The delicious apple fritter flavor you love is now available in bread form! This Apple Fritter Bread recipe is perfect for a fall breakfast, lunch or even snack. Cinnamon, apples and brown sugar make this quick and easy bread absolutely irresistible.
Reasons To Make This Recipe:
- You love apple fritters!
- This easy quick bread is simple to make.
- Thanks to cinnamon, apples and brown sugar, it’s full of fall flavors.
- It’s perfect for a brunch or afternoon treat.
If your family loves all things apples, then print this recipe and get ready for smiles. A ribbon of cinnamon apples goes into the bread, and the loaf is finished off with more cinnamon apple goodness on top. An optional drizzle of glaze at the end turns this simple quick bread into a decadent dessert. This is definitely more of a dessert bread, almost like a pound cake, then a light and fluffy sandwich type bread.
How To Make Apple Fritter Bread
Making this recipe is simple and straight forward. The most timely part of the process is prepping your apples, as it is with most apple recipes.
With common ingredients, you might already have everything you need to whip up this recipe. When it comes to apples for baking, my top choices are:
- Granny Smith
- Golden Delicious
- Pink Lady
I specifically avoid using Red Delicious when baking, as I personally am not fond of the texture once baked. But that’s a matter of personal opinion. Here’s a quick glance at what else you’ll need (full recipe found at the bottom of this post).
Here’s a quick glance of how you make this bread. First, a bread base is mixed together, and diced apples are mixed with cinnamon and brown sugar.
Next, the bread mixture is layered with batter, apples, batter and topped with apples and more cinnamon and brown sugar.
You can see how simple it is. I recommend not making the bottom layer of batter too thin, as the apples will sink some due to gravity. Go for a thick layer of batter on the bottom.
After baking, the bread can be drizzled with a glaze if desired. That’s all there is to it!
More Recipes To Try
If you enjoy this recipe, I have more recipes to recommend.
- Apple Crisp is such an easy dessert, and always a crowd please.
- Dutch Apple Pie is a great twist on classic apple pie.
- Campfire Apple Pie Packets are fun in the oven, on the grill or over the campfire.
- Apple Pie Cheesecake Bars bring together the best of two dessert favorites!
- Starbucks Pumpkin Bread delivers big on fall flavor.
- Betty Crocker Banana Bread is a classic you can’t go wrong with.
- Lemon Loaf may not be a traditional fall recipe, but it’s great year round.
Apple Fritter Bread
- 1/3 cup brown sugar tightly packed, light or dark
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon, divided
- 2 medium apples peeled & diced to approximately 1/4"
- 2/3 plus 2 tbsp granulated sugar, divided
- 1/2 cup butter, softened salted or unsalted is fine based on tastes
- 2 large eggs
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tbsp milk
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a 9" x 5" bread pan by spraying liberally with non-stick cooking spray. In a small bowl, prepare cinnamon sugar mixture by combining brown sugar with 1 tsp cinnamon and mixing well until combined. Set aside.
- Prepare apple mixture by combining diced apples with 2 tablespoons sugar and remaining teaspoon of cinnamon. Mix until well combined then set aside.
- In a mixing bowl, combine butter and 2/3 cup sugar and beat with an electric mixer until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until well blended. Add in vanilla and mix until well blended. Add flour and baking powder to the mixture and stir by hand until well blended. Add in milk and mix until combined and absorbed but do not over mix.
- Scoop slightly more than half (approximately) of the bread mixture into prepared bread pan. Sprinkle half of the apple mixture over the batter. Sprinkle half of the cinnamon sugar mixture over the apples. using a knife, gently swirl the mixture into the batter*. Repeat process with remaining ingredients.
- Bake in preheated oven for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow to cool in pan, on a cooling rack, for 10-15 minutes, then gently run a knife around the edges of the pan to help loosen the bread from the sides. Invert and remove from pan.
- To make glaze, combine powdered sugar and milk and stir until smooth. Drizzle over bread once removed from the baking pan.