I know it’s pumpkin season, but let’s not forget about Apple season! This easy homemade apple cinnamon bread makes use of whatever apples you have on hand and it tastes like a slice of fall! It’s a quick bread recipe you’ll go for again and again! So grab a loaf pan and make this delicious easy apple bread recipe.
Easy Homemade Apple Cinnamon Bread Tips
I mix together my dry ingredients in a large bowl and set them aside. I then get the wet ingredients going in the stand mixer with my paddle attachment (or use a hand mixer if that’s what you have) . It makes it super easy to slowly add in the dry ingredients. you don’t want to over mix the bread.
Your large eggs should be at room temperature. I like to use all purpose flour and yes a combo of white sugar and brown sugar. If you decide to make other sugar substitutions just make sure they are a granulated sugar. Liquid sugars, like honey are not recommended.
A good vanilla extract takes any baked good over the top and this cinnamon apple bread is no exception. Don’t leave it out. I like to use finely chopped apples for this recipe, but if you like smaller pieces then grated would work too. I just really enjoy the texture of juicy apple pieces.
To get these size pieces, I slide the apple into thin slices then break those down further so I have finely chopped apple. You don’t want the pieces too thick. I then toss them in cinnamon sugar.
I also reserve a few extra pieces for the top of the loaf. Loaf cakes such as this can take a while to bake, so just be sure you are checking it at the center of the loaf. Mine take around 60 minutes. Your bread is done when just a few moist crumbs are on the toothpick when you check it.
Apple Cinnamon Bread Substitutions
The best apples for this are whatever one you like. Literally almost any apple variety will work here. Pink lady apples, granny smith apples and my personal favorite- honey crisp apples are all a wise choice! The only thing I say is a must is to use a nice firm apple because you don’t want them just disappearing into the bread.
For the oil- I used vegetable oil, but you can use any neutral tasting oil you’d bake with. I prefer vegetable oil for baking, If you’d like to cut the oil, then replace just half of it with unsweetened applesauce. It works great here because the apple really comes through.
For the milk in this recipe, I just use what I have. I’ve used everything from almond or cashew milk to whole milk. It’s really just to add moisture.
I have not tested this recipe with gluten free flour, but if you do, make sure you use one that’s labeled as being okay for 1:1 substitution for all purpose flour. If you’d like to add whole grains, you could replace half the all purpose flour with whole wheat flour.
Storing Leftover Apple Bread
After you lead the bread cool on a wire rack, you’ll want to wrap it in aluminum foil then place it in a zip top bag. It’s super important to keep the air out so your bread will stay fresh. It will last on the counter for 3-4 days. After that you could slice it and put each slice between parchment paper and freeze it in a freezer bag.
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I really hope you make this delicious bread and it becomes one of your favorite compliments to a good cup of coffee. When fresh apples are in season, you truly cannot go wrong. This is such an easy recipe that uses basic ingredients!
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Easy Homemade Apple Cinnamon Bread
- 2 large Eggs
- 1/2 cup Sugar
- 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
- 1/2 cup Oil
- 1/2 cup Milk Any will do- even almond or cashew milk
- 1 tsp. Vanilla
- 1.5 cups Apple Finely Chopped- About 1 large apple or 2 small.
- 2.5 cups Flour
- 1 tsp. Baking Powder
- 1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
- 1/4 tsp. Salt
- 1 tsp. Cinnamon
Cinnamon Sugar Mix
- 1 tbsp. Sugar
- 1 tsp. Cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and 1 tsp. of cinnamon.
- Chop your apples and toss together with cinnamon sugar mix.
- Beat together the sugar, brown sugar and oil.
- Add your eggs in one at a time and beat together.
- Add in milk and beat until all wet ingredients are combined.
- Slowly add the dry ingredients in 3 batches until just combined. Do not over mix.
- Fold in your apple cinnamon mixture, reserving a few pieces for the top to be decorative (optional).
- Bake at 350 for 55-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with just a few moist crumbs.