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‘Tis the season for all things pumpkin, cranberry, apple, warm and spicy! You might have already seen my new post: Gluten Free Cranberry-Orange Quick Bread – Mmmmmm! Well this is another recipe where you’ll want to do the proverbial dog-ear (how do you do that on mobile?!). My Gluten Free Apple Bread recipe is one of those “have it your way” recipes that you can spice up or down to suit your taste; you can also make the apples smooth and saucy so you barely notice them, or big and chunky so there’s no doubt this recipe is screaming “I love apple!”.
I’ve partnered with Blendtec® to show you how versatile and yummy this gluten free apple bread can be, no matter how you choose to make it. Either way, it’s far healthier than traditional oil-based quick breads like zucchini bread — in fact, there’s no oil at all! Use Greek yogurt or what I use — vegan coconut yogurt or soy sour cream. You can even sub out the sugar for unrefined coconut palm if you like. I told you this was a “have it your way” kind of recipe!
I promise you’re going to love it any way you bake it — even as muffins (if that’s your way); heck, make it several times and make it different every time. Even the kind of apple you choose will influence the flavor. The one thing you don’t want to do though is use the wrong gluten free flour. NO bean flours here. NO gritty brown rice flour. NO funky flour taste. Use my gfJules™ Gluten Free All Purpose Flour and everyone you share this recipe with will love it, gluten free or not.
You may have seen my eHow video showing you how to make this recipe using a standard mixer (if not, watch the video link below in the “Method” section); here’s how to make this scrumptious quick bread even quicker using an amazingly versatile Blendtec® blender from start to finish!
As part of their Winter Party Recipes, Blendtec wants one of my readers to have a chance to experience this magic for themselves, so I’m choosing one lucky reader (at random, of course) as the winner of a brand new, awesomely powerful Blendtec® Blender Designer 725 and Twister™ Jar valued at $809.90!* This is truly THE top-of-the-line blender, with a 3.8 horsepower motor and six preprogrammed custom cycles: Smoothie, Salsa, Ice Cream, Whole Juice, Hot Soup, and Clean. The bonus Twister™ jar blends even your thickest recipes, like nut butters, hummus, baby food, dips, thick shakes and dressings. Altogether, this prize package would do any kitchen proud.
Follow the prompts in the Rafflecopter widget below to enter yourself in this contest several different ways and share with friends — the more the merrier! Be sure to sign up for my free GF recipe newsletter (top right corner of every page on my site) and follow both me (gfJules) and Blendtec® on all our social media channels so you’ll be entered for even more chances to win, and so you won’t miss future contests and great recipes! And in case you don’t win, be sure to add this Blendtec to your holiday wish list … you have been nice, haven’t you?!
*Blendtec® has sponsored this post. As always, I only work with brands I love and trust; please see my disclosure policy for more information. Thank you for supporting brands that support my gfJules recipe blog and allow me to continue to bring great new gluten free recipes to you!
(Note: contest open to anyone, but the winner must have a shipping address in the US or Canada)
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Peel & core apples, cut in quarters & place in WildSide+ or FourSide jar and secure lid.
“Pulse” 8-10 times until apples are chopped. Place chopped apple into a separate bowl and set aside.
Add pecans to Twister jar and secure lid. “Pulse” 4-5 times and set aside.
Add yogurt, sugar, eggs and vanilla extract to WildSide+ or FourSide jar and secure lid. “Pulse” 8-10 times until incorporated.
Add baking soda, baking powder and salt and 1/3 of flour and “Pulse” 3-4 times.
Add an additional 1/3 of flour and secure lid. “Pulse” 3-4 times incorporate. Repeat with remaining flour.
Add chopped apple and pecans, if desired, and “Pulse” 8-10 times.*
Spoon the batter into a lightly oiled 9×5 inch loaf pan.
Bake at 350°F for 60 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted into the center comes out clean.
*Note: recipe may be prepared by hand chopping apples and pecans for bread with larger apple chunks; may also be mixed using traditional mixer method instead of Blendtec®. See video below: