Cinnamon Apple Bread Recipe – the BEST Apple Cinnamon Bread!
The ultimate cinnamon apple bread recipe! Cinnamon, pecans, and lots of fresh apples are baked together making a fantastic treat with your morning coffee or a delicious afternoon snack. An amazing apple bread recipe perfect for fall baking!
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Your New Favorite Way to Bake Apple Cinnamon Bread!
Have you gone apple picking recently? Now that you’ve come home with all of your delicious apples, you might be wondering, what should I do with all of these? Answer; my Cinnamon Apple Bread Recipe! Made with fresh, crisp apples, cinnamon spices and topped with a delicious pecan crumble, this apple bread recipe is incredible! Perfect for enjoying your fall apple bounty!
How to Make this Apple Crumble Bread:
I love adding nuts, especially pecans to my quick bread recipes. Not only do they add a nice crunch, but the flavor is wonderfully complimentary with the apples and cinnamon. In addition to the pecans in the bread, I topped the loaf with a crumble-like topping made of brown sugar, flour, butter and pecans! It’s a perfect topping for this simple quick-bread recipe!
What kind of pan should I use to make this apple bread recipe?
I use and recommend a 9 x 5″ metal loaf pan. To make sure the bread comes out easily, I will line the pan with parchment paper. I absolutely love these pre-cut parchment paper sheets! They’re the perfect size for loaf pans and cookie sheets.
I will line the pan with paper, and secure the paper with binder clips on each side of the pan. This is to simply hold the paper in place when I pour the batter into the pan. Before putting the pan into the oven, make sure to REMOVE the binder clips from the pan. Binder clips are not oven-safe.
What type of apples should I use for this apple bread recipe?
Almost any variety of apple will work. For this recipe I used golden delicious, however some other varieties include Honey Crisp, Rome, Pink Lady and Winesap. If you’re going apple picking and bring home lots of apples, I pretty much guarantee whatever variety of apple you bring home will be great in this apple bread recipe!
What can I do with lots of apples?
If you’re coming back from apple picking with more apples than you know what to do with, I’ve got some ideas for you. This apple bread recipe is great. Here are some additional apple recipes that are fantastic for using and enjoying your apple bounty.
- Healthy Apple Muffins – a great protein muffin recipe that is great for a quick, grab and go breakfast.
- Apple Cinnamon Cream Cheese Breakfast Braid – fantastic as a weekend breakfast treat, and great to serve for a fall brunch get-together.
- Dutch Apple Pie Bars – Just like apple pie, but in a square form. Amazing with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream!
- Honey Crisp Apple & Sweet Kale Salad – these make-ahead salads are amazing with fresh, crisp apples. A healthy, delicious lunch idea!
- Whisky Apple Cider Cocktail – a drink option that’s amazing for enjoying a gorgeous fall evening on the porch or watching some football!
How this Cinnamon Apple Bread recipe originated:
This recipe is very similar to my Award Winning Banana Bread recipe and simply substitutes the bananas for apples, and includes the cinnamon and nutmeg. The brown sugar pecan topping on the bread may be my favorite part. As it bakes, the brown sugar melts together with the butter, and creates this amazing caramelized crumble topping. The pecans bring it all together for the most amazing crunch!
The perfect apple crumble bread!
Slice up this bread for a yummy breakfast treat, or an amazing afternoon snack with your coffee! I will also slice an entire loaf. Then, wrap the slices individually and take out for when I want a quick treat.
Can I freeze this apple bread recipe?
Yes, absolutely! When freezing this or any other quick bread recipe, make sure you do the following:
- Make sure the bread is completely cooled to room temperature before freezing. Warm bread will quickly become mushy after thawing due to the excess moisture created from the steam still in the bread.
- Wrap and seal well. I recommend wrapping the loaf in a layer of Press and Seal Wrap, creating a nice seal. Then, place the wrapped bread into a zip-lock freezer bag, making sure to squeeze out as much air as possible.
- Label the bag (using a marker is fine) so you know what is in there. Write the name as well as the date you are freezing.
This bread is the perfect fall recipe! If you love any cinnamon apple bread, you’ll most definitely love this! The perfect recipe to enjoy with all of your
If you loved this delicious Cinnamon Apple Bread recipe, check out some of my other quick bread ideas:
Here is the recipe for my Cinnamon Apple Crumble Bread:
- 2 medium apples, peeled and diced (about 2 cups)
- 1/2 c. vegetable oil, or unflavored coconut oil
- 1 c. granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 4 1/2 tsp. lemon juice
- 2 c. flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. cinnamon, like Kroger Private Selection Ground Cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
- 1/2 c. chopped pecans, like Kroger Simple Truth Pecan Halves
- 1/4 c. brown sugar
- 3 Tbsp. flour
- 2 Tbsp. butter, soft (not melted)
- 1/4 c. chopped pecans
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9" x 5" loaf pan with parchment paper (see photos). Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, mix together the chopped apples, oil, sugar, eggs and lemon juice.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
- Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, and stir together just until combined. Stir in the chopped pecans. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
- For the topping: In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar, flour, butter and chopped pecans. Sprinkle over the top of the batter.
- Bake for 55-60 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the bread comes out clean and crumb-free. Let bread cool in the pan for about 10 minutes. Invert loaf on to a cooling rack, and remove bottom waxed paper. Let cool completely.
- Store in an airtight container. Bread will keep at room temperature for up to 5 days.
Nutrition Information:Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 3823Total Fat: 199gSaturated Fat: 36gCholesterol: 61mgSodium: 3019mgCarbohydrates: 483gSugar: 254gProtein: 51g
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