Oatmeal Breakfast Loaf

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Not overly sweet, this dense and filling, quick bread loaf goes very nicely with coffee or a glass of milk. 
For Topping
1/4 cup light brown sugar (packed)
1/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
1/4 tsp cinnamon
For Bread
2 large eggs
1 1/4 cups unsweetened applesauce
1/3 cup canola oil
1/4 cup whole milk or buttermilk
1 1/4 cups flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp nutmeg
Pinch ground cloves
1/2 cup diced dried fruit (raisins, apricots, figs, and/or apples)
1 cup old-fashioned oats
1. Center a rack in oven; preheat to 350°F. Butter 9-by-5-inch loaf pan, dust with flour, and tap out excess.
2. Make the topping: In a small bowl, use your fingers to toss together the sugar, nuts, and cinnamon until evenly mix. Set aside.
3. Make the bread: Whisk together the eggs, applesauce, oil, and buttermilk until well blended.
4. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, and cloves. Remove 1/2 teaspoon of mix; toss it with the fruit to coat. Set aside. Stir the oats into the bowl. Pour the liquid ingredients over the dry, and, using a large rubber spatula, stir just until everything is evenly moistened. Don't overdo the mixing. Scatter the dried fruit over batter and stir it to blend. Scrape batter into pan; sprinkle over topping, tamping it down lightly with fingers so it sticks.
5. Bake 55 to 65 minutes, or until the bread is browned and a thin knife inserted into center comes out clean. Transfer bread to a cooling rack for about 10 minutes. Run a knife around the sides of pan and unmold. Invert and cool to room temperature right side up. (If you unmold too soon, the bottom sticks.)
I've made this about three times, and am very fond of putting apricots in it.  I find it takes much longer in my oven - up to an hour and 20 minutes.  I have substituted white whole wheat flour when I was out of all-purpuse, and it still seemed comparably tasty, but I have not done a side-by-side test.


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