Irresistible Apple Fritter Loaf – Gluten-Free Edition
Get ready to indulge in a delightful gluten-free treat with our Apple Fritter Loaf recipe. Bursting with the warm flavors of cinnamon, brown sugar, and juicy apples, this loaf cake offers all the irresistible taste of classic apple fritters without the gluten. Whether you’re following a gluten-free diet or simply craving a scrumptious dessert, this recipe is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. Let’s embark on a journey of flavor and texture with our Apple Fritter Loaf!
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup margarine
3 eggs, large
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup almond milk
3 apples, chopped
2 tbsp granulated sugar
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 cup icing sugar
2 tbsp pure maple syrup
1/2 to 1 tbsp almond milk
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
Prepare Oven and Loaf Pan: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a 9×5-inch loaf pan and set aside.
Mix Cinnamon Sugar: In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon. Set aside.
Prepare Batter: In a large mixing bowl, cream together granulated sugar and margarine until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in vanilla extract.
Combine Dry Ingredients: In a separate bowl, whisk together gluten-free flour, baking powder, and salt.
Incorporate Dry Ingredients: Gradually add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture, alternating with almond milk. Mix until well combined.
Prepare Apples: In another bowl, toss chopped apples with 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar and 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon until evenly coated.
Layer Batter and Apples: Spread half of the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Sprinkle half of the cinnamon sugar mixture over the batter. Top with half of the chopped apples. Repeat layers with remaining batter, cinnamon sugar, and apples.
Bake: Bake in the preheated oven for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Cool and Glaze: Allow the loaf to cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely. In a small bowl, whisk together icing sugar, maple syrup, almond milk, and ground cinnamon until smooth. Drizzle the glaze over the cooled loaf.
Slice and Serve: Once the glaze has set, slice the Apple Fritter Loaf and serve. Enjoy the delightful blend of flavors and textures!
Cook Notes and Variations:
Nuts: Add chopped nuts such as pecans or walnuts to the batter for extra crunch and flavor.
Dairy-Free Option: Use dairy-free margarine and almond milk to make this recipe dairy-free.
Enhanced Flavor: Incorporate a teaspoon of apple pie spice or nutmeg into the batter for a warm, aromatic flavor profile.
Keto and Low-Carb Versions:
Keto Option: Replace the granulated sugar with a keto-friendly sweetener such as erythritol or monk fruit sweetener. Use almond flour or coconut flour instead of gluten-free baking flour. Adjust the amount of sweetener and flour to suit your taste and dietary preferences.
Low-Carb Option: Similarly, reduce the amount of granulated sugar and replace it with a low-carb sweetener. Use almond flour or a combination of almond flour and coconut flour to lower the carb content. Be mindful of the carb count in the apples and maple syrup when making the glaze.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):
Can I use other gluten-free flour blends? Yes, you can experiment with different gluten-free flour blends, but results may vary depending on the composition of the flour. Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour is recommended for best results.
How should I store leftovers? Store any leftover Apple Fritter Loaf in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days, or in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Reheat individual slices in the microwave for a few seconds before serving.
Can I freeze this loaf? Yes, you can freeze the Apple Fritter Loaf for up to 3 months. Wrap the loaf tightly in plastic wrap and aluminum foil before placing it in a freezer-safe bag or container. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before slicing and serving.
Can I use different types of apples? Yes, you can use your favorite variety of apples for this recipe. Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, or Fuji apples are all great choices for baking, offering a balance of sweetness and tartness.
In conclusion, our Apple Fritter Loaf offers a gluten-free twist on a classic favorite, providing all the comforting flavors of apple fritters in a convenient loaf cake format. Whether you’re adhering to a gluten-free diet or simply looking for a delicious treat to enjoy, this recipe delivers on taste, texture, and satisfaction. With its tender crumb, fragrant cinnamon sugar swirls, and juicy apple chunks, each slice is a delightful indulgence for the senses. So gather your ingredients, preheat your oven, and get ready to savor the sweet essence of autumn with our irresistible Apple Fritter Loaf. Your taste buds will thank you for it!