Apple Fritter Bread

These are unique times we are experiencing, and when feeling anxious or stressed, I head to the kitchen. Nothing helps me to relax more than to spend a few hours in the kitchen cooking. I love spending time trying out new recipes or making old family favorites for my family.

If you were to ask me what would be my favorite flavor combination in a dessert, I’d have to say apples and cinnamon. There is something so comforting about this pair as it bakes, with the aroma of warm spices wafting through my kitchen. I do not eat donuts as a rule, but on the rare times that I do, I always choose an apple fritter donut so I knew that I’d love this bread.

If you were to look online at what folks were baking during the coronavirus Pandemic, you’d see a LOT of banana bread, sourdough everything, and this Apple Fritter Bread. I do use a combination of apples and cinnamon when baking sweets often, as it is just such a perfect pairing.

This quick bread recipe is studded with apples flavored with ground cinnamon, and the finished loaf is very moist and satisfying. My husband and I are not big on icing or glazes, and to be frank, this loaf doesn’t need it.

If you wanted to get a little fancy, however, you could mix together some powdered sugar and milk and drizzle a glaze on top. Choose good flavored baking apples for this recipe such as Jonagold, Honey Crisp, Braeburn, or Pink Lady.

Buon Appetito!
Deborah Mele 

Apple Fritter Bread

Apple Fritter Bread

Yield: 1 9x5 Inch Loaf
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

A very moist quick bread studded with apples and flavored with cinnamon.


  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 3 Medium Apples, Peeled, Cored, And Cut Into Small Dice (See Notes Above)
  • 2/3 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup (1 Stick) Unsalted Butter At Room Temperature
  • 2 Large Eggs At Room Temperature
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Cup Whole or 2% Milk
  • 1 1/2 Cups All-purpose Unbleached Flour
  • 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt


    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and spray a 9x5 inch loaf pan with baking spray.
    2. In one bowl toss together the brown sugar, cinnamon, and apples.
    3. In another medium sized bowl using an electric hand mixer, beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2 to 3 minutes.
    4. Add in eggs one at a time beating between each, then beat in the vanilla and milk.
    5. Add the flour, baking powder and salt, and mix on low speed just until mixed. (Be careful not to overtax!)
    6. Stir in 3/4 of the apples into the batter, then pour the batter into the prepared pan.
    7. Drop the remaining apples on top of the loaf, then bake for about 60 minutes, or until a cake tester or bamboo skewer inserted into the center comes out cleanly.
    8. Cool 15 minutes then remove from pan.
    9. Continue to cool to room temperature, slice and enjoy!


Adapted from Apple Fritter Bread by

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 238Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 289mgCarbohydrates: 52gFiber: 3gSugar: 36gProtein: 4g

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