Gluten Free Apple Bread Recipe

Gluten Free Apple Bread Recipe

Gluten Free Apple Bread Recipe, anyone? ‘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!”. And by the way, it is AH-mazing with my homemade apple butter recipe. You gotta try it.


gluten free apple bread in pan

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. And yes, you can make it in a blender! How’s that for handy?

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Whatever method you choose, it’s a 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!

Slicing Gluten Free Apple Bread

This loaf of gluten free apple bread was made in the Blendtec for a smooth batter with no apple chunks.


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.

Jules Shepard on eHow making Healthy Gluten Free Apple Bread

Click photo to watch my video showing how to make this yummy bread!


You may have seen my eHow video showing you how to make this recipe using a standard mixer (if not, watch the video by clicking my photo above); here’s how to make this scrumptious quick bread even quicker using an amazingly versatile Blendtec® blender from start to finish! (note: an ordinary blender won’t be able to mix this batter as well)

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Click on the photo to watch the video!


Happy Baking!

*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! (Enter code GFJULES for 25% off at

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Gluten Free Apple Bread |

Gluten Free Apple Bread Recipe

Yield: 1 loaf
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

This Healthy Gluten Free Apple Bread is delicious with chunky apples or blended apples; made in a mixing bowl or a Blendtec Blender! So versatile and so yummy any way you slice it!


  • 1 cup (8 oz.) Greek yogurt (or non-dairy or dairy sour cream or plain yogurt – I used So Delicious® Coconut Yogurt)
  • 1 cup granulated cane or unrefined coconut palm sugar
  • 2 large eggs (or substitute)
  • 1 Tbs. pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups gfJules™ Gluten Free All Purpose Flour
  •  2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 ½ cups tart or semi-sweet apples like Gala, Fuji or Granny Smith
  • ¼ – ½ cup chopped pecans (optional)


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®. 

Remember: chunky or smooth; mixer or blender … this gluten free apple bread recipe is delicious any way you slice it!

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163 thoughts on “Gluten Free Apple Bread Recipe

  1. Hi, I have been doing some of your recipes and was interested to ask if I can substitute the sugars for low calorie sugar for diabetic people I know? Thank you.

    • Hi Anita, I assume you’re talking about Swerve and Just Like Sugar and the like? I’ve experimented with some of those and the recipes have always turned out just fine. Just be sure to use the ones that are for baking and measure for baking as well.

    • Apple bread can be so delicious – either with or without chunks. Can’t wait to start up in full-on bake-everything-with-apples mode!!!

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