Cinnamon Apple Pie Bread
Forget the pie crust and get all the flavors of fall in a quick and easy cinnamon apple pie bread with brown sugar and cinnamon topping that’s as sweet as apple pie.
I have to admit that I definitely mourn the end of summer’s blueberries, strawberries and peaches, but the end of summer and beginning of the fall season is a lot easier to swallow given the plethora of fresh apple dessert recipes. I’m normally more of a berry person when it comes to fruit, but this season I’m going to teach myself to love apples just as much. Why am I weird and don’t love apples?
I began my apple phase by baking this cinnamon apple pie bread from a recipe I had written down from a while back in my recipe book. It has all the flavors of an apple pie, but in the form of a bread. Anyone else a bigger fan of dessert bread than pie? I’m all about the warm and cozy taste and texture of apple pie, but I’m having fun reworking those flavors into other desserts. You might also love this Fresh Apple Pie Dip!
I ate at least one slice of this bread for breakfast, dessert, and for a snack. I just couldn’t get enough of it and it’s suitable to eat at any time of the day, kind of like my Apple Cider Cupcakes. It got my wheels turning on everything I can do with it the next time I make it. How about some apple bread french toast, anyone? I’m also loving these Dutch Apple Pie Cheesecake Bars from my friend Trish.
This is fantastically moist bread that I can see being perfect to start a day of apple picking or Thanksgiving morning. The scent in my house was heavenly while this was baking, as you can imagine. I loved the texture change that came from dicing the apples as opposed to shredding them as a lot of recipes call for.
Yup, this Cinnamon Apple Pie Bread is the stuff my fall dreams are made of, my friends. Bring on the apples, pumpkins and array of browns and orange.
Be sure to check out my step-by-step video above on how to make this Cinnamon Apple Pie Bread. It’s so easy!
- ⅓ cup light brown sugar (not packed)
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ⅔ cup white sugar
- ½ cup salted butter, softened (or use unsalted and add ¼ tsp salt)
- 2 eggs
- 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1¾ teaspoons baking powder
- ½ cup milk
- 1 apple, peeled and chopped (I used Granny Smith)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan.
- Mix brown sugar and cinnamon together in a mixing bowl and set aside.
- Beat white sugar and butter together in a bowl using an electric mixer until smooth and creamy.
- Beat in eggs, 1 at a time, until incorporated; add vanilla extract and stir until incorporated.
- Combine flour and baking powder together in another bowl; stir into creamed butter mixture.
- Mix milk into batter until smooth.
- Pour half the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Next add half the apples and half the brown sugar cinnamon mixture. Lightly pat/push apple mixture into batter.
- Pour the remaining batter over apple layer; top with remaining apples and add more brown sugar/cinnamon mixture.
- Lightly pat/push apples into batter; swirl brown sugar mixture through apples using a finger or spoon (I cleaned my hands and used my finger because it was easier).
- Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean, 30 to 40 minutes. Mine took about 35.