Apple Bread
Apple Bread

The scent of cinnamon and baked apples will waft through your kitchen as soon as you pop this delicious and easy to make apple bread in the oven.

Nothing screams like the smell of baked apples and cinnamon filling your kitchen. This apple bread is a seasonal twist on a classic coffee cake. It’s moist and buttery, with hints of spice and a crumbly crumble topping. So, there is everything to love.

Who said you can’t have cake for breakfast? Apple bread is a great, indulgent breakfast alongside a hot cup of coffee or tea. You can also serve it for dessert with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.

The best apples for this recipe

You want firm, crunchy apples that will retain their structure when heated. Some strains that work well are Granny Smith, Fuji, Honeycrisp, Cortland, and Golden Delicious. Stay away from softer varieties like McIntosh and Macoun.

If you want to learn more about apple varieties and which ones work best for your different fall baking needs, stop by and read our guide to the best baked apples.

Tips and tricks for the best possible apple bread

This apple bread is considered a quick bread, which means it should be pretty easy to make. Just follow these tips to ensure you get the perfect bread every time.

  • Store butter, eggs, milk and yogurt at room temperature. This will give you a smoother batter with no lumps.
  • Use an electric hand mixer or stand mixer. It will be much more difficult to make a smooth batter if you mix by hand.
  • Don’t mix the batter too much. Use a low speed on your handheld or stand mixer and blend until the ingredients are just combined.
  • Line the pan with parchment paper. This makes it much easier to release the cake after baking.
  • Be careful not to overdose the flour! When you measure flour, you want it to be light and fluffy, not packed and dense. Use a fork or spoon to fluff the flour in its container before scooping it into your measuring cup.

Swap ingredients and variations for apple bread

One reason I love this apple bread recipe is that it’s customizable based on your flavor preferences and the ingredients you have on hand. Here are some ways you can change up the recipe and make it your own.

  • If you don’t have Greek yogurt on hand, sour cream will also work.
  • If you’re a pumpkin spice lover, you can swap out the cinnamon in the batter for pumpkin spice.
  • You can add 1/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans to your apple pie to add some crunch.

Save apple bread

Apple bread will keep for 3 days in a sealed container at room temperature. If you want to make the bread ahead of time, you can wrap it in aluminum foil, place it in a sealed bag, and freeze it for up to 3 months. Simply allow the frozen cake to thaw at room temperature for 2-3 hours before serving.

If you need more instructions on how to freeze baked goods, this how to freeze and store banana bread (another favorite of mine) guide is a great resource!

More quick bread recipes to try

  • Guinness bread with molasses
  • Cranberry Orange Nut Bread
  • Pumpkin bread with chocolate chips
  • Chocolate Banana Bread
  • Rum Raisin Banana Bread

Apple bread

preparation time
15 minutes

cooking time
50 minutes

total time
65 minutes

8 servings

Special equipment: 9×5-inch loaf pan


For the sprinkles

  • 1/4 cup (50G) Brown sugar

  • 1/4 cup (50G) granulated sugar

  • 1/4 cup (30G) all purpose flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon Cinammon

  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt

  • 2 tablespoon buttermelted

For the apple bread

  • 1 1/2 cups (180G) all purpose flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt

  • 1 teaspoon Cinammon

  • 1/2 Cup unsalted butterat room temperature

  • 3/4 cup (150G) granulated sugar

  • 1 big eggat room temperature

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1/2 Cup plain, unsweetened greek yogurt

  • 1/3 Cup whole milk

  • 1 big Granny SmithHoneycrisp or Golden Delicious apple, peeled and diced


  1. Preheat the oven and prepare the loaf tin:

    Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan and line with a single loop of parchment paper. Leave a 1-inch overhang of parchment paper on the long sides of the pan for easy removal after baking.

  2. Prepare Streusel Topping:

    In a medium bowl, combine the brown sugar, granulated sugar, flour, cinnamon, and salt. Slowly drizzle the melted butter over the dry ingredients, tossing the mixture with a fork as you pour. Once all the butter is added, mix until you have a crumbly, doughy mixture. Put aside.

  3. Mix the dry ingredients:

    In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Put aside.

  4. Combine the wet ingredients:

    Using a hand mixer or stand mixer fitted with a mixer attachment, beat the butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add the egg and vanilla extract and continue to mix on medium speed until completely combined. Add yogurt and milk and mix on medium speed until all ingredients are evenly combined with a smooth, creamy texture.

  5. Combine the wet and dry ingredients:

    Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Beat all ingredients together, starting on low speed and then on medium speed for 1-2 minutes until a smooth batter forms with no lumps.

  6. Fold the apples into the batter:

    Add the diced apples to the batter. Using a rubber spatula, fold the apples into the batter.

  7. Pour the batter into the loaf tin:

    Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Scatter the sprinkles on top.

  8. Bake:

    Place in the oven and bake for 45-50 minutes or until the crumbles are golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean.

  9. Cool:

    Allow the apple bread to cool in the pan for 10-15 minutes, then lift out of the pan with the parchment excess and place on a wire rack. Let the bread cool on the wire rack for a further 5-10 minutes before slicing and serving.

nutritional information (per serving)
384 calories
16g Fat
56g carbohydrates
6g protein
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