Enjoy all of the flavors of apple and cinnamon spice in this moist and Healthy Apple Bread recipe!  You will learn how to make apple bread that is quick, easy, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, Paleo, refined sugar-free and can easily be made vegetarian and vegan!

Eight slices of Healthy Apple Bread on a blue tray.

Healthy Apple Bread for Breakfast!

What if I told you there was an apple bread recipe that was not only healthy, but it was also…

Bursting with cinnamon spice…

So incredibly moist that you would swear it was full of gluten, grains, and bad-for-you sugars…

And filling enough to eat for breakfast?

Think I’m kidding you?  I’m totally not!

–> And yes!  This apple bread recipe is a little calorically dense… but it’s dense because it is full of healthy nuts, oils, and loaded with fiber!  <–

Slices of this gluten-free Healthy Apple Bread Recipe stacked in a pile.

Easy Apple Bread Recipe

This healthy apple bread recipe will make your house smell like the most incredible Bath and Body Works or Yankee candle.

You know those recipes… the ones you love to make when guests are about to come over to your house.

They open the door and you can almost see their eyes light up in delight.

And then they inquire, “What are you making?  It smells incredible in here!”

And you reply with a bit of a smirk on your face, “Oh just a little something… A gluten-free, grain-free, and Paleo apple cinnamon bread kind of something.”

A mixture of shredded apple and other ingredients inside a food processor.

How to Make

OK, I’ve touted the scents, textures, and health benefits of this apple cinnamon bread quite a bit, but I am sure you are here to learn how to make apple bread from scratch, right?

Making healthy apple bread is actually a pretty simple process:

  1. First, shred your apples using a food processor with the shredding attachment.  This ensures that every bite of your apple cinnamon bread loaf is loaded with fresh apple flavor!
  2. Whisk together your dry ingredients (almond flour, coconut flour, etc.)
  3. Mix together your wet ingredients in a separate bowl. (i.e. coconut oil, eggs or flax eggs, etc.)
  4. Combine your wet and dry ingredients together and add apples and nuts until JUST combined.
    • There is no need to pull our your stand or hand mixer since this batter is best if mixed until JUST combined.  Over-mixing will result in a flat Paleo bread recipe.
  5. Cook your healthy apple bread in a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan lined with parchment paper in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in comes out clean.
  6. Let your apple cinnamon bread loaf sit on the counter and do not cut until it comes to room temperature.
  7. Store your apple bread in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or freeze for later enjoyment!

Then serve it up with a mug full of Cafe de Olla for a spicy accompaniment!

A loaf of paleo bread cut into slices on a blue napkin.

A Few Tips

So you’ve learned the basics on how to make apple bread, but let me point out a few key things that you won’t want to skip over:

  • Use an apple that you actually like the taste of BEFORE it goes into your healthy apple bread.
    • I like to use Gala, Fuji, Jonagold and Honeycrisp apple varieties.
  • Make sure you use blanched and super fine almond flour.  I got an almond flour from the bulk section one time and it resulted in a super gritty fininished product.
  • Cook the bread until it is ALL of the way done.  You will want to err on the side of overdone instead of underdone.

An overhead picture of a sliced loaf of Healthy Apple Bread.

Make it Healthier!

While this apple cinnamon bread is already gluten-free, grain-free, Paleo, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free there are a few ways you can change it up:

  • Want to make it vegan?  Use flax or chia seed eggs instead of the regular eggs.
  • Feel free to swap out pecans for the walnuts.
  • Don’t have coconut sugar?  Use brown sugar in place of the coconut sugar.

Slices of apple bread stacked together next to two red apples.


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Healthy Apple Bread Recipe

Enjoy all of the flavors of apple and cinnamon spice in this moist and Healthy Apple Bread recipe!  You will learn how to make apple bread that is quick, easy, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, Paleo, refined sugar-free and can easily be made vegetarian and vegan!
Yield 12 servings
Prep 20 minutes
Cook 1 hour
Total 1 hour 20 minutes


  • 1 ½  cups  almond flour blanched
  • ⅓  cup  coconut flour
  • ⅓  cup  tapioca starch
  • ½  cup  coconut sugar
  • tsp.  cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • Dash cloves
  • ½  tsp.  salt
  • tsp.  baking soda
  • eggs  whisked
  • ⅓  cup  coconut oil melted
  • ¼  cup  maple syrup
  • tsp.  vanilla extract
  • Tbsp.  almond milk soy or cashew milk
  • cups  apples  finely shredded
  • ¾ cup  walnuts finely chopped, divided


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large bowl combine almond flour, coconut flour, tapioca starch, coconut sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, salt, and baking soda. Whisk to combine.
  • In a separate large bowl combine eggs, oil, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and milk. Stir to combine ingredients.
  • Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix by hand until just combined.
  • Gradually fold in shredded apple (that have been shredded using a food processor) and ½ cup chopped walnuts until well incorporated.
  • Line a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with parchment paper and fill with apple bread batter. Top batter with remaining ¼ cup chopped walnuts.
  • Bake for 55-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  • Let bread come to room temperature before slicing. Store bread in refrigerator for up to 5 days or at room temperature for 2-3 days. Enjoy!

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You can also substitute the cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves with 2 teaspoons of apple pie spice.


Calories: 457kcal, Carbohydrates: 36g, Protein: 10g, Fat: 33g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 40mg, Sodium: 246mg, Potassium: 137mg, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 15g, Vitamin A: 80IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 103mg, Iron: 2.1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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