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Vegan Cranberry Apple Bread

An easy, low-sugar, make-ahead bread perfect while you open presents Christmas morning. 
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 8

Ingredients

For the bread:

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk or other nondairy milk
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour unbleached
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup chopped apple (ok to leave the skin on)
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries halved

For the topping:

  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour unbleached
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 3 tablespoons melted Earth Balance or other vegan butter

Instructions

For the bread:

  • Preheat oven to 350. Grease a 9 x 5 loaf pan and set aside. 
  • In a large bowl, whisk almond milk, applesauce, coconut sugar, and vanilla. 
  • In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside 1/4 cup of this mix. 
  • Add bowl of dry ingredients (minus the 1/4 you set aside) to the wet ingredients and stir until combined. 
  • Toss apples and cranberries with the 1/4 cup of dry ingredients you set aside, then add to batter. Stir to combine. 
  • Pour batter into prepared loaf pan and smooth the top. 

For the topping:

  • Stir all topping ingredients together until combined. Crumble topping over batter. 
  • Bake for 45-55 minutes until a fork inserted in the center comes out clean.