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Apple Cinnamon Bread Recipe

January 15, 2023  Chef Austin Avatar
Apple Cinnamon Bread Recipe

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Apple Cinnamon Bread Recipe is moist, sweet and packed with fresh apples and cinnamon for perfect fall treat. Taste delicious and it’s like a cake just baked in a loaf pan. This easy fall baking recipe is super simple to throw together for bakers of any skill level.

Homemade bread is the best. Make sure to try my Lemon Blueberry Bread or Chocolate Chip Banana Bread, too.

Apple Cinnamon Bread on a white parchment paper with bunch of green apple around them.

Why You Will Love This easy Bread Recipe?

  • Quick homemade bread recipe-comes together in no time with just the basic ingredients (flour, sugar, butter, milk)
  • Full of fall flavors – fresh apples, brown sugar and cinnamon
  • Easy recipe – bakers of any skill level can manage.
  • Super moist- stay fresh for days (if it last that long)
  • Great for breakfast, snacks, dessert or any get together (no holiday excuses needed)
Quick homemade bread recipe-comes together in no time with just the basic ingredients (flour, sugar, butter, milk)

Apple Cinnamon Quick Bread Overview:

  • Basic Ingredients: For this recipe you will need all-purpose flour, sugar, light brown sugar, butter, milk, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and apples. That are all basic ingredients that you probably have on hand.
  • Skill Level: Easy, beginner recipe. This Apple Bread recipe is easy to throw together by people with little to no cooking experience. This recipe is so simple to make but sure to be a hit for anyone that get a bite!
  • Texture: This Cinnamon Apple Bread is like the cake baked in a loaf pan. It has very light texture. The bread is soft and the crumbs are super moist. It’s packed with apple chunks and cinnamon swirls. Apples and cinnamon sugar are layered in the pan instead of folding into the batter. If you fold apples in the batter, the bread will be too wet, instead of just being moist. Also for the dough batter is used granulated sugar. Brown sugar is just sprinkled in layers. If brown sugar is creamed in the batter it results in a heavy and dense texture. This way bread stays light, but has beautiful flavour from brown sugar.
  • Flavour: The stars of the show are apples and cinnamon. Brown sugar, cinnamon and fresh apples make perfect fall flavour combo. Apples and cinnamon sugar is layered, but they sinks slightly while baking and dotted each slice perfectly. That makes perfect flavour punch in every single bite.
Bunch of Apple Cinnamon Quick Bread pieces on a white paper.

What are The Best Apples for Baking?

For most apple recipes it is the best to use firmer apples. The best baking apples keep their structure without turning into mush.

Granny Smith is my go-to baking apples. They are crisp and quite sour but there are a few others that hold up under heat.

Golden delicious could be good choice. They are sweet, with a rich, mellow flavor and maintain their shape after baking.

Also, I love baking with other sweet apples like Honey Crisp, Fuji, Gala and Pink Lady.

This recipe use only two apples, so use what you have on hand.

How to Make Cinnamon Apple Bread?

Grease 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with baking spray, line with parchment paper leaving large overhang the sides so you could easily lift the bread from the pan. Adjust the oven rack just below the center (to the lower third position) and preheat the oven to 350 F.

Mix ground cinnamon and brown sugar, and set aside.

Peel and dice apples in small chunks, set aside, too.

Beat room temperature butter with sugar and vanilla extract. Add eggs and mix to combine. Add mixture of dry ingredients (flour, salt and baking powder) and mix to combine. Slowly pour in milk and mix just to combine. Scrape down the bowl with rubber spatula to make sure there’s no lumps remain.

Toss apples with cinnamon and granulated sugar.

Mixed ground cinnamon , brown sugar and apple dices.
Bread mixture

Spread half of the batter in prepared pan, scatter half of the apple mixture and sprinkle with one half of cinnamon sugar mixture. Spoon remaining batter and gently smooth the top. Scatter remaining apples and sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar mixture.

Bake in preheated oven about 55-70 minutes, or until the toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. This is a heavy loaf full of apples, so if your bread takes longer, that’s OK. Just tent it with aluminium foil after 30-40 minutes to prevent the top from browning too much.

Remove from the oven and cool 20-30 minutes in the pan set on a cooling rack. Then using the paper overhangs lift the bread from the pan.

To make the glaze stir powdered sugar with milk and just a hint of vanilla. Drizzle when bread is cooled completely.

Apple bread preparing steps.

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Apple Cinnamon Bread Recipe


Description

Apple Cinnamon Bread Recipe is moist, sweet and packed with fresh apples and cinnamon for perfect fall treat. Taste delicious and it’s like a cake just baked in a loaf pan.


Ingredients

Cinnamon-sugar:

  • 6 Tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Apples:

  • 2 medium apples (Granny Smith, Gala…)-peeled and diced in 1/2 pieces
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Bread: 

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs-room temperature
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk

Glaze:

  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Grease 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with baking spray, line with parchment paper leaving large overhang the sides so you could easily lift the bread from the pan. Adjust the oven rack just below the center (to the lower third position) and preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. Mix ground cinnamon and brown sugar, and set aside.
  3. Peel and dice apples in small 1/2 inch chunks, set aside, too.
  4. Beat room temperature butter with sugar and vanilla extract. Add eggs and mix to combine. Add mixture of dry ingredients (flour, salt and baking powder) and mix to combine. Slowly pour in milk and mix just to combine. Scrape down the bowl with rubber spatula to make sure there’s no lumps remain.
  5. Toss apples with cinnamon and 2 Tablespoon granulated sugar sugar, set aside.
  6. Spread half of the batter in prepared pan, scatter half of the apple mixture and sprinkle with one half of cinnamon sugar mixture. Spoon remaining batter and gently smooth the top. Scatter remaining apples and sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar mixture.
  7. Bake in preheated oven about 55-70 minutes, or until the toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. This is a heavy loaf full of apples, so if your bread takes longer, that’s OK. Just tent it with aluminium foil after 30-40 minutes to prevent the top from browning too much.
  8. Remove from the oven and cool 20-30 minutes in the pan set on a cooling rack. Then using the paper overhang lift the bread from the pan.
  9. To make the glaze stir powdered sugar, milk and vanilla. Drizzle over cooled bread.
Apple Cinnamon Bread Recipe

Source – omgchocolatedesserts.com

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