Gluten-free Carrot Apple Bread with Cream Cheese Frosting

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This gluten-free Carrot Apple Bread is such a delicious sweet apple cake to make with a carrot cake twist topped with cream cheese frosting.

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins

Yield: Serves 8-10 1x



Carrot apple bread:

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/3 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1 flax egg (or use 1 regular egg)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 3/4 cup gluten-free rolled oats or quick oats
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup organic shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped apple (skin off)

Cream cheese frosting:

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened (vegan or regular)
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a loaf pan with parchment paper
  2. In a large bowl, mix together applesauce, coconut sugar, milk, flax egg and vanilla until smooth
  3. Mix in the almond flour, oats, baking powder and spices until well combined
  4. Fold in carrots and apples then add to bread dish and bake in oven for 40-42 minutes (I stick a toothpick in and when it comes out clean – it is ready!)
  5. While the bread is baking, make the cream cheese frosting by creaming together the cream cheese, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla with hand mixer
  6. Spread the frosting on the carrot cake when it is cool and slice and enjoy!


*Store leftovers in fridge for 5 days

  • Author: Rachel