Apple Butter Bread

As soon as the weather turns crisp, my friends and I pick apples.

Lots and lots of apples!

And with all those sweet apples we create some ahhhmazing recipes.

 

The BEST Apple Butter Bread + Slow Cooker Apple Butter Recipe | This gluten-free sweet bread is our favorite fall breakfast recipe! If you are looking for an easy sweet bread recipe to make the most of autumn flavors make this healthy crock pot apple butter AND then bake this bread! Baking when the weather turns crisp is my favorite activity. This batter makes a wonderful muffin to pack in school lunches and to freeze for those busy mornings too!

 

One of my favorite fall recipes is apple butter. I found a recipe years ago and have modified it to be my own. My recipe makes at least 8 cups, so I end up freezing a majority of it to use during the long winter months when I am yearning for milder weather.

 

apple picking

 

This Apple Butter Bread makes perfect use of the delicious apple butter. You will typically find apple butter muffins or bread in our freezer and lunch boxes.

This sweet bread recipe is so simple to prepare, think banana bread easy.

 

The BEST Apple Butter Bread + Slow Cooker Apple Butter Recipe | This gluten-free sweet bread is our favorite fall breakfast recipe! If you are looking for an easy sweet bread recipe to make the most of autumn flavors make this healthy crock pot apple butter AND then bake this bread! Baking when the weather turns crisp is my favorite activity. This batter makes a wonderful muffin to pack in school lunches and to freeze for those busy mornings too!

 

My original recipe called for whole wheat flour, but these days I opt for gluten-free as both my B.F.F.s (Best Foodie Friends) are gluten-intolerant. My Gluten-Free Flour Blend works like a charm to create a light and soft texture.

 

Apple Butter

 


Apple Butter Recipe

5 lbs apples or enough to fill a 7 qt slow cooker

2 Tbsp vanilla extract

1 cup coconut sugar

2 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

1/2 tsp ground cloves

Peel and slice apples by hand or with an apple peeler/slicer (I use one from Pampered Chef). Add peeled and sliced apples to slow cooker along with the vanilla.

Cook on LOW 6 hours, stirring every hour. Then mash with a potato masher. It should look “applesaucy”.

Then mix in the sugar and spices. Cook on LOW another 4 hours stirring every hour.

By hour 10, the apple mixture should be dark in color and have reduced. Turn slow cooker off and allow apple butter to cool. Store in containers in your fridge for a couple weeks, your freezer for months, or can to use for years.

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The BEST Apple Butter Bread + Slow Cooker Apple Butter Recipe | This gluten-free sweet bread is our favorite fall breakfast recipe! If you are looking for an easy sweet bread recipe to make the most of autumn flavors make this healthy crock pot apple butter AND then bake this bread! Baking when the weather turns crisp is my favorite activity. This batter makes a wonderful muffin to pack in school lunches and to freeze for those busy mornings too!

I will admit, I know you can purchase apple butter, but I have never tried it. So I am not sure how it compares to this recipe.

HOWEVER, I know a store-bought variety can’t hold a candle to this homemade recipe.

Plus, one of the lovely benefits of this apple butter and bread are the hours upon hours of your home smelling like the epitome of fall.

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The BEST Apple Butter Bread + Slow Cooker Apple Butter Recipe | This gluten-free sweet bread is our favorite fall breakfast recipe! If you are looking for an easy sweet bread recipe to make the most of autumn flavors make this healthy crock pot apple butter AND then bake this bread! Baking when the weather turns crisp is my favorite activity. This batter makes a wonderful muffin to pack in school lunches and to freeze for those busy mornings too!

Apple Butter Bread
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This gluten-free sweet bread is our favorite fall breakfast recipe! If you are looking for an easy sweet bread recipe to make the most of autumn flavors make this healthy crock pot apple butter AND then bake this bread! Baking when the weather turns crisp is my favorite activity. This batter makes a wonderful muffin to pack in school lunches and to freeze for those busy mornings too! To find more healthy recipes visit groundedandsurrounded.com!
Servings
3 small loaves
Servings
3 small loaves
Apple Butter Bread
Print Recipe
This gluten-free sweet bread is our favorite fall breakfast recipe! If you are looking for an easy sweet bread recipe to make the most of autumn flavors make this healthy crock pot apple butter AND then bake this bread! Baking when the weather turns crisp is my favorite activity. This batter makes a wonderful muffin to pack in school lunches and to freeze for those busy mornings too! To find more healthy recipes visit groundedandsurrounded.com!
Servings
3 small loaves
Servings
3 small loaves
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups apple butter
  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar or 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 cups gluten-free flour blend (I used this blend)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
Servings: small loaves
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Generously spray the 3-small loaf pans (3"x6") with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, melt butter. Then whisk in eggs, apple butter, and coconut sugar. Add in flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir together all ingredients until just combined.
  3. Pour into greased pans and bake for 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow to cool in pans for 15 minutes, then remove and continue to cool on cooling racks.
  4. Store in an airtight container for a few days on the counter top or wrap in saran wrap then place in Ziploc storage bag and store in freezer.
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50 thoughts on “Apple Butter Bread

  1. I tried this apple butter bread recipe and it tastes just awesome. I also recommend everyone to try this recipe at least one time you will love it.
    Thanks for sharing these recipes.

    1. Ankit, thank you so much for your kind comment. It was so wonderful to hear your experience with this recipe. It is certainly one of our favorites too. Blessings to you!

  2. This looks amazing I have to eat gluten free and it’s hard to find good baked goods where did you get the flour or what name brand is it

    1. Hi Tina! Thank you so much for the kind words. Yes, it is hard to find gf baked goods that are both delicious and simple to make. I just updated the recipe to reflect what flour I use. It is a gluten-free blend that my bestie came up with 🙂 However, you can use any brand!

  3. I came here from another site that you posted a recipe on, which I have saved for a later date.
    I feel like I should run out to the store now, but since it is almost 11:00 at night, I think I’ll pass for tonight. I for sure am going to make the apple butter. I would like to make the bread, I can almost taste it. Can I use regular flour in it?

    1. Hi Judi! You are too sweet. Thank you for spending time here at G&S 🙂 Yes, you can use regular flour in the apple butter bread. I most often use the gluten-free flour blend that is listed, but otherwise I use whole wheat flour. All purpose will work too! Enjoy 🙂

  4. What is coconut Sugar called for in your slow cooker Apple Butter Recipe. I do not ever remember seeing it here in Canada. We love Apple butter and the apple butter they sell here is not the true apple butter we bought in Arkansas and Texas so I would really like to make my own. Thank you in advance for your trouble

    1. Hi Sallie, thanks for the questions! The original recipe I used for my apple butter called for brown sugar, lots of brown sugar. So I decided to use a little coconut sugar to sweeten it up a bit. Coconut sugar has a lower glycemic index and I love the “molassey” taste of it. You can omit the sugar altogether if you wish, the apple butter will still taste amazing. I hope this answer helps! Best of luck making this butter and bread 🙂 Stay in touch!

  5. Can this be made in a standard bread/loaf pan??? I don’t have the small ones. Can’t wait to try this…it looks too good to wait!

  6. Love your apple butter recipe – I really enjoy making things like that in the slow cooker. I definitely agree with you about how lovely it makes the house smell. Really like your Apple Butter Bread recipe too. Thank you for sharing with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop. Pinned and tweeted. Hope to ‘see’ you again this week.

    1. April, thank you for your kind words! This recipe really is the perfect recipe for those chilly fall days when you want to cozy up in the house because your home will smell SO amazing you won’t want to leave 🙂

  7. This recipe looks awesome. I like how it can be saved too.

    Thank you for sharing this with us on the #HomeMattersParty. We hope to see you again when we open our doors on Friday at 12AM EST.

    1. Enjoy it, girl! We have 1 loaf left in the freezer that I have been eyeing for about a week now. lol Time to bake a new batch! Let me know how yours turns out 🙂

  8. I still have some apple butter left from last year’s batch, so I NEED this recipe! And my husband will appreciate it being GF. Thanks you.

  9. Yum! This looks like such a great recipe, especially for the fall. My daughter and I love apples and I’m always looking for recipes to use them, and it looks like I found another one here. Thanks so much for sharing this with us on #shinebloghop, Sammi!

  10. This sounds wonderful! Do you have canning instructions for the apple butter by chance? I’m new to canning, and still learning the ropes. Thanks!

  11. Sammi – this is another great recipe of yours. Love the combination of apple butter and apple butter bread. Saving this for later in the Fall! Love it!

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