Gluten Free Apple Cinnamon Bread

Sweet, moist and flavorful gluten-free apple cinnamon bread – a satisfying comforting treat for breakfast or snack.

This post is sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill.

Gluten Free Apple Cinnamon Bread | naturally sweetened and healthy! @bobsredmill

Once you get to a certain age, it’s the simple things in life that make all the difference.

Like your car insurance premium going down.

A stellar health, vision, dental plan + super awesome dividends, like whaaaaa?!

The perfect cup (or 5) of coffee.

A book that makes you go, “Whoa, theeeey should make a movie out of that starring Ben Affleck, just kidding they already did, woop woop!”

Cross word puzzles in an actual newspaper. On a Sunday morning. With a legit cup (or 5) of coffee.

Those super fuzzy and warm socks from Old Navy that leave a trail of fuzzies everywhere you go, but you don’t care because they make your feet feel like they’re constantly being kissed by fairies.

The fact that your Florence + The Machine Pandora radio station knows you. Right in the frontal lobe, it knows you.

A thick, sweet, moist, warm slice of gluten free apple cinnamon bread.

Gluten Free Apple Cinnamon Bread | naturally sweetened and healthy! @bobsredmill

Changing gears to Moist Part Deux <- that’s French for “two.”

What would you do if I started a series on my blog called Moist Breads? It could be real fun, right guys? And great title, too, right?  Because you all loveth the word, “moist,” right? Moist Breads could really take off. I mean, did you SEE the moist-a-palooza Paleo Banana Bread I showed you a hop skip and jump ago? It’s dank, man…real dank. But in an inviting way…not in a my-car-got-stuck-in-the-peat-bog-of-despair sort of way.

MOIST breads. they’re great, and this one has apples and cinnamon all up in its gizzard.

Whaaaaat’s this?? BOTH my cookbooks photobombed this pictorial. How’d that happen??


This apple cinnamon bread is made with Bob’s Red Mill’s Gluten Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour, which makes for a fluffy loaf that you’d never in a million years guess was gluten free. I’ve been raving about this blend because makes life so much easier. Just as the package says, it works perfectly as a 1:1 replacement for regular all-purpose flour. With the holidays coming up, the blend is perfect for using in your cookies, cakes, breads, pie crusts, etc. etc. Acquire it in epic proportions, my lovekins. Acquire.


I sweetened the bread using coconut sugar and added Greek yogurt, resulting in an über flavorful and cozy bread.  Like, you just want to hide pieces of it in your homemade boot cuffs and pull them out just This is the perfect brunching and holiday quickbread. If you’re really wanting to get genius, you could add pecans or walnuts and drizzle the thing with a glaze or homemade caramel. Just throw your sails to the wind. Grab life by the Moist Breads.

Gluten Free Apple Cinnamon Bread | naturally sweetened and healthy @bobsredmill

Moist Breads: A Guide to Keeping Things Real and Moist.

Gluten Free Apple Cinnamon Bread | naturally sweetened and healthy! @bobsredmill

Gluten Free Apple Cinnamon Bread

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 1 9" x 5" loaf of bread
Author: Julia
Recipe adapted from The Happy Homemaker's Apple Cinnamon Bread


Apple Cinnamon Mixture:

For the Gluten Free Bread:

  • ½ cup unsalted butter softened
  • 2/3 cup coconut sugar**
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-½ cups Bob’s Red Mill's Gluten Free 1-to1 Baking Flour
  • 1-½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup full-fat greek yogurt


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly oil a 9" x 5" loaf pan.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, add the ingredients for the apple cinnamon mixture, stir well, and set aside.
  3. In a stand mixer or a mixing bowl, cream together the butter, coconut sugar, and vanilla extract (wet mixture).
  4. Add the eggs one at a time and continue mixing until well combined.
  5. In a seperate mixing bowl, stir together the gluten-free flour, baking powder, and salt,
  6. Pour the flour mixture into the bowl with the wet mixture and mix just until combined. Add the Greek yogurt and mix until a smooth and well combined. The mixture will be very thick and doughy - this is normal.
  7. Spread half of the bread dough in the prepared loaf pan. Add 2/3 of the apple cinnamon mixture and press it into the dough with a spoon. Spread the remaining bread dough on top, followed by the remaining apple cinnamon mixture. Again, press the apples into to bread dough and make sure all of the batter/apples are evenly distributed in the loaf pan.
  8. Place on the center wrack in the oven and bake for 50 minutes. Turn the oven off and allow the bread to sit in the oven an additional 5 minutes or until it tests clean.
  9. Remove bread from the oven and allow it to cool for at least 20 minutes before running a knife along the edges, and turning it out onto a cutting board.
  10. Cut thick pieces of bread and serve with butter and honey.

Recipe Notes

*You can use brown sugar instead of coconut sugar

**You can use white cane sugar instead of coconut sugar


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  1. Lisa @ Healthy Nibbles & Bits

    I need this bread in my life! LOVE the apple bits and all that cinnamon and sugar at the top.

    I get the Sunday paper just so I can do crossword puzzles AND that game where you identify differences between two photos (in the kids section).

    1. Julia Post author

      Heck yeah for real newspapers! Whaddya say we bake up a loaf of this tasty bread, drink endless cups of coffee and cross word puzzle to our heart’s delight? Have a great weekend, girl!

  2. Abby @ The Frosted Vegan

    Florence and Machine Pandora for liiiiife! I can just dance around my kitchen and stuff my face with bread while listening to it for hours. Also, real life, benefits are suuuper exciting and insurance premiums are sometimes the highlight of my week, being a grown up is so glamorous, right?

    1. Julia Post author

      I’m getting closer and closer to accepting the things that change as you get older. For instance: midnight….when was the last time I was awake until such an hour? But if being a legit grown up means health and wisdom, I’ll take it and go to bed at 9:30. 😉

    2. Karen. Clement

      I use Bob’s 1-2-1 flour mix for making gravy and it works really well and bonus no lumps. I find I need to use a bit more than a real flour roux but it does work well and certainly sits much nicer on the tummy than flour gravy. Hope that helps 🙂

  3. tina

    hello julia,
    …kissed by fairies? can i please steal the whole paragraph?

    with thanksgiving coming up, im just looking for a way to make the gravy for my 1/2 and 1/2 family. do you know if this flour will work?

    thank you for making me smile at work.

    1. Julia Post author

      I double dog dare us to make a loaf of Moist Bread, stick slices of it in our boot cuffs, and go for a hike through the mountains of Tahoe. Whaddya say??!

    1. Julia Post author

      LOL! I’ve thought about doing a GF cookbook, so if I do, Moist will definitely be the first word in the title, haha! Thanks in advance for your support, love 😉

    1. Julia Post author

      Thanks, gorgeous! If I can pull my act together, I’ll visit you and Taylor soon and we can eat Moist Breads with coffee for days 🙂

    1. Julia Post author

      Old Navy socks for the win! Gah I love those things. Unfortunately for the moist naysayers, “moist” is here to stay, as I seem to love the word 😉 And now that it’s Moist Breads season, the word will be popping up more and more.

  4. Carol at Wild Goose Tea

    I thank the Universe for hot water and a bath tub. And indoor plumbing, which I’ve always had, but one takes that for grant it. I loved your list and this post. Bob’s Red Mill is a mighty fine company in my book. And this is a mighty fine looking apple bread too

  5. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness

    MOIST. One of my most favorite words. Because I am 5 and it makes me giggle.
    Please start a series called moist breads, so that I can read it with my 6 cups of coffee in the morning and have all the LOLZ.
    Also, please ship this to me. Kthxbai.

    1. Julia Post author

      Moist Breads it is. And you may be the only reader of the series, but hell, if that means we can hoard all the Moist Breads to ourselves, I’d say it’s still worth it 😀

  6. Dearna || to her core

    I love this idea of grain/gluten free sweet breads that you’ve been coming up with lately Julia. I have been playing around with savoury grain free breads lately but havent delved into the sweet kind – after looking at these delicious pictures though I think I need to – soon! 🙂

    1. Julia Post author

      Oh Dearna! We need to put our minds together and make ALL the quickbreads! I love savoury bread, too, and I’ve never tried making a savoury quickbread. Jalapeno cheddar? Let’s do this ish!

  7. Shirley

    This recipe is perfectly timed. We just bought fresh apples and I can’t wait to try this recipe. It will be a nice treat to serve a Laura’s Thanksgiving dinner.

    1. Julia Post author

      Can’t wait to hear how you like it!! I’ll supply the flour and we can use your apples and make about eleventy billion loaves! Sounds like a fun baking event to me 😀

  8. Joanne

    Or maybe we could start a band called “Moist Breads”? I feel like that would be hugely successful. I mean, we could serve this at all our concerts and I’m sure we could win people over with it, if not for our totally hardcore name.

    1. Julia Post author

      That’s the smartest idea I ever did hear. I played Oboe in high school and have been meaning to get back into it. I’m sure every band called Moist Breads would need an Oboe player. Lets do dis!

    1. Julia Post author

      Hi Virginia, I wouldn’t use almond milk because it will throw the moisture content off..Greek yogurt can be replaced with buttermilk or kefir – I’d stick to something thick and cultured 🙂 Hope this helps!

  9. Sue

    This is amazing! I made it exactly as directed. So moist and yummy. I can’t even believe that it’s gluten free. I can’t stop eating it. Thank you!

    1. Sue

      Oops – I forgot that I did use brown sugar in the topping and white sugar in the bread dough as suggested instead of coconut sugar.

      1. Julia Post author

        Yaaaaay I’m so happy you enjoyed the bread, Sue! It’s definitely one of my favorite recipes on this site! Brown/white cane sugar is always an option for replacing coconut sugar, so I’m glad you made the substitution work for ya! Thanks so much for your kind words!

  10. Emily

    I just made this exactly as instructed and it is delicious!! Me and my roommates all love it, we can’t believe it’s gluten free 🙂 It tastes really good with butter on top. I made it using regular white sugar because I didn’t have a chance to get coconut sugar and it still turned out delicious. Thanks so much for sharing.

    1. Julia Post author

      Hi Diana,

      Absolutely! Wrap it in plastic wrap and then stick it in a zip lock bag. It freezes really well! xo


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