These loaves are gently sweet, making them nice for breakfast or a snack, not just dessert. The apple sauce & oats provide a good amount of soluble fiber, and help keep these moist with less fats. Swerve cuts down the sugar and calories significantly.
More Baking With Oatmeal!
- White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies
- Baked Apple Oatmeal
- Pineapple Oatmeal Muffins with White Chocolate Chips
- Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal
- Cranberry Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies with Chocolate Chips
- Apple Oatmeal Muffins Recipe
- 2 cups quick oats
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon Kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ cup Swerve zero calorie sugar substitute
- 1 cup unsweetened apple sauce
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 /2 cup low fat buttermilk
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tbs melted butter
- 2 tbs oil
- ⅔ cup dried cranberries*
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Place oats in food processor, pulse until ground down to a coarse flour, add baking soda, salt, cinnamon & Swerve. Pulse a couple times to sift.
- Place apple sauce, vanilla, buttermilk, eggs, melted butter and oil in mixing bowl. Beat until smooth, then add the dry mixture, and beat until smooth again.
- Fold in cranberries.
- Pour into 2 mini loaf pans (or full size loaf pan or muffin tins)
- Bake 30-35 minutes until pick pulls clean. (longer for full size, less for muffins)
This looks so yummy and moist.
When I first saw the picture of the sliced pieces I thought it was a granola bar, it looks delicious though, I never knew you could use oatmeal in bread.
That bread looks so yummy! It would make a great gift for my co-workers, too.
Shell Feis says
This sounds so good! I have a bag of dried cranberries in my pantry just waiting to be put to good use, I need to make this over the weekend.
Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell says
I really haven't played around much with alternative sweeteners, but this bread is totally tempting me.
Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
That sounds delicious. I love bringing breads to parties or just my neighbors this time of year.
Looks moist and yummy I usually make bread around the holidays.
Marcie W. says
This recipe sounds great and a loaf of bread would make a great gift idea for a neighbor, teacher or friends as well.
I've been using Swerve, too. I'll be trying this bread soon!
This sounds like a great recipe to bake up a few loaves to gift to family and friends.
This sounds delicious - I need to try swerve still!
Rachel @ Following In My Shoes says
YUM -- I don't do grains but I may see if I can get something similar with coconut flour.
Ty @ Mama of 3 Munchkins says
I'll definitely have to try to make this, yum!
My husband's aunt made something similar when we visited her last week. Super yummy!
I just can't get into cranberries for some reason (yet like cranberry juice), but this recipe looks amazingly good!
This bread would make a perfect breakfast with my coffee.
Crystal @ Simply Being Mommy.com says
I meant to pick some up last time I went to the store, but I couldn't find it. That bread looks delicious.