Gluten- and Nut-Free Applesauce Bread

I’ve been making applesauce bread for years. It’s a favorite of my Little Miss! Whether it’s baked in a bread loaf or in a muffin tin, she loves devouring pieces for breakfast, in her lunch box, or packed as a snack.

Since she loves the bread so much, I decided to make a gluten-free version that she could now enjoy. It turned out scrumptious! She was so happy to not only help make it but enjoy something that’s been a favorite for years and not feel like her new diet has changed a food she loves so much.

Gluten- and Nut-Free Applesauce Bread

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  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups gluten-free oat flour*
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 cups applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. In a large bowl, blend the butter, egg, and sugar. Then add the flour, baking soda, spices, and salt. After it starts to form a crumbly dough, pour in the applesauce, and mix together.
  2. Coat a bread loaf pan with cooking spray, and pour the batter evenly inside (or use muffin tins, if you prefer).
  3. Bake at 350F for about 40 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.
  4. One of my favorite parts is the smell while they’re in the oven—mmm, makes the whole house smell delish!
  5. Perfectly moist with just the right amount of spice! Delish.

*Check out this great tip on oat flour!

About Keeley McGuire

Keeley is our resident allergy friendly contributor. She is a full-time working mom to one little girl who loves her homemade lunches. In her personal blog, KeeleyMcGuireBlog, she shares her gluten free and peanut free recipes, her love for her crockpot, and the occasional craft.