Want to bake a treat that everyone will enjoy? This flavorful Apple Fritter Bread will put you in cinnamon sugar heaven with every bite!
Prepare a sweet and light bread to eat for breakfast or dessert with this Apple Bread. It’s the perfect loaf treat to slice and enjoy when you’re in the mood for an apple-flavored treat.
If you’d like to prepare one of the best apple bread recipes you’ve ever tried, be sure to follow this recipe for Apple Bread. It’s a simple recipe that will only take around 20 minutes to prepare the ingredients, with an additional hour for baking time. Because it’s easy to prepare, doesn’t take long to bake, and tastes absolutely amazing, it’s the perfect treat to enjoy whenever you’re in the mood for something sweet and delicious!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe for Apple Bread
It’s such an easy recipe to prepare. It won’t take long for you to combine the ingredients, mixing them together to create the batter with the apple mixture and glaze to complete this baked treat.
The Apple Bread tastes amazing. If you love apple pie and apple fritters along with all sorts of sweet baked breads, you’re going to enjoy this recipe a lot because of how good it tastes!
It’s a kid-friendly treat. If you have picky eaters at home, be sure to give this recipe a try. Your children will love the bread as much as you!
Before you can make the bread, you should grab the following ingredients:
Salted Butter – Allow the butter to sit out for a bit so that it softens before you use it. It’s easier to work with when softened.
Granulated Sugar – Adding granulated sugar is a great way to give this batter a sweeter touch.
Vanilla – Including a teaspoon of vanilla in the batter will enhance the taste of the bread.
Greek Yogurt – By adding Greek yogurt into the mixture, your bread will have a better texture with great taste.
Apples – Use around two medium apples equivalent to two cups.
Cinnamon – You can’t forget the touch of cinnamon that pairs perfectly with apples.
Brown Sugar – Another great addition to this recipe is the brown sugar that adds the perfect sweet taste to the bread.
Some of the other ingredients needed include baking powder, flour, and milk for the cake and apple mixture. You’re also going to need confectioners sugar, cream, and vanilla for the glaze.
What types of apples should I use?
Granny Smith apples are an excellent choice for this recipe. They’re the top choice of apple to use in this bread. However, if you don’t have them, you can use a few other options, including Honeycrisp, Pink Lady, Fuji, or Gala apples.
Do I have to prepare the batter as a bread?
Absolutely not. If you don’t want to prepare this batter as a bread, you can pour it into a muffin or mini muffin pan to make on-the-go muffins instead of bread that you would need to slice into individual servings. However, changing the way you prepare them can alter the cooking time, so be sure to check your oven regularly and use a toothpick to check for doneness.
Can I add anything extra to this bread recipe?
Yes! Nuts would be a great addition to this recipe, contributing to the texture of the bread. Chopped walnuts or pecans are the best nuts to use in this recipe. But, of course, you can use what you like.
What should I do if I don’t have Greek yogurt?
If you don’t have any Greek yogurt, you can increase the amount of milk you’re using in this recipe to keep the bread moist and delicious.
Recipe Notes & Tips
After coating the apples with the cinnamon-sugar mixture, make sure that you’re working quickly. If you don’t work quickly, the apples will start sweating and releasing juices.
It’s a good idea to use a slotted spoon when you’re working with the apples to help drain some of the liquid before you begin adding them on top of each layer of the batter. It will help with the excess liquid.
If you don’t want to add a glaze to this bread, you don’t have to prepare it or add it on top. Some people prefer the bread plain without the glaze. You also have the option of sprinkling powdered sugar on top of the bread instead of using the glaze. The powdered sugar adds a light and sweet flavor.
Perfect for any time of the year, especially Fall! Packed with real apples and cinnamon sugar then topped with a sensational glaze!
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Bake Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Serving Size: 8
- ½ cup salted butter, softened
- 2/3 cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1/2 cup greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup milk
- 2 medium apples, granny smith - about 2 cups
- 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
Brown sugar - Cinnamon mixture
- 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1/2 Tablespoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 cup confectioners sugar
- 3 Tablespoon cream, or milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla, white or dark
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Prepare a 9x5-inch loaf pan by spraying it with non-stick spray.
- In a large bowl, beat together ½ cup butter and the cup sugar until smooth.
- Then, one at a time, beat in the eggs.
- Mix in 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
- Mix in baking powder and flour. Mix only until blended - do not overmix.
- Add greek yogurt and milk into batter and gently mix just until smooth. Set this aside.
- In a separate bowl, stir together the apple coating, 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Set this aside.
- Peel and dice the 2 apples.
- Add these to the brown sugar and cinnamon mixture to coat.
- Pour half of the batter into the prepared loaf pan.
- Then layer on half the apple mixture.
- Sprinkle ½ of the brown sugar/cinnamon/sugar mixture on top of the apple layer.
- Gently swirl a knife through the layers.
- Then we’ll repeat the layers one more time: batter, then apple mixture, then end with the brown sugar-cinnamon mixture.
- Again, use a knife to swirl through the layers.
- Bake the loaf until it is fully cooked (an inserted toothpick comes out with no batter sticking to it). Check it after 50 minutes, then after each 5 minutes.
- If the loaf starts getting dark on top before the loaf is fully baked, put a piece of tin foil over the top to protect it from burning.
- When the loaf is removed from the oven it needs to cool for at least 30 minutes before you add the glaze (otherwise it will all soak in).
- While the loaf is cooling you could make the glaze.
- Whisk together confectioners sugar, cream, and vanilla until smooth.
- You can thicken it by using more confectioners sugar, or thin it by using more cream.
- Glaze the bread.
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