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Cinnamon Apple Bread Recipe

This is the absolute BEST Apple Bread recipe on the internet. Swirled with cinnamon sugar and juicy apple pieces, try this Apple Bread recipe out and see why it has been pinned over 1 million times and has over 250 amazing reviews!

homemade cinnamon apple bread recipe

Okay, in my world I’ve transitioned to Fall-we won’t talk about the fact that it’s still in the upper 80s or 90s every day!  So apples, pumpkins, mums and gourds are all I can think about!

I whipped up this easy cinnamon apple bread recipe last weekend to prepare for the momentous occasion of college football starting back up and wanted to share it with you today.  This bread is ah-mazingly delicious (I know I made that word up but believe me, it warrants it’s own made up superlatives!)

Want muffins instead? Try this apple cinnamon muffins recipe!

Apple Bread Recipe

I can’t even describe to you how insanely good this apple bread makes your house smell while its baking-and it’s perfection to have a slice when it’s warm out of the oven! If you try it too I’d love it if you popped back and gave it a five-star review in the comments section!

How to Make Apple Bread

  • Mix the cinnamon sugar and chop your apples. Set aside.
  • Stir up batter in a stand mixer (affiliate link) or with a hand mixer.
  • Spray a loaf pan with nonstick spray and pour in half of the batter. Top with half of the apples and cinnamon sugar mixture.
  • Pour in remaining batter and tops with remaining apples and cinnamon sugar.
  • Pat toppings into the top of the bread with the back of a spoon and bake for 50 minutes.
  • Let cool ten minutes before removing from the pan.
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Tips for Making the Best Apple Bread

  • Be sure to choose a firm apple variety such as Granny Smith, Pink Lady, Gala or Fuji. Softer types of apples won’t stand up to the baking.
  • Swirl a knife through the batter if desired before baking.

Can I Freeze Apple Bread?

Yes, this bread freezes well. Simply allow the bread to cool completely then wrap in foil and store in a freezer bag. When you are ready to eat the bread, allow to thaw at room temperature before serving.

You might also like some of my other popular recipes like my Best Dirt Cake Ever, Dark Chocolate Truffles, Peanut Butter Apple Crisp, Homemade Easy Biscuit Recipe, Cinnamon Apple Cake, Apple Crisp Cheesecake, and Dutch Apple Crumble Pie.

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apple cinnamon bread on cutting board with apples

Apple Cinnamon Bread

  • Author: Melissa Riker
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 50 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: American


This is the absolute BEST Apple Bread on the internet. Swirled with cinnamon sugar and juicy apple pieces, try this Apple Bread recipe out and see why it has over 250 amazing reviews!


Units Scale
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 large apple, peeled and finely chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease and flour a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan.
  3. Mix brown sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl and set aside.
  4. In a stand mixer (affiliate link), combine white sugar and butter until smooth.
  5. Add eggs and vanilla and continue to beat on medium speed until combined.
  6. Add flour and baking powder, then milk.
  7. Pour half the batter into the prepared pan.
  8. Cover with half of the apples.
  9. Pat apples into batter with the back of a spoon.
  10. Sprinkle with half of sugar and cinnamon mixture.
  11. Pour the remaining batter over apple layer; top with remaining apples and add more brown sugar/cinnamon mixture.
  12. Pat topping into the batter with the back of a large spoon. Use a butter knife held vertically to swirl figure eights through the batter to slightly incorporate the topping.
  13. Bake for 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  14. Cool in pan 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.


  • Serving Size: 1" slice
  • Calories: 327
  • Sugar: 28.8 g
  • Sodium: 31 mg
  • Fat: 13 g
  • Carbohydrates: 48.9 g
  • Protein: 4.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 77.3 mg

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  1. I made this recipe dairy free using olive oil butter and almond milk. It is THE BEST. Turned out perfectly and my family gobbled it up in one sitting. So freaking delicious. Thank you for this amazing recipe.

  2. Delicious! I changed the recipe a little bit. I substituted the eggs with applesauce which was soo good with the apple! I also added a half teaspoon of cinnamon to the batter and another half teaspoon to the cinnamon sugar mixture. I chopped up an extra apple and mixed half into the batter and the other half as a topping for an even stronger apple flavor. I found my bread to be underdone after 50 minutes and I baked for 15 more minutes, perfection!!! Absolutely delicious 🙂

  3. I’ve made your Apple Cinnamon Bread twice this week and the bread is delicious but it falls apart. What am I doing wrong?

  4. Found your recipe for Homemade
    Apple Bread on Pinterest. I followed the recipe to the “T”.
    Found out one thing with the ingredients. You have
    no Baking Soda in it.
    Therefore, my loves came out like lead weights and no taste to them.

  5. This bread is amazing. I don’t usually leave comments but I had to share how delicious this is. Every time I make it my family practically inhales it. I learned really quickly to make 2 loaves if I expect to have any left the following day. 10/10 definitely a favorite in our home. Thanks for sharing such a great and easy recipe!

  6. I’ve got all but the apples to make this bread. What apples do you recommend using for your recipe?
    I can’t wait to make it and share with my car club members 🙂
    Thank you!

    1. Granny Smith hands down. I tried it with Gala apples once bc it’s what I had available but they do not hold up the same.

  7. The recipe that prints is different from the recipe shown. The one that prints calls for 6 eggs and 3 large apples.

  8. I made the first one yesterday, then I baked another one today…..my husband ate half of it last night. It is very delicious and so very easy to make. I added half a cup of chunky applesauce to enhance the apple flavor. I would recommend this recipe to everyone! Thanks again for sharing.

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