Apple Bread (vegan + gluten free)

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This Apple Bread is perfectly spiced with fall flavors and filled with soft chunks of apple. It’s vegan, gluten free, refined sugar free & oil free. A must make this season!

This Apple Bread is perfectly spiced with fall flavors and filled with soft chunks of apple. It's vegan, gluten free, refined sugar free & oil free. A must make this season!

There’s nothing like a warm, spiced bread in the fall. Picture this: it’s Sunday morning, the grass is still dewy, the leaves are falling, you light your favorite fall candle (cinnamon for me), put on your favorite record and bake this healthy Apple Bread with fresh apples you picked at the orchard (or grocery store). Sounds like the perfect start to the day to me! If I’m honest with you, I don’t think I’ve ever had apple bread before this… but oh am I glad I tried it. It’s the perfect sweet tooth cure, grab & go breakfast, or afternoon snack. Especially when it’s warmed up and topped with almond butterSO good.

If you’re wondering what this apple bread tastes like… let me tell you. It has perfectly balanced flavors and tender chunks of apple with autumnal spices sprinkled throughout, making this bread the epitome of fall. The warmth of the cinnamon, the hint of nutmeg, and the comforting aroma of allspice will have your tastebuds dancing. The chunks of apple provide bursts of natural sweetness and a delightful contrast to the soft, moist texture of the bread. While it’s vegan, gluten free, refined sugar free and oil free – it’s still perfectly moist and tender! That’s why this bread is a testament to the fact that indulgence CAN be enjoyed while still nourishing your body with wholesome ingredients.

Whether enjoyed as a snack with a cup of warm tea or shared with loved ones during seasonal gatherings, this Apple Bread embodies the spirit of fall. It is a testament to how cozy this time of year is and a reminder to savor every moment of this beautiful season!

Apple Bread Ingredients

• Apple – we actually only need one apple for this recipe. My favorite to use is a red gala apple or a honeycrisp apple.

• Gluten Free Oat Flour – you can buy oat flour or make your own by blending rolled oats or quick oats in a blender until a fine flour forms. To keep this recipe gluten free, be sure to use certified gluten free oats. 

• Almond Flour – make sure to use blanched almond flour.

• Apple Sauce – make sure to use unsweetened apple sauce.

• Coconut Sugar – the all natural sweetener.

• Maple Syrup – another all natural sweetener. 

• Ground Flaxseed – to make the flax eggs.

• Non-Dairy Milk – any kind will work. I used soy milk. 

• Vanilla Extract

• Baking Powder and Baking Soda

• Spices – cinnamon, ground nutmeg, allspice and salt.

• Chopped Walnuts – optional but recommended.

This Apple Bread is perfectly spiced with fall flavors and filled with soft chunks of apple. It's vegan, gluten free, refined sugar free & oil free. A must make this season!

How To Make Apple Bread

1. Prepare the flax eggs by mixing 2 tbsp of ground flaxseed with 5 tbsp water in a small bowl and set aside for 5 minutes. 

2. Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a 9×5 inch loaf pan with parchment paper.

3. Whisk together the dry ingredients: oat flour, almond flourbaking powderbaking sodacinnamon, ground nutmeg, allspice and salt. Then stir in the chopped apples and chopped walnuts (if using).

4. Whisk together the wet ingredients: applesauce, coconut sugarmaple syrupnon-dairy milk, flax eggs, and vanilla extract.

5. Combine the dry and wet ingredients and stir through until just mixed.

6. Transfer the batter to the loaf panBake for 60-65 minutes.

7. Remove the bread from the oven and place on a wire rack to cool completely. Then, slice and dig in!

How To Enjoy Apple Bread

I love to enjoy this bread warm and topped with almond butter. Trust me, you have to try it. It’s SO good. The ultimate indulgent treat! My dad likes to eat this bread warm and topped with vegan butter. The butter melts on the bread and adds the perfect touch. But however you enjoy it, it’s sure to be delicious. If you make this recipe, please leave a comment below sharing your thoughts. It means a bunch!

More Fall Inspired Recipes

 Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cups

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

Healthy Apple Crisp

Apple Bread (vegan & gluten free)

This Apple Bread is perfectly spiced with fall flavors and filled with soft chunks of apple. It's vegan, gluten free, refined sugar free & oil free. A must make this season!
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 10 -12 servings
Author: Megan

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Instructions

  • Prepare the flax eggs by whisking together the ground flaxseed meal and water. Set aside.
  • Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a 9×5 inch loaf pan with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. Fold in the apples. Fold in the walnuts (if using).
    1 1/2 cup oat flour, 1 cup almond flour, 2 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp ground nutmeg, 1/2 tsp allspice, 1/2 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp salt, 1 cup peeled & chopped apples, 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • In another bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients.
    1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce, 1/2 cup coconut sugar, 1/4 cup non-dairy milk, 1/4 cup maple syrup, 2 flax eggs, 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Add the wet ingredients to the bowl with the dry ingredients and stir through until just mixed.
  • Transfer the batter to the loaf pan. Bake for 60-65 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Remove the bread from the oven and place on a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Slice and dig in! Serve topped with your favorite nut butter (I LOVE this bread with almond butter) or vegan butter.

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Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so it should only be used as an approximation.

4 Comments

  • Natalia

    May 9, 2024 at 9:27 am

    Could I omit the sugar and just use honey?

    1. Megan

      May 12, 2024 at 7:51 pm

      Unfortunately that won’t work because it would be substituting a liquid for a dry ingredient! You could swap the coconut sugar for another granulated sweetener, such as regular sugar or brown sugar.

  • Lynn Hofschroer

    October 28, 2023 at 10:35 am

    I would like to make this bread but I am not vegan. Would I use one egg instead of flaxseeds. I do follow a diabetic diet. I have made your healthy crisp apple and the others I love them. They are so tasty. Thank you

    1. Megan

      October 29, 2023 at 1:20 pm

      Hi Lynn, I haven’t tried it with eggs but since I used 2 flax eggs, I would use 2 regular eggs. I hope it turns out great! Let me know. I’m glad you enjoyed my other recipes 🥰

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