Move over banana bread, this vegan apple bread is amazing and a must try! All made in just one bowl with an optional caramel glaze. Can be made Top 8 Allergen Free.
We all know that vegan banana bread is a go to for an easy quick vegan bread; however, this vegan apple bread is absolutely incredible and a must try!
Quick breads are perfect for easy breakfasts or snacks, but if you use this optional vegan caramel glaze, then it can triple as a vegan dessert option too.
It makes a perfect food gift for someone if you like to do that sort of thing and can be made into mini loaves or even muffins if desired.
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Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS THE BEST TYPE OF APPLES TO USE FOR THIS VEGAN APPLE BREAD RECIPE?
Apples are one of the most crucial parts of the recipe. It’s the focus of the whole dish.
There are so many apple options to choose from when you are baking that sometimes it may feel a little overwhelming.
However, there’s no need to complicate things.
You want an apple that will hold it’s shape and not turn to mush when baking and is a good balance of sweet and tart.
Some great options would include:
- granny smith
- pink lady
DO I HAVE TO PEEL THE APPLES?
Technically the answer is no. If you are zero waste or just like apple skins, then you do not have to peel them. It is purely a preference to do so.
The skins will soften during the cooking process and be completely soft and edible still if left in.
However, the apples will not be as soft as they could be if the skins were removed. For that reason, we recommend removing them.
Can this be Top 8 Allergen Free?
There is vegan butter, vegan milk and flour in this recipe.
For the vegan butter, just use a soy free version, like Earth Balance soy free.
For the vegan milk, we prefer oat which is already allergen friendly.
And for the flour, you can use a gluten free versions like King Arthur Measure for Measure.
Can you prep vegan apple bread ahead of time?
Yes! Once made and cooled, it will last for a week stored in an air tight container at room temperature.
Or you can follow the freezer instructions below.
Can you freeze this vegan apple bread?
You can absolutely freeze this dairy free apple bread recipe. We would recommend that you let it cool upon coming out of the oven, then slice the bread into desired size slices.
Afterwards, you can place a small piece of parchment of wax paper between each piece and freeze the loaf.
The reason we recommended freezing the dairy free apple bread recipe in slices is because it will make it easier to thaw by being less time consuming.
You can remove slices as needed and either place on counter to thaw or place in microwave to thaw more quickly.
Of course, you can freeze this vegan apple bread loaf in one whole loaf, but it will take longer to thaw. If doing it this one, remove and set on counter until it comes to room temperature and the middle is no longer frozen.
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Vegan Apple Bread
- 1/2 cup + 1 tbsp vegan butter, softened
- 1 1/4 cups vegan cane sugar
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/2 cup dairy free milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 1/2 cups flour (cup for cup gluten free if needed)
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon, OPTIONAL
- 1 1/2 cups apples, peeled and diced (see apple type recommendations in the post above)
- 1/2 cup chopped walnut pieces OPTIONAL
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly spray or grease a 4×8-inch loaf pan. Line with parchment paper
- In a large bowl, beat together the vegan butter and sugar.
- Add in applesauce, dairy free milk and vanilla. Mix to incorporate.
- Mix in flour, salt and baking powder. If adding cinnamon, also add it here. Do not overmix.
- Fold in diced apples and nuts if adding.
- Pour into greased bread pan and tap the bottom of the pan to ensure it's evenly leveled. Do not fill more than 2/3 full. *If you have too much batter for your pan, make mini muffins or similar with remaining batter after bread is done.
- Place in oven for 55-65 minutes on the center rack of the oven. When done, a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- *The top of the bread should be a deep brown color. If after 45 minutes, your bread needs more time, cover the top with foil and continue cooking in 5 minute intervals until the toothpick comes out clean.
- Remove from oven and place on a cool rack to cool completely before pulling out.
For the Glaze
- While baking, make the glaze by adding melted butter, brown sugar and milk over medium heat, whisking constantly until mixture begins to boil.Remove from heat and let cool for 10 minutes.
- Add vanilla and powdered sugar. Whisk until smooth.
- Once bread has cooled, drizzle over the top.
- Store any leftovers in an air tight container for up to a 3-5 days.
- Optional: slice an apple very thin, toss in lemon juice, pat dry and then fan across the top.
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