Apple Cinnamon Bread

This Apple Cinnamon Bread is a delicious fall treat that's super easy to make. You only need 10 minutes to prepare moist and fluffy apple bread with really basic ingredients. It's all about juicy cinnamon sugar apple pieces and a cozy hint of cinnamon. Whether you enjoy it for breakfast or share it with friends, this recipe makes embracing autumn flavors a piece of cake!

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With each bite, you’ll enjoy the juicy goodness of apples and the warming embrace of cinnamon. It’s an easy cinnamon apple bread recipe perfect for cozy mornings or sharing with loved ones over a cup of steaming coffee or tea.

Let me tell you that this recipe is perfect if you’re in a hurry. It only takes 10 minutes to prep, then the oven will do the rest, and the ingredients are easy to find. You’ll love the taste of apples and cinnamon in every bite.

If you’re new to baking, don’t worry. This quick apple bread is simple to make, and the recipe doesn’t require fancy stuff. Just follow the easy steps, and you’ll have a delicious fall treat.

I remember those cozy autumn mornings when my mom always surprised me with something sweet and a cup of tea. One day, as I walked into the kitchen, I was greeted by the irresistible aroma of freshly baked Apple Cinnamon Bread. The sweet scent of apples mingling with the spicy notes of cinnamon filled the room. 

So today, I decided to recreate this cinnamon apple bread and reminisce about my childhood. Oh, what a beautiful time it was! As the bread was baked in the oven, the aroma filled my kitchen, just like it used to fill our house all those years ago. 

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Why You’ll Love This Apple Cinnamon Bread Recipe

  • Homemade Happiness: There’s nothing quite like the joy of baking something delicious from scratch; this recipe lets you savor that homemade goodness.
  • Super Easy: Even if you’re not an experienced baker, you can confidently whip up this delicious treat without fuss or stress. So, you can enjoy such a delicious sweet treat without the hassle!
  • Family Favorite: It’s the kind of treat that brings smiles to everyone at the table, making it a family favorite in no time.
  • Morning Bliss: Imagine starting your day with a warm slice of Apple Bread and a hot cup of coffee. It’s the breakfast of champions!
  • Easy Ingredients: You won’t need any fancy or hard-to-find ingredients. Everything required is probably already in your pantry.
  • Versatility: Whether you want a quick snack, a cozy dessert, or a gift for a friend, this bread can do it all.
  • Customizable: Here’s a straightforward reason to like this Cinnamon Bread recipe: you can change it to be just how you like it. Want some crunch? Add nuts or raisins. Prefer it a bit sweeter? Put some icing on top. With this recipe, you can make it exactly how you want it. It’s like having your own special bread that’s perfect for you!
  • Memories in Every Slice: One bite can transport you back to cherished memories, making it more than just a recipe—a slice of nostalgia.

What is Apple Cinnamon Bread?

An Apple Cinnamon Bread recipe is a simple and delicious way to bake a loaf of bread bursting with apple and cinnamon flavors. It is typically created by mixing fresh apples and cinnamon into the bread batter, which results in a moist, sweet, and aromatic treat. 

This recipe usually includes basic ingredients like flour, sugar, eggs, baking powder, and, of course, apples and cinnamon. The preparation steps can vary depending on the specific recipe you follow. Still, it’s a delightful baked good perfect for enjoying during the fall season or when you’re craving warm, comforting flavors.

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The Best Apple Cinnamon Bread

Watch this quick step-by-step video to see how easy it is to make the best apple baked treat for fall:

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Ingredients Needed And Substitutions 

Now let’s take a look at the ingredients we’ll need to make this mouthwatering Fall Apple Bread:

  • Brown Sugar –  is used to create the cinnamon sugar that will give the bread a rich, caramel-like sweetness.
  • Cinnamon – is used to enhancing this bread’s flavor with warm and comforting notes.
  • Apples – the star of this bread recipe. Apples contribute natural sweetness and a pleasant fruity texture. So make sure you choose firm, slightly tart varieties like Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, or Gala apples.
  • Sugar – I used white granulated sugar, but you can also use the same amount of brown sugar.
  • Flour – I used all-purpose flour to help bind the other ingredients together and provide the bread’s texture and shape.
  • Baking Powder – Acts as a leavening agent to make the bread rise and become light and fluffy.
  • Salt – used to enhance the overall flavor, bringing out the sweetness and balancing the spices.
  • Butter – Adds richness and a buttery flavor to the bread.
  • Eggs – Act as a binding agent and contribute to the bread’s softness.
  • Milk – Adds moisture and helps create a tender crumb in the bread.
  • Vanilla Extract – use the best quality for the best flavor.
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Now that we know all the ingredients that we need to create this easy apple bread recipe, let’s start cooking by following these easy steps:

Initial Preparation

Start by preheating your oven to 350°F (175°C). 

Grease or line with parchment paper a 9-5 inch loaf pan. This prevents the bread from sticking to the pan.

Mix ground cinnamon and brown sugar together in a bowl.

Peel and dice the apples into small 1/2-inch chunks, then set them aside.

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Prepare the Apple Bread Batter

Beat the softened butter with sugar and vanilla extract until creamy. Then add the eggs and mix until well combined. Slowly pour in milk and mix until just combined, ensuring no lumps.

Gradually add the dry ingredients mixture (flour, salt, and baking powder) and mix until fully combined.

Scrape down the bowl with a rubber spatula to remove any remaining lumps.

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Toss The Apples

Toss the diced apples with cinnamon and 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar in a separate bowl. Set aside this apple-cinnamon mixture.

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Assemble The Apple Cinnamon Bread

Spread half of the batter into the prepared pan, then scatter half of the apple mixture evenly over the batter.

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Spoon the remaining batter and gently smooth the top. Scatter the remaining apples and sprinkle with the remaining cinnamon-sugar mixture.

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Place the pan in the oven and bake for about 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Once the bread has cooled, drizzle your favorite glaze over the top and enjoy. I love to top mine with plenty of homemade caramel sauce, as it pairs perfectly with the flavor and texture of the bread.

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Essential Tips For Success

  • Use Room Temperature Ingredients: Ensure that ingredients like butter, milk, and eggs are at room temperature to achieve a smoother and even batter.
  • Properly Grease and Line the Pan: Grease the loaf pan thoroughly with baking spray or line it with parchment paper. This prevents sticking and makes lifting the bread out of the pan easy.
  • Measure Ingredients Accurately: Use accurate measurements for all ingredients, especially the flour, since too much flour can result in dense bread.
  • Mix the Batter Gently: Mix wet and dry ingredients until just combined. Overmixing can lead to a tougher texture.
  • Layer Ingredients Evenly: When layering the batter, apples, and cinnamon sugar, distribute them as evenly as possible to ensure a balanced flavor and texture.
  • Cool in the Pan: Allow the bread to cool in the pan for about 20-30 minutes on a cooling rack. This helps it set and prevents it from breaking apart when you remove it.
  • Drizzle the Glaze When Cool: Only drizzle the glaze over the bread once it has cooled completely. This ensures the glaze sets nicely on the bread’s surface.
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Here are some topping ideas to take your Apple Cinnamon Sugar Bread to the next level:

  1. Cream Cheese Frosting: Spread a generous layer of cream cheese frosting on top for a creamy and tangy contrast to the sweet bread.
  2. Caramel Drizzle: Drizzle warm caramel sauce over the bread for extra sweetness and decadence.
  3. Chopped Nuts: Toasted chopped nuts like walnuts or pecans can provide a satisfying crunch and nutty flavor.
  4. Dulce de Leche is another fantastic topping option for your Apple Cinnamon Bread since it’s a sweet, caramel-like sauce made from condensed milk that pairs perfectly with this bread.
  5. Powdered Sugar Dusting: Simply dust the cooled bread with powdered sugar for an elegant and classic finish.
  6. Maple Drizzle: Drizzle pure maple syrup over the bread to complement the apple-cinnamon flavors with a hint of maple sweetness.
  7. Vanilla Ice Cream: Serve a slice of warm apple butter bread with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a delightful dessert.
  8. Fresh Fruit: Garnish with sliced fresh apples or berries for a burst of color and natural fruity sweetness.
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If you want to keep the leftovers from this apple cinnamon bread fresh and delicious, knowing how to store them properly is essential. Here are some storing ideas to help you enjoy it for longer:

  • Room Temperature: If you plan to enjoy the bread within a day or two, you can store it at room temperature in an airtight container or tightly wrapped in plastic wrap or foil. This allows it to remain soft and moist.
  • Fridge: For longer storage, you can refrigerate the bread. Place it in an airtight container or wrap it well in plastic wrap to prevent it from drying out. Remember that refrigeration may slightly alter the texture, making it denser.
  • Freezer: To store Apple Cinnamon Bread for an extended period, you can freeze it. Wrap the bread tightly in plastic wrap, then place it in a freezer-safe container. It’s a good idea to slice the bread before freezing it for easier portioning. Frozen bread can last for up to three months.
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If you encounter any issues while making this cinnamon apple bread recipe, here are some troubleshooting tips to help you address common problems:

  • Bread is Dense or Heavy: This could be due to overmixing the batter. When combining wet and dry ingredients, mix only until just combined to avoid overworking the gluten in the flour, which can make the bread dense.
  • Bread is Too Dry: Follow the recommended baking time and use a toothpick to check for doneness. If your bread takes longer to bake, consider tenting it with aluminum foil to prevent over-browning.
  • Bread Sticks to the Pan: grease and line the pan with parchment paper, leaving an overhang on the sides. This ensures easy removal of the bread without sticking.
  • Excessive Browning on Top: If the top of the bread is browning too quickly, but the center isn’t fully baked, cover it with aluminum foil during the latter part of baking to prevent over-browning.

More Easy Dessert Recipes

Apple Cinnamon Bread

5 from 2 votes
This Apple Cinnamon Bread is a delicious fall treat that's super easy to make. You only need 10 minutes to prepare moist and fluffy apple bread with really basic ingredients.
Author: Ioana
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 50 minutes
Total: 1 hour
12 slices



  • 2 medium apples peeled and chopped in 1/2 pieces
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 3/4 cups (225g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup milk room temperature

Cinnamon Sugar Topping:

  • 1 1/2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9×5-inch (23 x 13 cm) loaf pan or line with parchment paper.
  2. Apple Preparation: In a bowl, toss the diced apples with 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar and 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon. Set aside.
  3. Cinnamon-Sugar Topping: In a separate small bowl, mix the light brown sugar and ground cinnamon. Set this aside as well.
  4. Apple Bread Batter: In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter, sugar, and vanilla extract until smooth and creamy.
  5. Add in the eggs, one at a time, ensuring they are well incorporated. Slowly pour in the milk and mix until combined.
  6. Add the flour, salt, cinnamon, and baking powder and mix until fully combined.
  7. Scrape down the bowl to remove any remaining lumps.
  8. Assembly: Spread half of the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Evenly spread half of the sugared apple mixture over the batter.
  9. Spoon the remaining batter and smooth the top. Top with the remaining sugared apples and sprinkle with the remaining cinnamon-sugar mixture.
  10. Baking: Place the loaf pan in the oven and bake for about 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean.
  11. Serve & Enjoy: Once cooled, if you'd like, drizzle your favorite glaze over the top. Slice and serve your delicious Apple Cinnamon Bread!

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1 slice, Calories: 287 kcal, Carbohydrates: 47 g, Protein: 5 g, Fat: 9 g, Saturated Fat: 5 g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2 g, Trans Fat: 0.3 g, Cholesterol: 49 mg, Sodium: 167 mg, Potassium: 106 mg, Fiber: 2 g, Sugar: 18 g, Vitamin A: 313 IU, Vitamin C: 1 mg, Calcium: 69 mg, Iron: 2 mg

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