Almond Flour Cinnamon Swirl

“Zimt” Is The German Word For Cinnamon

You will be surprise how delicious this gluten-free version of a traditional Cinnamon Swirl Bread recipe turns out. If you have read my recipes before, you already know that I love to turn traditional ones into a healthier version.

Most people feel like they still get to enjoy their loved bread they are familiar with. And don’t mind the little twist made by replacing some of the added sugar or fat.

Pick this healthy dessert if you like Cinnamon and Almonds.

Healthy Replacements

One Of My Favorite Gluten-Free Flours

Reduce the amount of fat by replacing the shortening with apple sauce. You can also reduce the amount of sugar, since the Almond flour and the apple sauce make it already sweet.

Choose brown sugar over white sugar. Instead of regular flour, use Almond flour to make it gluten-free.

Go A Little Bit Healthier With Brown Vs. White Sugar


1/3 Cup Brown Sugar
4 Tbs Ground Cinnamon

Simple But Healthy Ingredients

2 Cups Almond Flour
1 Tbs Baking Powder
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1 Egg
3/4 Cup Fat-Free Milk – choose lactose-free if sensitive
1/3 Cup Unsweetened Apple Sauce


Step No 1

In a small bowl, mix 1/3 cup of brown sugar and the ground cinnamon. Set aside.

Cinnamon/ Brown Sugar Mix

Step No 2

In a large bowl, mix the remaining ingredients until well blended.

Step No 3

Fill 1/2 of the batter into a slightly greased baking dish. Sprinkle with 1/2 of the cinnamon/ sugar mix. Spread the second 1/2 of the batter on top of it. Finish off with the second 1/2 of the cinnamon/ sugar mix.

Step No 4

Use a fork to swirl the batter in the pan. Make sure you get the corners as well.

Swirl The Batter Before Putting It In The Oven

Step No 5

Bake in oven for 45-50 minutes at 350 F/ 175 C.

A Dense, But Delicious Form Of A Bread

Healthy dessert recipes help you to enjoy what you like without having to feel guilty about it.

Have your sweet treats after a workout, ideally with a banana or other fruit, without over-indulging.

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