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Gluten Free Apple Bread

This Gluten Free Apple Bread will make your home smell amazing! It’s swirled with cinnamon and sugar and has a crunchy, but sweet topping. This recipe is made with simple ingredients, like vegan butter, honey-crisp apples, and almond flour, making it 100% gluten-free.

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gluten free apple bread that is sliced and showing a crunchy topping.

why you’ll love this recipe

  • Gluten Free Apple Bread is really easy to make and will make your home smell amazing!
  • It’s made with almond flour making it gluten free and plant based butter making it dairy free!
  • This bread as a cinnamon and sugar filling and topping.
  • Crunchy on the outside, but soft, fluffy and moist on the inside.
  • Made with simple and wholesome ingredients!
  • It is great for breakfast, snacks or even dessert.
  • Check out these apple cinnamon oatmeal bars for another great recipe!

ingredients and Substitutions

all the ingredients that you need to make this gluten free apple bread.

These are the main ingredients and substitutions for Gluten Free Apple Bread. Be sure to scroll down to the recipe card at the bottom of this page for a full list of ingredients and instructions.

I used vegan butter in this recipe to make it dairy free. You can however, substitute regular butter if you don’t mind it not being dairy free.

This recipe isn’t vegan because it used regular eggs. I have not tested this recipe with a vegan egg replacement, but my guess would be that it wouldn’t work as well since this apple bread is made with almond flour.

I love using organic cane sugar, but any white sugar, coconut sugar or brown sugar will work. I have not tested this recipe with liquid sweeteners like maple syrup, honey or agave yet.

Use any type of milk that you prefer, almond, cashew, hemp, macadamia, oat, etc. Otherwise if you don’t mind this recipe not being dairy free you can use regular cows milk.

Vanilla extract adds a lovely flavor.

Almond flour is the base of this recipe making it gluten free. I have not tested this bread with any other flour substitutes yet but my best guess would be oat flour as an alternative.

A touch of salt helps balance out all the flavors.

Baking soda and baking powder work together to help this recipe rise and have a fluffy texture.

And of course, you can’t forget the apples for the apple bread! I personally love honeycrisp, but you can use any red apple that you prefer! Using a green apple will result in a tart and sour taste rather than light and sweet.

how to make

ONE: In an electric mixer, add in the eggs and sugar and beat on high-speed for about 2 minutes or until the mixture is white and creamy. Then, gradually add in the melted vegan butter nut milk and vanilla extract and mix until combined.

TWO: Then, gradually add in the almond flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda and whisk until just combined. Fold in the chopped apples by hand with a rubber spatula until well incorporated.

THREE: Layer the loaf pan with batter, then cinnamon and sugar, then more batter and finish it off with the rest of the cinnamon and sugar mixture.

FOUR: Using a knife or toothpick make zig-zag motions until the cinnamon and sugar is well mixed in. This helps create a delicious crunchy topping.

the cinnamon and sugar mixed into the batter using a knife.

FIVE: Bake the loaf in the oven for 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove and let cool completely before taking out of the pan. Slice into and enjoy!

the gluten free apple bread baked.

Tips and tricks

Coat your loaf pan with non stick spray and line it with parchment paper. This is to ensure nothing sticks!

Bake only until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Since this is an almond flour base bread, it will be a little softer than your traditional bread.

Use red apples for best results- my favorite is honey-crisp!

How to serve and store

Don’t slice into gluten free apple bread until it has fully cooled.

Serve this bread with a cup of coffee, juice or even warm it up and enjoy it with a scoop of ice cream!

Store leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature and enjoy for up to 3 days.

Alternatively, store this bread in an airtight container in the fridge, and enjoy for up to 4 days.

To freeze, slice into individual slices and wrap tightly, store in the freezer and enjoy up to 1 month. Let this bread thaw on the counter at room temperature for best results.

Taste and Texture

This gluten free apple bread is light, moist and fluffy. It’s a little more delicate than you traditional banana bread or apple bread since it’s made with almond flour.

It has a sweet cinnamon and sugar filling and a crunchy but sweet topping.

The apples are soft and warm.

frequently asked questions

Can I make this into muffins?

Absolutely! Line and fill muffin cavities and bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Can I make this recipe vegan?

I haven’t tested this recipe with a vegan egg replacement, but if you try it please let me know in the comments below!

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Gluten Free Apple Bread

This Gluten Free Apple Bread will make your home smell amazing! It’s swirled with cinnamon and sugar and has a crunchy, but sweet topping. This recipe is made with simple ingredients, like vegan butter, honey-crisp apples, and almond flour, making it 100% gluten-free.
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PREP TIME:
10 minutes
COOK TIME:
55 minutes
TOTAL TIME:
1 hour
Author - Hannah

Ingredients

APPLE LOAF
  • 1/2 cup vegan butter, can sub regular
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup sugar, can also use coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup almond milk, can use any other milk alternative
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup honey crisp apples, diced
CINNAMON AND SUGAR MIXTURE
  • 1/3 cup vegan sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

SCALE:

1X

YIELDS:

6-8 servings

Directions

  1. To start, preheat the oven to 350F and prepare a loaf pan by coating it with non-stick spray and lining it with parchment paper. I like to do both just to ensure nothing sticks.
  2. Next, in an electric mixer, add in the eggs and vegan sugar and beat on high-speed for about 2 minutes or until the mixture is white and creamy.
  3. Then, gradually add in the melted vegan butter, almond milk and vanilla extract next and mix until combined.
  4. Next, add in the almond flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda and mix with a spatula until just combined.
  5. Fold in the diced apples last.
  6. Then, pour about 2/3 of the batter into the prepared loaf pan, or just enough to cover the bottom. Next, sprinkle 2/3 of the cinnamon and sugar mixture over the first layer until well coated and repeat with the remainder of the apple batter.
  7. Lastly, sprinkle the remainder of the cinnamon and sugar on top. Using a knife or toothpick make zig-zag motions until the cinnamon and sugar is well mixed in. This helps create a delicious crunchy topping.
  8. Bake the loaf in the oven for 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from the oven and let cool completely before taking out of the pan and slicing into.

Notes

  • Coat your loaf pan with non stick spray and line it with parchment paper. This is to ensure nothing sticks!
  • Bake only until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Since this is an almond flour base bread, it will be a little softer than your traditional bread.
  • Use red apples for best results- my favorite is honey-crisp!

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