Gluten-Free Dutch Apple Quick Bread

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Hearty and fragrant this Gluten-Free Dutch Apple Quick bread is made in a jiffy – plenty of apples, cinnamon butter topping and vanilla glaze. So so good! There is a reason apples and cinnamon are a classic pairing. I can’t think of two flavours that go better together. This breakfast loaf or a snack is just the thing to make your day better. The apple quick bread is sure to satisfy when you need just a little slice of something sweet.

Why is this apple quick bread named Dutch?

Whether it is a Dutch Apple cake, Dutch Apple pie or Dutch Apple quick bread, the recipes are made with a streusel topping of flour, butter and sugar baked on top, adding a delicious sweet crunchy topping. In this streusel recipe, I added cinnamon making the topping flavourful and complimenting the apples in the loaf.

Why add the vanilla glaze when there is already a streusel topping?

This is a great question. First, the vanilla glaze is optional, but it adds extra creamy lightly flavoured with vanilla topping. In this Dutch apple quick bread recipe, I reduced the amount of sugar that I would normally use in a loaf of this size. This allowed me to add the vanilla glaze making this apple treat spectacular. I have replaced olive oil for butter in this sweet bread, making it lighter and healthier. You will love it, and it is by far most loved apple loaf by kids, well at least in my family šŸ™‚

Want more recipes with streusel toppings? Check out these gluten-free sweet treats.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 cup sugar (I prefer coconut sugar)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp. Pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups gluten-free all-purpose flour blend, one that includes xanthan gum. Otherwise, add 1/2 tsp. Xanthan Guam
  • 1 1/2 tsp. GF aluminum-free baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Sea salt
  • 2 cups peeled diced apples. (About 2 small apples)
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped walnuts (optional)
  • STREUSEL TOPPING
  • 5 Tbsp. Unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup gluten-free flour blend
  • 4 Tbsp. Sugar (I used coconut sugar, you can also use brown sugar)
  • 1 1/2 tsp. GF ground cinnamon
  • VANILLA GLAZE (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp. Unsalted butter
  • 1 Tbsp. Milk, at room temperatureĀ 
  • 1/4 tsp. Pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F and line a basic loaf pan 9 x 5-inches with parchment paper
  • Using an electric mixer, whisk the olive oil with sugar until the sugar has dissolved. About 2 minutes. Add in eggs, milk and vanilla and mix until blended
  • Mix in flour, baking powder and salt. Fold in apples and walnuts. Transfer batter to the loaf pan
  • For the topping; mix everything together using a pastry fork until crumbly. Scatter over batter in the pan and bake for 60 - 65 minutes, until the loaf passes a toothpick test
  • Cool in the pan for 15 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack
  • For the vanilla glaze; cream everything together and drizzle over cooled loaf


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