This is a recipe for apple cider bread made with fresh apples, apple cider and the perfect touch of fall spices.  It is easy and delicious for fall!
As much as I am mourning the passing of summertime – there is one thing that I am supremely happy about – the return of apple season.  I made this easy apple cider bread the other night from Recipe Girl with some apples I picked up at our local Farmer’s market and it was fantastic. It is not overly sweet and has the perfect touch of fall spices. It is great for breakfast or a late-night snack.  If you have some apples that need using, this is your recipe!  So make this burn on my arm the size of Texas (that I acquired while baking this bread) worth it by going and making it yourself!

“But I remember more dearly autumn afternoons in bottoms that lay intensely silent under old great trees”
– C. S. Lewis
Recipe Source: adapted from

Apple Cider Bread
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ cup butter, at room temperature
  • ⅔ cup granulated white sugar
  • ⅓ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup apple cider
  • 2¼ cups chopped apples, peeled and cored (I used Granny Smith apples. Gala apples would also work)
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease and flour loaf pan.
  3. Sift dry ingredients (flour through cloves) into a medium bowl.
  4. In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to cream together butter and both sugars.
  5. Beat in eggs.
  6. Add in flour mixture alternately with cider, about half at a time, and mix just until combined.
  7. In a small bowl, toss apples with lemon juice. Stir into the batter.
  8. Pour batter into the prepared pan.
  9. Bake 50 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  10. Let cool for at least 20 minutes, then remove to a wire rack and let cool completely.