Nutty, apple-filled, and delicious! This gluten-free, vegan loaf is awesome for munching as snack time or serving at breakfast. Refined sugar-free and made with wholesome, all natural ingredients.
It’s time again for another dive into the archives! Another trip in time back to simpler blogging times when my pictures were bad and my grammar was even worse. 😉
That’s right, friends…it’s RECIPE REMAKE time! I am especially excited to be bringing back this recipe from the past because it’s totally delicious yet has had little attention since its original posting date almond 4 years ago.
I created this recipe right before my sister moved into her new house with her then fiance (now hubby!) as a housewarming present for the two of them! Nothing says ‘welcome home!’ like a fresh loaf of perfectly baked bread. Especially sweet bread!
That’s where my Nutty Apple CRUNCH Loaf comes in! Chockfull of peanut butter goodness, fresh apple flavor, and loads of wholesome, yet easy to find ingredients that make it perfect for a weekend baking activity. It’s ULTRA kid-friendly too! I mean, who doesn’t love peanut butter and apples together?! It’s a quintessential food combination and it’s even better in bread form! Just like Oprah, we all LOVE bread. 😉 Curse me for linking to that horrid commercial!
The original recipe was not gluten-free or vegan, but upon remaking it this week, I made a few simple changes to make it more appropriate for everyone to eat! We aren’t diet intolerant around here, folks. Whatever lifestyle you follow, Healthy Helper has something for you!
I also seem to remember the original post celebrating the opening of the first ever Trader Joes in Buffalo. Here we are 4 years later and the TJ’s obsession is still going strong. Joe, you own my wallet.
Okay, okay. Enough chit-chat about the past. Lets LIVE IN THE PRESENT and get to this delicious throwback recipe!
- ⅓ cup peanut butter
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- ¼ cup coconut sugar
- 1.5 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- ¼ cup almond milk
- 1 tbsp Bob's Red Mill Egg Replacer + 2 tbsp water, let sit for 1 minute to thicken
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1.5 cups Bob's Red Mill 1-1 Gluten-Free Flour
- ½ cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp nutmeg
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 small apple, cored and chopped
- ¼ cup walnuts or peanuts, chopped
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a loaf pan with parchment paper or cooking spray.
- Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl and combine all wet ingredients in medium bowl.
- Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Fold in apples and walnuts.
- Pour mixture into loaf pan and bake at 350 for 55 minutes. Cool for about 20 mins before slicing and serving.
Easy to make, no yeast or rising required, and perfectly appropriate for this time of year, this loaf will have your family begging for more! When I made it for my sister and her husband it was gone in two days. Think you can beat that?
Also, I suggest serving it warm with extra peanut butter slathered on top! The more pb the better, am I right?
Here’s to edible presents, better food photography, and as Oprah would say “BREAD”!
What’s your favorite type of quick-bread? I love pumpkin loaf!
Have you ever made your family or friends a homemade housewarming gift?
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