This delicious moist apple bread is made with fresh apples and has swirls of cinnamon sugar in it. Granny Smith apples are pressed down into the center and on top of this tasty cinnamon apple bread. A mixture of light brown sugar and cinnamon melts into the bread batter as it bakes.
Fall recipes have been on my mind lately and this easy to make apple cinnamon bread has been a season favorite. Tart apples and cinnamon sugar baked into a moist no yeast bread, yes, please!!
How To Make This Recipe
This apple cinnamon bread may look complicated to make but it really is easy. Start by mixing together light brown sugar and cinnamon in a mixing bowl. I find using a fork works great for mixing these two ingredients together.
Using a hand mixer or a stand mixer will help mix together the ingredients for the batter faster. When adding the milk don't do as I did and add it all at once. I kind of got a milk bath, add the milk in a little at a time.
For the apples I used Granny Smith, any tart apple will work. Gala or Fujis apples would be great substitutions for the Granny Smiths. I also wait to cut the apples until I'm ready to add them to the recipe. That way they don't brown up.
This is where this cinnamon apple bread recipe may look a bit complicated but it's really not. Into a loaf pan add half of the batter. If you don't want to eyeball it you could measure out the batter. Once the first half of the batter is in the loaf pan add in half of the apple chunks. I press the chunks of apples down into the batter so they will sink in when the bread bakes.
On top of the apples sprinkle half of the cinnamon sugar mixture, again press the cinnamon sugar down a bit. You could also use a toothpick to swirl the cinnamon mixture into the batter. I find that it melts into the batter nicely for me when it bakes without swirling.
Repeat the steps with the remaining halves of batter, apples, and cinnamon sugar.
Not only do I love sharing recipes but I love to share tips for these recipes. For this apple cinnamon bread, I have a few tips that will help with making this quick bread recipe.
If you feel the batter is too thick. Adding more milk than the recipe calls for will help to thin it out. I would only add in a tablespoon at a time to get the consistency you want. I find that even though this is a thicker batter it bakes up so moist.
To eliminate a step you could easily coat the apple chunks with the cinnamon sugar mixture.
Line the loaf pan with parchment paper. This helps for a couple of reasons. The first is when it comes time for cutting the bread. You just have to lift the parchment paper out of the loaf pan and slice the bread. There is no bread sticking to the sides of the loaf pan. The second is clean up, I'm all for easy cleaning up. And using parchment paper to line the loaf pan makes cleaning up so simple.
Preheating the oven will help to ensure an even bake. I did bake this apple cinnamon bread recipe in my conventional oven, baking times may vary depending on the oven as well as elevation. I used a glass loaf pan to bake in so the type of loaf pan used may also affect the bake time.
Let the bread cool for 10 minutes before removing it from the loaf pan. Then allow the apple bread to continue to cool on a cooling rack before cutting. The longer the bread cools the easier it will cut. I find using a serrated bread knife is best when it comes to cutting quick breads.
Overmixing of the batter will cause the bread to be dense.
I leave mine out at room temperature covered in plastic wrap. It will last about a week stored like this.
Yes, this bread can be frozen. After allowing the baked bread to completely cool wrap it in plastic wrap and foil. Then place into a freezer ziplock bag and place in the freezer for up to 2 months.
This amazing cinnamon apple bread is so moist that it reminds us of cake. With the fall season right around the corner, this apple cinnamon bread is the perfect fall recipe to enjoy.
Cinnamon Apple Bread
This delicious amazing moist cinnamon apple bread has fresh apple chunks and swirls of a cinnamon sugar mixture.
- ⅔ Cup Sugar
- ½ Cup Unsalted Butter room temperature
- 2 Large Eggs
- 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
- 1½ Cup All-Purpose Flour
- 1½ Teaspoon Baking Powder
- ½ Cup Milk
- ½ Cup Light Brown Sugar packed
- 1½ Teasponns Ground Cinnamon
- 2 Small Apple (or 1 large) peeled and chopped finely
Preheat oven to 350 degrees, prepare loaf pan with parchment paper.
In a small bowl mix together brown sugar and cinnamon, set aside.
Combine the white sugar and butter until smooth with either a shand mixer or a stand mixer.
Add in eggs and vanilla extract, mix until the eggs are completely combined.
Add in the flour and baking powder until combined.
Slowly add in the milk mixing until combined.
Pour half of the batter into the prepared loaf pan.
Add half of the chopped apples on top of the batter, pushing the apples down into the batter some.
Sprinkle half of the cinnamon sugar on top of the apples.
Pour the remaining batter on top of the cinnamon sugar.
Top with the remaining apples pushing the apples down into the batter some.
Sprinkle the remaining cinnamon sugar on top of the apples.
Bake in the preheated 350 degree oven for 60-70 minutes or until done. Insert a toothpick into the middle of the bread if it comes out clean then it's done.
Allow to cool in the loaf pan for about 10 minutes then remove and place on a cooling rack.
The nutritional value may vary depending on the ingredients used.
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