Cinnamon Apple Bread


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It’s fall, and this Cinnamon Apple Bread is sure to be your new favorite quick bread recipe. You will find the apple bread to be moist, loaded with chunks of chopped apple along with cinnamon spice. It’s great for breakfast, snack or dessert!

Cinnamon Apple Bread on a plate.

Cinnamon Apple Bread

During the fall months, I make homemade bread quite frequently. Most of the time, it is Banana Bread or Zucchini Bread. But, fall is all about apples and pumpkins so, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread or this Apple Bread are often baking in the oven too!

Homemade Apple Bread cut and stacked.

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When combining brown sugar and cinnamon with apples, the flavors are always amazing. All three of these ingredients blend so well in this easy apple bread recipe. My family loves it for both breakfast and dessert! I frequently enjoy a slice or two with my evening coffee.

Easy Apple Bread with Chunks of apple.

When I have homemade apple bread in the oven, my house smells fantastic. It almost smells like apple pie. But, there is no need to burn a fall scented candle when this deliciousness is baking.

Sliced cinnamon apple bread on a platter.

I would consider cinnamon apple bread to be a dessert. But, it’s great to serve as a bread offering at Thanksgiving and Christmas too. So, add it to your holiday bread list.

Cinnamon Apple quick bread on a platter with text.

Ingredients to Make Apple Bread

  • Apples
  • Eggs
  • Butter
  • Milk
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Brown Sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt

Ingredients for Apple Bread Recipe. How to make Cinnamon Apple Bread

First, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Then, line a loaf pan with parchment paper and set aside. I used a 9×5 loaf pan. Now, in a small bowl mix together the cinnamon and brown sugar. Set to the side.


Whisking brown sugar and cinnamon in a clear bowl.

For the next step, add flour, baking powder, and salt to a medium-sized bowl. Whisk well and set aside.

Whisking apple bread ingredients in a bowl.

Next, you will need to core, peel, and dice the apples. Firm apples will work best because they bake better than soft varieties. I like to use Granny Smith Apples, Pink Lady, or Gala. Softer apples when baked become mush.

Diced apples for apple bread.

In a large bowl, cream together the butter, cinnamon, brown sugar, and white sugar.

Creaming sugars and butters to make homemade apple bread.

Then, add the eggs and vanilla. Using a hand mixer, beat on low to medium speed until well blended.

Eggs and sugars added to apple bread mixture.

For the next step, you will need to gradually add half of the flour and half of the milk. Use a spatula to blend, being careful to not over mix. After blended, add the remaining flour and milk, and blend until incorporated again.

Mixing apple bread batter with a spatula.

Now, go ahead and pour half of the batter into the prepared loaf pan.

Apple Bread mixture in prepared loaf pan.

And, then top with half of the apples.

Apple topped quick bread.

Top the apples with half of the cinnamon-sugar mixture.

Cinnamon Apple Bread unbaked in loaf pan.

Finally, add remaining apples and top with the remaining cinnamon-sugar mixture — Bake for 50-60 minutes.

Chunky apple bread slices on a plate.

Can I freeze apple bread?

Sure, go ahead and make a loaf or two ahead of time.  Then, allow the bread to cool completely. It’s best to wrap the bread in plastic wrapping, before adding it to a zippered freezer bag to store.

Adapted from: Cookies and Cups and The Happier Homemaker!

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Cinnamon Apple Bread

By: Jen CIncyshopper
It's fall, and this Cinnamon Apple Bread is sure to be your new favorite quick bread recipe. You will find the apple bread
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 1 hour
Servings: 8 servings


  • 1 1/2 cup Brown Sugar, divided
  • 1 tbsp Cinnamon, divided
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tbsp Baking Powder
  • 1 1/2 cup Flour
  • 1/2 cup Butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 3 Granny Smith Apples, cored, peeled and diced


  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Line a 9x5 loaf pan with parchment paper, leaving a little overhanging the sides.
  • Mix 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1/2 tablespoon of cinnamon together in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream together butter, sugar, remaining brown sugar and remaining cinnamon.
  • Add in eggs and vanilla and continue beating until well blended.
  • Using a spatula, add in half of flour mixture and half of the milk stirring until just incorporated.
  • Then add in remaining flour mixture and milk stirring until just incorporated.
  • Pour half of batter into prepared loaf pan.
  • Sprinkle 1/2 of the apples on top.
  • Sprinkle 1/2 cinnamon sugar mixture on top.
  • Pour remaining batter on top gently preading to cover.
  • Sprinkle remaining apples on top.
  • Sprinkle remaining cinnamon sugar mixture on top.
  • Bake for 50-60 minutes, until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool in pan.


Calories: 436kcal, Carbohydrates: 76g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 73mg, Sodium: 361mg, Potassium: 188mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 54g, Vitamin A: 476IU, Vitamin C: 3mg, Calcium: 122mg, Iron: 2mg
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Cinnamon Apple Bread collage.

Collage with Easy Apple Bread.


About Jen Cincyshopper

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  1. Looking forward to making this, but I do have a question. In the list of ingredients it says baking powder and in the instructions it says baking soda. Which one do I use?

  2. add chopped apples to the flour plain and set them aside until later following the receipt. This way they don;t sink to the bottom and cause that fall.