This Gluten Free Apple Bread recipe had me crying. You know why? I forgot a key ingredient the first time I made it and it was a flop. But, on the second time around, things were looking up I’m happy to report!
I guess I can’t expect things to always turn out perfectly but I want them to, Lol! It’s definitely the perfectionist in me! I’m sure a lot of you can relate to that.
I really like making quick breads, but honestly I’ve never really dabbled too much with gluten free flours. I really want to change this though and start experimenting with different combinations.
For this recipe I used a packaged gluten free flour blend with xanthan gum by Bob’s Red Mill called “1 to 1 Baking Flour”. It’s a blend of rice flours, potato starch, white sorghum flour, tapioca flour and xanthan gum.
After the batter is complete and poured into the loaf pan, apple slices are placed into the batter fairly close together forming 2 parallel lines down the length of the pan. After the slices are secured in the dough, maple syrup is brushed over the top of the loaf and chopped walnuts are sprinkled on top. Apples, maple syrup and walnuts – YUM!
Here is the recipe for Gluten Free Apple Bread:
- 1 1/2 cups gluten free flour with xanthan gum
- 1 Tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup apple sauce
- 1/2 cup agave nectar
- 1/4 cup coconut oil melted
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup warm watter
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 2-4 apples peeled, cored, quartered and fairly thinly sliced - I used Gala apples but any apple will do, depending on size
- 2 Tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat your oven to 325 degrees F
Sift together the dry ingredients - flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and set aside
In a separate bowl stir to combine the apple sauce, agave nectar, coconut oil and vanilla
Pour this liquid mixture into the dry mixture and combine
Add 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar to 1/2 cup warm water and stir that into the cake batter until thoroughly combined
Pour the mixture into a oiled or parchment lined loaf pan
Add the apple slices into the dough in 2 close together parallel lines deep enough to secure them but still sticking out at least halfway
With a pastry brush, add the maple syrup over the top of the apples and the loaf
Top the loaf with chopped walnuts
Bake for 50 - 60 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean
Adapted from: Wida Foster