Pecan Apple Bread | The Ultimate Fall Dessert

If you’re looking for the perfect fall dessert for this time of year…you have absolutely come to the right recipe. Sit back, relax, grab a cup of hot coffee or tea, and enjoy this slice of heaven.

It’s moist, fluffy, with a crunch of caramelized pecans, embedded with soft chunks of apple, an aroma of fall spices, and a hint of bay leaf…which trust me adds a whole other layer of flavor to this loaf.

This loaf is the perfect recipe to bake on a cold, rainy day. It will make your home smell like fall… I assure you better than any autumn candle out there.

Feel free to use regular white flour in replace of gluten-free flour and a regular egg or flax egg!

This recipe is…

  • Easy
  • Simple
  • The ultimate fall dessert
  • Gluten-free
  • Vegan-friendly
  • Oh so delicious!
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Pecan Apple Bread
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr

It's moist, fluffy, with a crunch of caramelized pecans, embedded with soft chunks of apple, with an aroma of fall spices, and a hint of bay leaf.

Course: Dessert
Keyword: gluten-free vegan pecan apple bread
Servings: 1 loaf
Author: Taavi Moore
  • 1 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup almond flour
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ cup creamy almond or peanut butter
  • 1 egg or flax egg (1 tbsp flax seed meal + 3 tbsp water)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup diced apple such as honeycrisp
Candied Pecan Topping
  • 1 cup roughly chopped, pecans
  • ¼ cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 whole bay leaves
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the nut butter, egg, and vanilla extract. Stir in the rest of the dry ingredients until combined. Fold in the diced apple. Spread evenly into prepared loaf pan.

  3. In a small saucepan, over medium-low heat, add in all the pecan topping ingredients. Stir until combined. Cook for 5-6 min. until pecans are dark golden brown and caramelized with the sugar. Discard the bay leafs and distribute topping on bread batter.

  4. Bake for 40-45 min. until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cool for 10 min. before slicing.



  1. Terri-Ann
    March 28, 2020 / 11:39 pm

    Is there supposed to be water or milk as part of the batter/mix? When I made this it was crumbly and didn’t come together at all. I wasn’t sure if it was supposed to be a smooth batter, kneaded doughy batter or what, but it turned out like an apple crumble. Did I do something wrong? I’ve used applesauce in place of flax egg before with other mixes with great success, but this mix just felt like there was not enough wet ingredients to balance all of the dry.

    • healthienut
      March 28, 2020 / 11:45 pm

      did you use creamy almond butter? if it’s a thicker nut butter then that might have decreased the amount of moisture in the batter

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