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The Greatest Apple Bread Recipe

My tremendous moist and tender Apple Bread recipe is loaded with candy apples and topped with a crisp cinnamon sugar crust. This recipe is straightforward, with simply quarter-hour of prep! Recipe features a how-to video.

loaf of my baked apple bread recipe that's been sliced with three slices resting nearby

A New Fall Favourite

Whereas we technically have just a few extra weeks of summer time left, apple season is right here, and that mainly means it’s fall. I’m prepared for all the autumn baked items, together with my new apple bread recipe!

It is a moist and tender bread recipe, sweetened largely with apples (although after all there’s sugar in there too!) and topped with a buttery, cinnamon sugar crust. It’s similar to my apple cake, however designed for a bread pan and handheld consuming.

Loads of apples all through the bread and the correct ratio of sugar and cinnamon makes for a flavorful, completely sweetened and spiced chew. My absolute favourite a part of this apple bread recipe is that cinnamon sugar topping; it creates a buttery, crisp crust that’s completely irresistible!

I really like this recipe as a result of it’s simple to make and comes collectively shortly (simply be sure you don’t overmix the batter!). It does bake for fairly a very long time–most fast breads do–however it’s 100% well worth the wait!

What You Want

overhead view of ingredients including milk, apples, sour cream, and more

Only a handful of primary elements come collectively to make my apple bread recipe. Let’s spotlight just a few of the vital ones:

  • Butter. Use unsalted butter for the bread itself, however you should utilize both salted or unsalted butter for the topping since its such a small quantity.
  • Apples. Peel, core, and chop your apples into tiny items in order that they mix seamlessly into the bread. Each chew ought to have bits (not chunks!) of apples in it! I discuss extra about my favourite apples for this bread under.
  • Bitter cream. Like buttermilk, bitter cream tenderizes our apple bread recipe and provides a stunning depth of taste (with out making it style like bitter cream!). You too can use plain, full-fat greek yogurt in case you don’t have bitter cream.
  • Sugar. I take advantage of a mix of granulated and light-weight brown sugar for additional taste and moisture.

SAM’S TIP: By tossing the apples with among the cinnamon sugar combination earlier than baking, we’re primarily macerating them. This enhances their taste and attracts out their sweetness, very similar to macerated strawberries! It’s a simple additional step that basically does make a distinction.

Keep in mind, that is simply an outline of the elements I used and why. For the complete recipe please scroll all the way down to the underside of the publish!

Learn how to Make Apple Bread

collage of four photos showing bread batter being prepared
  1. Stir 1.5 tablespoons of cinnamon sugar in with the chopped apples (keep in mind, this helps draw out their taste!), then set the remaining apart.
  2. Whisk collectively the dry elements.
  3. In a separate bowl or measuring cup, whisk collectively the moist elements. Don’t fear if the whole lot doesn’t come collectively seamlessly right here, simply do your finest to ensure issues are properly included.
  4. Fold the moist and dry elements collectively (utilizing a wood spoon or spatula) till the moist and dry elements are about 50% mixed.
collage of four photos showing bread batter being poured into a loaf pan, sprinkled with cinnamon sugar, and baked
  1. Add the apples and fold them in till the whole lot is simply mixed. As with all fast breads, you wish to take care to not over-mix or the apple bread will probably be dense, robust, and dry.
  2. Unfold the batter right into a parchment lined bread pan. I prefer to create a parchment sling (proven above), it makes it simple to easily raise the bread out of the pan as soon as it’s cooled, slightly than awkwardly flipping it over on high of that fairly cinnamon crust we’ve labored so arduous to create!
  3. Drizzle the highest of the bread with melted butter and sprinkle with remaining cinnamon sugar.
  4. Bake on a foil lined cookie sheet (extra on this under…!) for 65-70 minutes/till a wood skewer (not a toothpick, it’s not lengthy sufficient) comes out clear or with moist crumbs, then let the bread cool in its pan earlier than eradicating and slicing.

SAM’S TIP: Drizzling the bread with butter earlier than baking creates a cinnamon sugar coating that’s subsequent stage. If we had been to simply sprinkle the cinnamon sugar straight on the bread, numerous it will fall off when slicing. Utilizing melted butter permits the sugar to stick and create a buttery, virtually candied floor (yum). The one draw back to including the butter this manner is it has the potential to drip off the bread because it bakes; to keep away from melted butter leaking throughout your oven, merely bake your apple bread on a foil-lined baking sheet. That means, if there are any spills, cleanup will probably be simple!

head-on view of a loaf of apple bread that's been sliced to show its texture

Incessantly Requested Questions

How do you retailer apple bread?

I prefer to retailer mine in an hermetic container, however you can additionally simply wrap it in plastic wrap and even foil. Apple bread will final for five days at room temperature when saved both means.

Why is my apple bread dense?

To be clear, apple bread is denser than, say the sunshine and fluffy stuff that white cake is product of. Nonetheless, in case your bread is brick-dense or robust, it was most certainly over-mixed. It’s vital to watch out with fast bread recipes, particularly when combining the moist and dry elements. Stir till the whole lot is simply mixed, after which cease!

What sort of apples are good for bread?

Agency, much less candy/extra tart apples like Granny Smith, Gala, Pink Woman, and Cortland work finest. Don’t use a smooth apple like McIntosh.

stacked slices of apple bread resting against the remaining loaf

Should you take pleasure in my apple bread recipe, make sure you give my apple muffins a strive!

Get pleasure from!

Let’s bake collectively! I’ll be strolling you thru all of the steps in my written recipe and video under! Should you do this recipe, make sure you tag me on Instagram, and it’s also possible to discover me on YouTube and Fb

stacked slices of apple bread resting against the remaining loaf

The Greatest Apple Bread Recipe

My tremendous moist and tender apple bread recipe is loaded with candy apples and topped with a crisp cinnamon sugar crust. This recipe is straightforward, with simply quarter-hour of prep! Recipe features a how-to video!


Course: Bread, Breakfast, Snack

Delicacies: American

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Prepare dinner Time: 1 hour 6 minutes

Complete Time: 1 hour 21 minutes

Servings: 10 servings

Energy: 352kcal

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  • Preheat oven to 350F (175C) and line a 9×5” bread pan with a sling of parchment paper (or evenly spray with baking spray).

  • Whisk collectively granulated sugar and cinnamon for the topping. Put aside. Pour apples in a bowl and sprinkle with 1 ½ Tablespoons of the cinnamon/sugar combination (save the remaining cinnamon/sugar for later). Stir collectively apples and cinnamon/sugar and put aside. You’ll not want the two Tbsp of butter but, however ought to have it prepared.

  • In a big mixing bowl, whisk collectively flour, brown and granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.

  • In a separate bowl or giant measuring cup, whisk collectively ½ cup melted butter, bitter cream, milk, eggs, and vanilla extract.

  • Add moist elements to dry elements and use a wood spoon or spatula to softly fold collectively till principally mixed.

  • Add apples and stir till utterly mixed (don’t over-mix).

  • Pour batter into bread pan.

  • Soften 2 Tablespoons butter and drizzle evenly excessive of the bread. Sprinkle with remaining cinnamon/sugar combination from earlier.

  • Place pan with apple bread on a foil or parchment paper lined baking sheet (in case any butter spills this can maintain you from having a smoky mess in your oven) and switch to middle rack of 350F (175C) oven. Bake for 65-70 minutes or till a wood skewer inserted within the middle comes out clear or with just a few moist crumbs.

  • Permit to chill in bread pan for at the least an hour earlier than rigorously transferring to a cooling rack to slice and luxuriate in!



I want to make use of agency, tart to considerably tart apples, Granny Smith and Gala are good decisions.


Wrap bread or place in an hermetic container and retailer it at room temperature for as much as 5 days.


Serving: 1serving | Energy: 352kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 5g | Fats: 16g | Saturated Fats: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fats: 1g | Monounsaturated Fats: 4g | Trans Fats: 0.5g | Ldl cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 352mg | Potassium: 116mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 530IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 128mg | Iron: 2mg

Dietary info is predicated on third-party calculations and must be thought-about an estimate solely. Precise dietary content material will differ based mostly upon manufacturers used, measuring strategies, cooking technique, portion sizes, and extra.

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