apple and cinnamon bread

breadappleEnjoy this healthy alternative to hot cross buns this Easter!

  • 450 g (3 cups) grated apple
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 organic free range eggs
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) macadamia nut oil (or your choice of coconut oil, olive oil, butter)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or extract
  • 2 cups (260 g) wholemeal spelt flour

Combine apple, baking powder, salt, eggs, oil, cinnamon and vanilla into a bowl and mix well.

Add the wholemeal spelt flour and mix until it’s just combined.

Line a loaf tin with baking paper at the base and the sides.

Spoon mixture into your loaf tin. Garnish your bread with sliced apple and a little cinnamon or coconut sugar.

Bake for 1 hour or until skewer inserted comes out clean. Times may vary so check after 45 minutes and cover with foil if necessary.

Remove from the tin and allow to cool for 1 hour before removing from the tin.

Enjoy this healthy alternative to hot cross buns this Easter!


Additional extras:
Fold through  1/2 cup chopped walnuts before baking or scatter on top.


Instead of eggs, add 60 ml (1/4 cup)  your choice milk (almond, rice, oat, coconut)  and 2 tablespoons of chia seeds to help with combining. The vegan option is a far denser kind of bread.

Use 2 cups (200g) almond meal / ground almonds in instead of spelt flour – use gluten free baking powder or 1/2 teaspoon bicarb soda and 2 tablespoon of lemon juice.

Recipe credit Teresa Cutter