This is an easy and healthy apple streusel bread topped with a delicious crumble and drizzled with icing.

Hi, my name is Gina and I’m a hypochondriac.

Recently, I’ve developed this weird thing where I just feel shaky and weak when I work out. It’s almost like an adrenaline rush gone bad.

I’ll get to the bottom of a heavy squat, come back up and literally feel lightheaded or like I’m about to pass out. My body just feels like a big bowl of Jello. It’s never happened before and nothing in my life/diet has changed that would explain it.

At first, it was just frustrating because I’m probably only able to give about 85% of my max effort during workouts because of it but now weeks later, I’m starting to freak out a bit.

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I’m googling things like “lyme disease symptoms” (don’t think it’s that), “anemia” (a possibility and something I’ve always been on the border of), “blood sugar issues” (maybe?) and the list goes on and on and on.

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So now I’m left with 11 days between me and a doctor’s appointment where I plan to get my blood drawn and hope there’s something telling in there that explains this (but doesn’t mean I’m dying).

And so in the interim I’m self-diagnosing.

Which, the other day, meant eating a piece of this apple streusel bread right before crossfit.

You know, just to make sure I got my blood sugar up in case it’s that.

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Can’t say it really worked, but the bread sure as heck tasted good.


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Apple Streusel Bread

Servings: 10 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes
Total: 50 minutes
This is an easy and healthy apple streusel bread topped with a delicious crumble and drizzled with icing.


  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1/4 cup ground flax seed
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 apple, finely chopped (about 1 3/4 cups)

For the Streusel Topping:

  • 4 tablespoons oats
  • 2 tablespoons whole wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil

For the Icing:

  • 2 tablespoons coconut butter
  • 1 tablespoon milk


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a bread loaf pan with parchment paper.
  • Combine the dry ingredients for the bread (whole wheat pastry flour through nutmeg in a large bowl.
  • Whisk together all remaining ingredients (except the apples) in a medium bowl.
  • Pour the wet into the dry ingredients and mix until mostly combined.
  • Add the apples and fold in until thoroughly combined.
  • Pour the batter into the pan.
  • Combine the streusel ingredients in a small bowl and incorporate them into a “crumble” using your fingers.
  • Sprinkle the streusel on top of the bread and bake for about 40 minutes.
  • Remove the bread from the oven and let cool.
  • Combine the icing ingredients in a small bowl and microwave for about 15 seconds to warm it up. Mix with a spoon until it reaches an “icing” consistency.
  • Drizzle over the bread once cooled.


Serving: 1SERVINGCalories: 411kcalCarbohydrates: 58gProtein: 11gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 321mgFiber: 7gSugar: 15g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Baked Goods
Cuisine: American

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  1. This bread looks awesome. And i am the same way with self-diagnosing. Fortunately, the real diagnosis is never as bad as what I’ve come up with in my head!

  2. Lol what Liz said ;) But seriously, that is so scary. Funny symptoms can be so distracting for everything in life. I hope your doc visit goes well. This bread looks so amazing I can barely stand it. Did you pass the Paleo sniff down at the door of CF?

  3. It could be that you were a bit dehydrated that day, water can make or break a workout. Also, it could be your blood pressure was low. I would monitor those two things before I stressed out over something more serious. In other words, start with the simplest explanation and go from there. Good luck. The bread looks heavenly, BTW

  4. I am not an expert on anything, but I know how my body works – what it needs, and it seems to me that a lot of people whose blogs I read don’t seem concerned about their protein intake. I’m wondering if you eat enough protein in a day – it should be at least 15 grams per meal. I know that I end up with problems if I don’t eat enough protein. I hope you can figure it out.

  5. This looks incredible. Wishing you well at the doctor. I personally believe streusel cures everything, so keep eating that delicious bread and I’m sure you’ll be fine!

  6. This looks absolutely wonderful! I wonder how it would work translated to a gluten free version? I might have to give it a try.

  7. Maybe you’re pregnant! LOL Just kidding. I pretty much get light headed and want to faint after a 30 minute walk these days. It’s sad.

    1. Haha. I knew I should’ve put a disclaimer on this. Definitely not pregnant! Much to my mom’s dismay. ;)

  8. When you figure it out, let me know cuz I probably have the same thing lol Maybe it rubbed off on you in FL? jK And gimme a slice of that bread!!! :)

  9. This.loos.AMAZING! So fal;-ish and the perfect thing to go bake up after I go apple picking this weekend! Hope you start feeling better :)