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Flourless Apple Bread (No Flour, Butter or Oil)

This apple quick bread tastes of soft apples and warm fall spices. The batter comes together in about ten minutes and is so easy to make. This bread also does not require any flour, butter or cooking oil.
three slices of bread and the rest of the loaf.

I love baking with apples this time of year and this quick bread really hit the spot. The batter comes together so easily and my kitchen smelled delicious as it was baking. I also love that is healthier than your typical quick bread.


  • Almond butter
  • Applesauce
  • Brown Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Baking Powder
  • Cinnamon
  • Diced Apples

Almond Butter

I used natural almond butter but regular almond butter will also work. You can also substitute with other nut butters. I don’t recommend peanut butter only because I think the peanut butter flavor is too strong and overwhelms the delicate apple flavor.


The apple flavor for the bread is from using applesauce in the batter and also mixing in fresh apple pieces. You can use sweetened or unsweetened applesauce. I prefer using unsweetened so that I can control the sweetness myself when making the batter.

Brown Sugar

Using brown sugar makes this bread tastes more like Fall. But you can use white granulated sugar if you don’t have any brown sugar.


Using fresh apples adds apple flavor to the bread and helps keep the bread moist. Choose an apple variety that is sweet.  I used fuji apples. Avoid using tart apples because there is not enough sugar in the bread batter to sweeten tart apples.

overhead shot of the bread.

Bread Texture

Even though the bread has no flour, you can’t tell. The texture of the bread is similar to bread made with flour. The bread is also very moist and soft.
the load with slices.

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Flourless Apple Bread

Servings: 12 slices
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
This apple quick bread is so easy to make! It also does not contain any flour, oil or butter!
5 from 7 votes


  • 1 cup creamy natural almond butter unsweetened
  • 2/3 cup applesauce unsweetened
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar lightly packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 heaping cup diced apples (peeled and cored) cut into small cubes about 1/3 inch thick


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 8 x 4 inch baking loaf pan with parchment paper.
  • Add all ingredients except apples into a large mixing bowl. Whisk until batter is smooth. Stir in apples.
  • Pour batter into prepared loaf pan. Bake about 45-55 minute or until done. Toothpick inserted should come out mostly clean and if you gently apply pressure to the surface of the bread, it should slowly bounce back rather than stay sunken in.
  • Let bread cool before slicing and serving.


  • If you have a question about ingredient substitutions, I discuss possible substitutions in the post.
  • Choose an apple variety that is sweet because the bread is not overly sweet so the apples help add sweetness. I used a fuji apple.
  • I did not make this bread super sweet because I like my quick breads to be less sweet than cake. If you prefer sweeter, you can add more brown sugar.
  • You can make this in a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan. You may need to cut down on the cooking time.


Serving: 1slice, Calories: 183kcal, Carbohydrates: 17g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 14mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 12g, NET CARBS: 15

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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44 comments on “Flourless Apple Bread (No Flour, Butter or Oil)”

  1. Wonderful and easy bread to prepare!
    Full of flavor and texture. I recommend this bread to those like myself with Celiac.. Thank you!

  2. This recipe is fantastic! It’s quick, easy and delicious! Thank you!

  3. Looking forward to making the apple bread! Amazing. Also, would you have any simple winter squash recipes? I still have a variety of them left, I’ve roasted (mashed & frozen) the acorn and other green squash and dehydrated the spaghetti squash. I still have about 6 medium sized squash left. thank you.

    • I have a few spaghetti squash recipes and you might be able to puree the squash and use it similar to recipes that use zucchini for tots, pizza crust, etc. There is a search bar on the upper right corner of the blog to browse squash recipes.

  4. I made this tonight and it is fantastic! I used sunflower seed butter (which i’ve never tasted but had a jar lying around). I cut the sugar to 1/4 cup and increased the apple chunks to 1 cup and it was sweet enough for me. So yummy and addictive!

  5. Can this be made in an instapot? Seems like a perfect recipe for it, especially as it takes nearly an hour in the oven.

  6. can you use peanut butter as a substitute?

  7. Can you use almond flour instead of almond butter?

  8. Very good results. Love the no flour recipe and was completely satisfied with the texture and rise. I did add walnuts and was a bonus touch. Will make again without question.

  9. I saw this online and I could practically taste it I Annesely believe you should sell this I’m willing to give you my address and buy one from you I woke up all of them talk to someone to my daughter in New York I could feel the moist thank you so much

  10. Hi 
    Can you substitute flaxseed meal gel for eggs?
    Thanks JB

  11. I’m allergic to nuts. Any other suggestion for the nut butter?

  12. Hi! Hope you’re well! This looks delicious! I do have one question. Can I use ‘flax eggs’ instead of real eggs?

  13. Can you cook this apple cake in microwave?

  14. The recipe seems delicious .I ll try it as soon as possible

  15. Hi, this looks fantastic, I can’t wait to make it!
    Do you think something could be substituted for the eggs to make it vegan?

  16. Do you remove the rind of the apples?

  17. is it possible to leave out the sugar completely as I would assume the Apple sauce already has quite alot of sugar on it aswell.
    also could I use raw Tahini instead of almond butter

    • unsweetened apple sauce does not have that much sugar. It’s sweet on its own but it’s not enough sweetness once you add all the other ingredients. I don’t think your bread will be sweet enough if you leave out the sugar. You can try leaving it out. Your bread will also need to be removed sooner from the oven because it will dry out faster without the sugar

  18. This sounds yummy but were allergic to all nuts, any suggestions

  19. This looks so yum! I am going to try it this weekend. Thank you. Do you know of any vegan substitute for egg in this recipe please? Thank you.

  20. Have you tried making this with any egg substitutes? Flax egg? Egg replacer? 

  21. The apple bread looks super.  If I am out of almond butter, could I use peanut butter which I have at this time?

    • Hi, please read through the Ingredients section of this post. I answer a lot of substitution questions there and I do address this. thank you!