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Gluten-Free Agave Apricot Quick Bread

Posted Apr 06 2011 12:00am
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I love creating gluten-free baked goods, especially when it involves my good  ol’ gluten-free blogger buddies.  Recently, I joined a few of my favorite gluten-free ladies in a Ratio Rally for the month of April, where our host Silvana Nardone of Silvana’s Kitchen is posting all of our fabulous Quick Bread Recipes.  So, be sure to take a look at the other amazing gluten-free quick bread recipes in Silvana’s Gluten-Free Kitchen for some tasty ideas of what to whip up during these Spring-like April days.

This was a fun little recipe to create and took quite a bit of recipe testing to nail down this perfectly moist n’ delicious bread.  I’ve never created a bread with fresh apricots and I thought, why not?  I purchased a few at the market and came home to slice n’ dice ‘em up, then tossed them with a touch of sweet agave nectar, a pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg and then squared it off with a surprising citrus touch with a bit of fresh orange juice n’ orange zest.  Now, here’s where I’ll throw you off, macadamia nuts? You betcha.

I’ve been known to toss my macadamia nuts into my muffins n’ breads n’ cookies with white and dark chocolate, but I thought I’d give ‘em a whirl and pair them with my fresh apricot quick bread.  The result? Perfection.

This may be the start of a macadamia n’ fresh fruit rally.  So, get ready for some more soon-to-be macadamias poppin’ up in my recipes this Spring.  I’ve purchased a large bundle from Whole Foods Market this weekend and it’s goin’ fast.

I’ve been enjoying a slice in the morning with fresh jam, another in the afternoon toasted and crumbled into ‘croutons’ atop my salads and then the final slice after dinner with a nice dollop of warm homemade nut butter.

Can you ask for anything better?

I didn’t think so.

I’m carbo loading.

And I love it.

Bring on the Gluten-Free Carbs.

Bring on the Gluten-Free Quick Bread.

Because this baby is sure to knock your socks off.

Go ahead, slice it up…dice it up.

Whichever way you choose, I know you’ll be bakin’ up another loaf next week.

Trust me on this one.

Trust me.

Have fun, heat up the oven and get ready to put your gluten-free pantry items to work.

So, on this fabulous early April day, whether you’ve got April showers or flowers, slice off a hunk n’ smile.

Because it’s gluten-free after all.

Delish.  I’m full and my tiny Manhattan apartment’s open for anyone who’s ready for a slice, hehe…

Enjoy.

Gluten-Free Agave Apricot Bread

Serves 12

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. orange zest
  • 1 tsp. orange juice
  • 1/4 almond milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. agave nectar
  • 2 fresh apricots, finely chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1/3 cup macadamia nuts, chopped
  • Directions

    For more Gluten Free Ratio Rally quick bread and muffin recipes be sure to take a looksy at these delicious Gluten-Free Rally Contributors, who are all incredibly talented and amazing.  I truly feel so honored to be a part of this circle of bloggie friends.

    Mrs. R of Honey from Flinty Rocks made  Lemon Lavender Muffins with Lavender Sugar
    Alisha of GF Mostly Vegetarian made a  Sweet Potato Breakfast Loaf
    Amanda of Gluten Free Maui made  Classic Banana, Oat, and Pecan Quick Bread
    Shauna of Gluten-Free Girl made Lemon Popyseed Bread
    Britt of GF In The City made  Date & Walnut Bread
    Brooke of Bell Wookie made  Double Chocolate Cherry Muffins
    Caleigh of Gluten Free made  Cardamom Banana Bread
    Caneel of Mama Me Gluten Free made  Peach Poppyseed Bread
    Caroline of The G Spot Revolution made  Orange Spice Bread with a Vanilla Glaze
    Claire of Gluten Freedom made  Piña Colada Muffins with Coconut-Rum Glaze and Toasted Coconut
    Danna of Sweet Dees Gluten Free made  Blood Orange Cardamom Muffins
    Elana of Elana’s Pantry made  Almond Flour Muffins
    Erin of Mysteries Internal made  Strawberry Yogurt Muffins
    Erin of The Sensitive Epicure made  Chocolate Chip & Walnut Muffins with Streusel
    Flo of Makanaibio made Gluten-Free Muffins
    Gretchen of Kumquat made a  Gingerbread Fig Loaf
    Irvin of Eat the Love made Meyer Lemon Muffins with Slow-Roasted Balsamic Red Wine Strawberry Jam
    Jenn of Jenn Cuisine made  Chestnut and Chocolate Quickbread
    Karen of Cooking Gluten Free made Gluten-Free Blueberry Muffins
    Kate of Kate Alice Cookbook made  Raspberry Banana Crumble-Top Muffins
    Kate of Gluten Free Gobsmacked made  Mocha and Chocolate Chip Muffins
    Lauren of Celiac Teen made a  Cocoa Quickbread
    Lisa of Gluten Free Canteen made  Almond Cherry Berry Banana Muffins, Gluten Free
    Lisa of With Style and Grace made a  Rosemary Lemon Quick Bread
    Marla of Family Fresh Cooking made  Sweet Strawberry Snack Cakes
    Mary Frances of the Gluten Free Cooking School made  Cranberry Orange Bread with Cream Cheese Icing
    Meaghan of The Wicked Good Vegan made  Vegan Gluten-Free Apricot-Orange Bread
    Melanie of Mindful Food made  Almond Joy Muffins
    Nannette of Nannette Raw made  Chai Muffins
    Robyn of Chocswirl made  Brown Butter Apple Spice Muffins with Pecan Nut Streusel
    Silvana of Silvana’s Kitchen made  Chocolate-Coated Marshmallow-Topped Vanilla Cupcakes
    Tara of A Baking Life made  Caramelized Banana Bread with Pecan Streusel
    Wendy of La Phemme Phoodie made  Cheesy Apple Butter Bread with Garlic Powder
    Winnie of Healthy Green Kitchen made  Banana Bread

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