Chia Seed Applesauce Bread

This Chia Seed Applesauce Bread recipe is a quick solution to breakfast and will give you all the energy needed while keeping up with your winter activities!

Thanks to our friends at The Institute of Functional Medicine for sharing this tasty recipe.


Ingredients: (Servings: 16 {1 serving = one 2 ¼ inch by 2 ¼ inch square}, Calories: 179)

  • 1 cup teff flour
  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 3 tablespoons chia seed
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
  • ½ cup brown rice syrup
  • 3 ½ tablespoons apple butter
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 large apple, peeled, cored, and chopped

Egg replacer:

  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seed



  1. Prepare the egg replacer by mixing the ground flax and water. Allow to sit for 5 minutes to gel.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together dry ingredients (teff and rice flours, chia seed, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg). In a smaller bowl, mix together wet ingredients (applesauce, melted coconut oil, brown rice syrup, apple butter and vanilla extract).
  3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Stir in apple chunks.
  4. Pour mixture into oiled 9-inch square pan. Bake at 350°F for 30 minutes.
  5. When cooled, cut into 16 servings.

Note: Alternatives include oat flour in place of rice flour, and maple syrup, agave nectar, or fruit juice concentrate in place of brown rice syrup.

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