It’s apple-picking season! And what’s even better than a picture-perfect day of picking the red and green fruits with your family and friends? Finding all sorts of new recipes to make with them! Our newest favorite: Apple Fritter Bread! Yes, that’s right, this treat combines apple fritters and a cinnamon loaf for a bread that has all the BEST tastes of fall. Eat if for breakfast, enjoy it for dessert, make it a snack— no matter how you enjoy it, you’ll always want more. Luckily, it’s pretty simple to whip up! Let us show you how, then read on for the full recipe and make yours today.
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APPLE FRITTER BREAD
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
- ⅓ cup brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
- 2 Granny Smith apples, peeled and chopped to ½-inch dice
- ½ cup butter, room temperature
- ⅔ cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1-½ teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1-½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1-¾ teaspoons baking soda
- ½ cup + 1 tablespoon milk, divided
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius). Spray a 9-inch-by-5-inch loaf pan with pan spray. Set aside.
- In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar with 1 teaspoon of the cinnamon.
- In another bowl, combine the diced apples with the remaining 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and stir to mix. Set aside.TipHero
- In a large bowl, cream together the butter and the granulated sugar. Beat the eggs in one at a time until completely mixed. Add the vanilla extract and mix.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour and baking soda.
- Add the ½ cup of milk and mix until smooth.
- Add the flour and baking soda mix to the butter mixture, and stir until well-blended.
- Pour half of the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Layer half of the apple mixture on top of the batter, followed by half of the brown sugar mixture. Gently press the apples into the batter.
- Add the remaining batter to the pan, followed by the remaining apples and brown sugar mixture. Lightly press the apples into the batter and swirl the brown sugar between the apple chunks and into the batter.TipHero
- Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool for 15 minutes on a wire rack before removing from the pan.
- While the bread cools, prepare the glaze. In a small bowl, combine the powdered sugar with the remaining 1 tablespoon of milk. Mix until smooth, and then drizzle over the cooled bread.TipHero
So good! We love that, rather than bread that’s been vaguely and artificially flavored to taste like apples, this one actually features real, cinnamon apples in every bite. Each slice turns into the most delicious and autumnal treasure hunt.
Now what do YOU think? Will you be giving this Apple Fritter Bread a try? Will you make yours with the simple frosting, or will you leave it off? Have you ever made any other fruit-infused breads like this one? Tell us if you take this recipe for a spin and let us know how it turns out for you!
Recipe adapted from The Baking ChocolaTess