This apple oatmeal bread is the perfect vegan bread machine recipe. It combines healthy oatmeal, flaxseed, and apples with a touch of cinnamon and vanilla for a sweet treat you can feel good about!
Ingredients for Vegan Apple Oatmeal Bread
These simple ingredients are what you’ll need to make a fresh loaf at home:
White All-purpose or bread flour. All-purpose works just fine for this recipe.
Quick oats. Be sure not to use steel-cut oats or the large flake kind.
Ground Flax. When flax is ground the nutrients are available to be digested. Grinding the flax also helps it to gel…making for a super soft crumb.
Brown Sugar. I’ve used the regular Rogers Brown sugar here, but you could easily substitute coconut sugar if you prefer. Careful not to swap out any sugar-free sweeteners as the yeast needs the sugar to rise properly.
Apples. Be sure to peel and dice the apple, removing the core and seeds. you’ll need 2/3 cup which is about 1 medium apple.
Plant milk. I love Silk Soy milk. It’s nice and thick and creamy. You can use any plant-based milk you have on hand for this recipe.
Vanilla. The vanilla adds such a delicious sweet flavor to this apple oatmeal loaf. Use good quality vanilla for the best flavor.
Vegetable oil. The oil adds to the moisture of the loaf and contributes to a softer crumb. If you’d prefer to leave it out, go ahead and swap it for an extra 2 tbsp water. There is enough ground flax in this recipe to hold moisture in the loaf.
Salt. Measure this ingredient carefully as it will interact with the yeast. Too little and you’ll have more rise, too much and you’ll get a short, compact loaf.
Cinnamon. This ingredient also can interact with the yeast. Be sure to add it away from the yeast, especially if you are using the delay setting on the bread machine. You can do this by making a small hole in the flour to contain the cinnamon.
Bread machine yeast. It’s very important you use bread machine or instant yeast in a bread maker. Traditional yeast will not work the same way.