This is hands down one of my favorite sweet bread recipes. Gluten free apple bread is so perfect for fall (it's still August I know). With fall just around the corner and the weather already turning chilly over here, I just had to whip up some of this bread to share. Totally gluten free and no crazy ingredients!
This is technically a zucchini bread if you want to know the truth. I came up with this amazing zucchini bread recipe a while ago. My husband-roomie-father of my children-complete other half- whatever you want to call him, absolutely LOVES zucchini bread and it is one of the only things he gets a little picky about. For a long time his mom was the only one who made the best zucchini bread. Now I feel like I've finally come up to par with her recipe.
I added apples to this particular version of my zucchini bread and added the gluten free part of course, with Bob Red Mill's 1-1 ratio Gluten Free Flour (my favorite blend). Zucchini bread is already just so full of those warm fall spices and flavors, adding apples seemed perfect! With cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice, this bread is our favorite breakfast in the fall. Sit outside with a sweater, no make up, a cup of coffee and some of this bread. Midwest heaven has it you.
Gluten Free Apple Bread
Apple bread is one of my favorite treats in the fall. I, of course, love anything that shovels butter into my mouth so this bread is a winner for me. After apple picking with two kids and my husband, we tend to come home with so many apples and I hate letting food go to waste. Not about that wasteful life over here. So we make lots of apple recipes.
This bread is super simple and easy. Using about a cup of grated zucchini (1 big zucchini or 2 small ones usually), and 1 ½ cups of chopped and peeled apples, this recipe has a lot of moisture in it. Make sure when you chop your apples, they are bite size. You want them big enough to be noticeable but small enough that they won't weigh down and sink to the bottom of the bread.
Homemade Apple Zucchini Bread
In a large mixing bowl, combine the wet ingredients- sugar, brown sugar, vanilla, eggs, olive oil, apples, and zucchini. In a separate, medium mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients- flour, baking powder, salt, and spices. A really nice part about this bread is that it's also dairy free. Win!
Once the separate bowls are mixed, combine them together by adding the dry ingredients to the large wet ingredient bowl. Stir thoroughly combining to make sure that there won't be any dry ingredient pockets in the mixture. Pour into a greased bread pan and bake for about an hour and a half at 350. Depending on your oven and the elevation of where you live, you may need to bake your bread a tad longer. Check to see if it's done by poking a tooth pick or butter knife in the center. If it comes out clean, it's done. If it's still fairly gloopy, bake for 5-10 more minutes until it does come out clean.
Let your bread cool for a while so it can set and is easier to cut into. Enjoy with a load of butter slapped on top and gobble up with some coffee 🙂
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- 2 ½ cups Bob Red Mill's 1-1 ratio Gluten Free Flour
- 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
- Pinch of Salt
- 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon Nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon Allspice
- ¾ cups White Sugar
- ¼ cup Brown Sugar
- 2 Eggs
- ½ cup Olive Oil
- 1 cup Grated Zucchini (1 large zucchini OR 2 small zucchini)
- 1 ½ cups Chopped and Peeled Apples (2-3 apples)
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- Pre-heat the oven to 350.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the wet ingredients- sugars, zucchini, apples, olive oil, vanilla, and eggs.
- In a separate medium mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients- flour, baking powder, salt, and spices.
- Add the medium bowl of dry ingredients to the large bowl of wet ingredients and combine thoroughly into a thick batter.
- Pour batter into a greased bread pan.
- Bake at 350 for 1 ½ hours until cooked through. Check by poking a tooth pick or a butter knife all the way to the bottom in the center of the loaf and if it comes out clean it is done. If it is fairly gloopy, bake for 5-10 more minutes until done.
- Let cool before cutting and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 305Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 99mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 1gSugar: 26gProtein: 4g
Nutrition Information isn't always accurate.