Pamela's Gluten Free Recipes

Daily forays into the kitchen for 1 celiac, 1 vegetarian, and 2 carnivores

Apple Spice Loaf

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If there is one thing I can tell you about gluten free baking, it’s that if it works, keep doing it.  A mantra I have stood by through and through, and the reason why I have posted 8 slightly different variations of cheesecakes – so far.

Baking gluten free is not always as simple as just substituting regular flour for gluten free flour – I wish.  The trick to being more successful in your baking is not trying to re-inventing the wheel every time, rather sticking to what you know.

This Apple Spice Loaf is similar to this Apple Currant Bread  I shared with you all a while ago.  Using the same base recipe, I changed it up by adding some nutmeg and ground clove to give it more of a holiday taste, then added some pepitas for extra crunch, and showered the whole thing with confectioners sugar.  Et voila! A new-ish recipe.

Gluten-free baking, can be easy if you aren’t an adventurer. 

Apple Spice Loaf

Apple Spice Loaf


  • 1 cup applesauce, unsweetened
  • 3/4 - 1 cup sugar
  • 4 Tbsp melted butter, cooled
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose gf flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 large peeled, cored and chopped apple
  • 1/2 cup currants
  • 1/2 cup pepitas, plus a handful for top of loaf
  • 3 Tbsp confectioners sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line a 8 1/2 x 5 loaf pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a large bowl whisk together applesauce, sugar, butter, eggs and vanilla.
  • In a medium size bowl add gf flour, baking soda, baking powder, spices and salt.
  • Add flour mixture to bowl with applesauce mixture and combine well.
  • Fold in apple and currants.
  • Pour into prepared loaf pan and bake 50-60 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.




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