Greek Yogurt Whole Grain Apple Bread. A simple recipe you can also make with gluten-free 1:1 flour!
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Greek Yogurt Whole Grain Cinnamon Apple Bread

This Whole Grain Apple Bread is made with Greek yogurt, keeping the bread soft and moist. Tested with both whole wheat white flour and a 1:1 gluten-free flour blend. Top the loaf with a cinnamon swirl and this loaf gets an extra flavor boost.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Scale:


  • 1 3/4 cups 1:1 gluten-free baking flour, or whole wheat white flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 TBS ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut or brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt (plain, vanilla, or 1 5.3oz container apple cinnamon works)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup oil (avocado, melted and cooled coconut*)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup diced apple, equal to about 1 small-medium

for the cinnamon swirl:

  • 1 1/2 TBS butter, melted
  • 1 TBS ground cinnamon
  • 2 TBS coconut or brown sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF and grease 9×5 loaf pan well, or line with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl combine flour, ground cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, baking powder and salt; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl whisk together applesauce, maple syrup and sugar. Add in egg, Greek yogurt, oil and vanilla whisking again until smooth.
  4. Gently add dry ingredients to bowl of wet ingredients, stirring with large rubber spatula until almost combined.
  5. Fold in diced apples gently combining until dry flour is no longer visible. Set aside.
  6. Make the cinnamon swirl topping: in a small bowl combine melted butter, cinnamon and sugar until mixed.
  7. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan and drop dollops of cinnamon swirl onto top of loaf. Use butter knife to gently swirl in, being careful not to over-mix.
  8. Bake for 45-55 minutes, or until inserted toothpick in center of loaf comes out with little to no crumbs. Allow bread to cool in pan for 30 minutes before removing to cool on wire rack.
  9. Transfer bread to cutting board and slice with large knife. Best served warmed with your favorite topping: butter, coconut butter, cashew butter, etc. Enjoy!

Recipes Notes:

Recipe adapted from my Whole Wheat Dairy Free Cinnamon Apple Muffins 

Nutrition Information:

  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 178
  • Sugar: 13g
  • Sodium: 258mg
  • Fat: 6g
  • Saturated Fat: 2
  • Unsaturated Fat: 5g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 29g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 20mg