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Old Fashioned Praline Apple Bread (Gluten Free Option)

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The weather is getting a little cooler, the apples are falling off the trees and it’s a perfect time to make this good Old-Fashioned Praline Apple Bread!!! This bread is absolutely delicious all by itself or served with a cup of coffee, apple cider, or hot chocolate.

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First of all… since apples are so yummy and good for us I like to use them in recipes whenever I can. Usually, I’ll leave the peels on for extra fiber, especially if I am using organic apples from my parent’s farm. No chemicals or pesticides. Simply nature-made.

We often use these apples to make other delicious things such as Apple Pie Oatmeal or Mulled Apple Cider or even in Mini Cast Iron Skillet Fruit Pies

Mix It Up!

Old-Fashioned Praline Apple Bread begins by combining the bread ingredients and pouring the batter into a 9 x 5″ loaf pan

apple praline bread

Mini Loaves

However, please note that you can also use a Wilton’s Brownie Bar Baking Pan to make individual mini loaves. (NOTE: Bake for approximately 30 minutes.) 


Next, bake the bread at 350 degrees F. for 55 to 60 minutes. As the bread bakes the most intoxicating aroma will permeate your entire kitchen. 


It’s best to allow the bread to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before removing it from the pan. 


Praline Glaze

Meanwhile, make the praline glaze by combining 1/4 cup butter and 1/4 cup brown sugar. Bring the mixture to a boil for 1 minute. 

After the bread has cooled for 10 minutes, remove it from the loaf pan.

Next, drizzle the praline glaze over the top of the bread. 


I suggest using a serrated bread knife to cut the bread. It seems to work the best. 


Just look at all of that texture! Notice the chunks of apples and chopped pecans. 

DIY Cutting Board

See that gorgeous cutting board in the photo above? My son made that for me as a Christmas gift. He used several different types of wood and it’s one-of-a-kind! 

He even put my name on it for me! How sweet is that? 

Old Fashioned Praline Apple Bread (Gluten-Free Option)
Yield: 9 x 5" Loaf

Old Fashioned Praline Apple Bread (Gluten-Free Option)

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

This bread is filled with amazing flavor and texture. It's also extremely easy to make gluten-free.


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 8-ounces sour cream (GF Option - use a gluten-free brand)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour (GF Option - use a gluten-free brand + 2 teaspoons xanthan gum {unless flour already contains it} + 2 tablespoons ground flax)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder (GF Option - use a gluten-free brand)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/4 cups apples, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, divided
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 14 cup brown sugar


  1. Combine sugar, sour cream, eggs, and vanilla. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  2. Mix together flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Add to wet ingredients.
  3. Stir in apples and 1/2 cup chopped pecans.
  4. Pour into greased and floured (use gluten-free flour for a gluten-free option) 9 x 5 loaf pan and cover with remaining pecans. Gently press pecans into batter.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 55 to 60 minutes.
  6. Cool in pan for 10 minutes.
  7. While cooling - make the glaze. Bring butter and brown sugar to a boil for 1 minute.
  8. After removing bread from the pan, drizzle with praline glaze.
  9. Slice and serve. Store leftovers in an air-tight food container.

Praline Apple Bread (2)

Don’t wait until fall to make this delicious Old Fashioned Praline Apple Bread. It’s fantastic at any time of the year!



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  • Bevin November 10, 2017, 8:22 am
    Can anything be substituted for the ground flax in the GF version? I just realized I'm out. thanks
    • Blessed Beyond Crazy November 12, 2017, 9:25 pm
      Hi Bevin, Here is a link that may give you some insight into substitutes for flax: https://www.leaf.tv/articles/substitute-for-ground-flaxseed-in-recipes/ Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the Praline Apple Bread! Linda
  • collette January 15, 2016, 11:33 am
    I can't find the recipe for the cake batter, what is this all about?
    • Blessed Beyond Crazy January 15, 2016, 2:58 pm
      Collette, I am so sorry we are experience some technical difficulties on our blog at the moment. We are working hard to fix this as soon as possible. Please check back with us soon! Thank you for your patience!
  • Alyssa September 26, 2014, 8:50 am
    Do you have a substitute for the sour cream? Possibly, apple sauce?
    • Blessed Beyond Crazy September 26, 2014, 1:15 pm
      Hi Alyssa, Yes, there are actually a couple different things that you can use instead of sour cream. You can use 1 cup vanilla yogurt + 1 teaspoon baking soda, or 3/4 cup buttermilk + 1/3 cup butter. It is also possible to make a vegan substitute and I would suggest that you do a web search for that. You can certainly try using applesauce but I read where that doesn't work very well because it is too thin. Good luck and happy baking! Thanks for stopping by! Linda

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