Moist + tender apple bread made with crisp apples, applesauce, + apple pie spice. A healthy dessert or snack that’s gluten free + paleo with a vegan option.
FOR STRESEL CRUMBLE
- 1/4 cup almond flour
- 2 tbsp finely chopped nuts
- 2 tbsp coconut sugar (like this)
- 1 tsp apple pie spice (like this)
- pinch of salt
- 2 tbsp butter, ghee, or coconut oil
FOR APPLE BREAD
- 1 cup almond flour (I use THIS blanched brand)
- 1/3 cup arrowroot powder (or tapioca starch) (like this OR like this)
- 2 tbsp coconut flour (I use THIS brand)
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 and 1/2 tsp apple pie spice
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 eggs (or 2 flax eggs)**
- 1/4 cup butter, ghee, or coconut oil, melted
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 cup applesauce
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 apple, peeled, cored, and chopped
- Preheat oven to 350’F. Line loaf pan with parchment paper, allowing sides of paper to come up the sides a bit. Grease any exposed sides.
- To make streusel crumble, combine almond flour, chopped nuts, coconut sugar, apple pie spice, salt, and melted fat in a small bowl until a crumbly mixture forms. Place into freezer while you prepare the batter.
- To make apple bread, whisk together almond flour, arrowroot powder, coconut flour, baking powder, apple pie spice, and salt. Set aside.
- In another bowl, whisk together eggs, melted fat, maple syrup, applesauce, and vanilla. Add wet to dry and gently mix. Fold in chopped apples.
- Scrape mixture into loaf pan and sprinkle cold crumble over the top. Bake for 50-55 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean in center. Allow to cool for 5 minutes then using the parchment paper sides, lift out onto cooling rack and allow to cool completely. Slice and enjoy.
You can use 2 flax eggs in place of real eggs. 2 flax eggs = 2 tbsp ground flax meal + 6 tbsp water. Whisk together and let sit for 10 minutes to form a gel.
As always, room temperature ingredients work best when baking.
Baking powders traditionally have GMO corn in them. You can find a corn free brand HERE, I prefer to make my own: 1 part baking soda, 2 parts cream of tartar, and 2 parts arrowroot powder.
This recipe can be made with 1 and 1/2 cups of plain almond flour. The texture won’t be quite as light and fluffy but it totally works. You can also use 1 and 1/2 cups of paleo flour.