You are going to be wild about this Gluten-Free Apple Bread Recipe. It is moist and nutty, with just the right amount of swoony sweetness. Even if you are not an expert baker, this is an easy recipe you can count on. Try it once, and like me, you'll be addicted!
This Gluten Free Apple Bread Makes the Perfect Snack!
It is so hard to believe that school is back in session here, and in many places across the country.
Unlike a lot of people, I always dread supper because it is so hot here and it keeps us from going to the theme parks. (Plus, Orlando in the summer means crazy crowds.)
While I am still sweltering here, I can't help but be excited by how everyone is starting to focus on all-things-fall. I am not quite ready for pumpkin spice yet, but I most definitely can get in the mood for this Gluten-Free Apple Bread!
This bread is moist and delicious and perfect for an after school snack.
We've been working on snacks around our house.
All three of my kids are big snackers, and I've learned that if my kitchen isn't stocked with suitable options, less than nutritious snacks happen more often than I would like. (Especially since we order all of our groceries and my oldest helps me with the orders.)
This Gluten-Free Apple Bread Recipe is something we can all agree on. I like that it doesn't involve processed ingredients and that I've used applesauce in place of part of the sugar.
They like that it tastes great! Anytime everyone is happy, I call that a win.
How to Make This Gluten Free Apple Bread Recipe:
1 First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grease a loaf pan well.
2 Next, mix your dry ingredients - flour, baking powder, and baking soda - in a bowl.
3 After that, combine applesauce, cinnamon and sea salt in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat for about 4 minutes, stirring constantly. Add the coconut oil and whisk until melted.
4 Remove the pot from the heat and whisk in the sugar and sour cream. Stir until well combined.
5 All it to cool for about 5 minutes.
6 In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs and milk. Add the egg mixture to the applesauce mixture and stir until well combined.
7 Stir in the flour mixture and whisk for one minute.
8 Scrape the batter into a prepared pan and top with walnuts.
9 Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for 20 minutes.
Tools to Make This Recipe:
- Loaf Pan
- Mixing Bowls
Variations for this Recipe:
- Add ½ cup gluten free granola to the dry ingredients.
- Add ½ cup dried cranberries and ½ teaspoon ground ginger to the dry ingredients.
- Substitute pears for the apples to make Gluten Free Pear Bread.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the best flour to make this recipe?
I am a BIG fan of Bob's Red Mill 1:1 flour. I use it almost exclusively in all of my recipes and can't recommend it enough.
What is the best way to store apples?
Apples are best stored in the refrigerator where they will keep for up to six weeks. Store them in a breathable bag in the low-humidity drawer of your refrigerator. Do not wash them until you are ready to use them. Apples that have been bruised will cause others to brown, so remove them from others. They will ripen at least six times faster when kept at room temperature.
What is the best way to store gluten free flour?
I bake a lot, so I keep my flour at room temperature. However, most of you probably aren't testing recipes as much as I am. For this reason, I recommend that you keep it in a sealed container in the freezer.
What are the best apples to use is in this Gluten Free Apple Cinnamon Bread?
Any apples will work here, but I am a big fan of either Granny Smith or Honey Crisp. You can read more about the types of apples here.
How long will this bread keep?
Gluten free bread is always best served the day it is made and warm. This bread will keep for up to 2 days wrapped at room temperature or frozen for up to one month. Avoid storing in the refrigerator as this tends to dry it out.
If You Like This Recipe You May Also Like:
- Treat yourself to an Iced Mocha Latte to enjoy along with this apple bread!
- Craving all things apple? These Quinoa Baked Apples are simply amazing.
- This Gluten Free Apple Crisp is simple enough to make any time, but delicious enough for the holidays.
- If you think finding a delicious and flavor packed gluten free yeast bread is impossible, give this Quinoa Bread Recipe a try!
Gluten Free Apple Bread Recipe
I think you will love this Gluten-Free Apple Cinnamon Bread just as much as I do! With applesauce in place part of the sweetener, it is both healthy and ridiculously delicious. Both children and adults go crazy for it. If you have time, this bread is best served warm.
Gluten Free Apple Bread
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a loaf pan well.
- Whisk flour, baking powder and baking soda in a bowl.
- In a medium saucepan, combine applesauce, cinnamon and sea salt. Cook, stirring constantly, over medium high heat for 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in coconut oil and whisk until melted. Remove from heat and whisk in sugar and sour cream until well combined. Set aside and allow to cool for at least 5 minutes.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs and milk. Add egg mixture to applesauce mixture and whisk until well combined. Stir in flour mixture and whisk for one minute.
- Scrape batter into prepared pan and top with walnuts. Bake until a toothpick in the center comes out clean, between 40 and 45 minutes. Cool on a wire rack for 20 minutes. Remove bread from pan and allow to cool completely. (Gluten free bread is always best served the day it is made and warm. This bread will keep for up to 2 days wrapped at room temperature or frozen for up to one month.)