Apple Cider Dinner Bread

This bread takes advantage of the sweetness of apple cider, but it isn’t sweet at all, making it the perfect complement to soups, stews, and chilis at the dinner table. It comes together in a few moments, letting you have a fresh-baked loaf ready for when dinner is on the table.

It’s a riff off of my Hearty Beer Bread from The Allergy-Free Cook Bakes Bread, which is one of my go-to breads for when I’m busy and don’t have the time to wait for something to rise.

Apple Cider Dinner Bread (gluten-free, vegan)

Apple Cider Dinner Bread

2 cups sorghum flour
1/2 cup quinoa flour
1/4 cup arrowroot flour
1/4 cup tapioca flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons xanthan gum
1 tablespoon unrefined cane sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons fine sea salt
1 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons pure apple cider
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly grease an 8 1/2-inch by 4 1/2-inch loaf pan.

Put the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt in a large bowl. Whisk to combine. Make a well and pour in the apple cider. Mix until combined. The mixture will be thick.

Use a rubber spatula to scrape the mixture into the prepared pan. Smooth evenly. Brush with the olive oil.

Bake in the centre rack for 50 to 60 minutes, until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the centre of the loaf comes out clean. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Carefully remove the loaf from the pan and put it on a cooling rack. Let cool about 30 minutes before slicing. Serve warm.

Apple Cider Dinner Bread (gluten-free, vegan)


17 thoughts on “Apple Cider Dinner Bread

  1. Sophie33 says:

    Mmmmmm,…What a special Gf Apple cider bread: it looks smashing, do you taste the Apple cider vinegar in the bread? That soup that you paired it with looks freaking delicious too! X

    • Laurie @ Whisking & Writing says:

      Thanks for the comment. There is no apple cider vinegar in the bread, just the apple cider (which you don’t taste pronounced… just a hint of sweetness. I actually don’t like apple cider or apple juice but bake and cook with the former often at this time of year.

  2. Deb says:

    Hi Laurie!
    I notice that in the Hearty Beer Bread you use xanthum gum — can it be added to this bread also? How would that change the texture? I’m new to GF baking, and there is so much to learn!

    Thanks for your help!
    p.s. bought your bread book, and am going to go order the cookie/cake book right now =)

    • Laurie @ Whisking & Writing says:

      Yikes! I can’t believe I missed it in the recipe. Thank you so much. It SHOULD BE in there! I am adding it now.

  3. michelledrhea says:

    This looks great! One question, you list “1 3/4 plus 2 tablespoons pure apple cider”. I assume you mean 1 3/4 _cups_ plus…, but I just need clarification before trying this. Thanks!

    • Laurie @ Whisking & Writing says:

      I never bake with sugar substitutes so I can’t guarantee anything. I’m sorry!

      However, since it’s only 1 tablespoon, I’m sure it wouldn’t affect much.

    • Laurie @ Whisking & Writing says:

      It wouldn’t work for the recipe — the weight, protein amounts, fibre amounts, et cetera would be off-kilter. If you did try that, I definitely would say the recipe would be subpar.

      If you have other flours, I can offer a suggestion. And if you have my book, I detail on how to replace flours for about 40 pages :)

  4. Laurie @ Whisking & Writing says:

    No problem, Andrea! I make starch-free things often for myself because I love the texture. But sometimes, folks like that lightness. Thanks for the comment! I read your blog daily (or when you post, at least) in my reader and was totally sucked into your Thai-travels (and jealous!)

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