The Best Apple Bread Recipe

apple bread recipe

There is something about cooking bread that just makes me happy. And I am so thrilled to share with you today what I think is the best apple bread recipe. It’s moist and sweet and yet the apples are still tart. What can be better than that?

Today I have 15 bloggers joining me for a blog hop. All of us are sharing our favorite apple recipes. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of this page for all of their recipes.

What Kind of Apples Should I Use for Apple Bread?

I like to use at least two different kinds of apples. By mixing it up, I think the bread gets more depth. I almost always use Granny Smith apples but why not add in a red apple for a different flavor to your apple bread recipe? 

apples for baking apple bread

As you can see below, I cut the apples into pretty small pieces. Don’t crush them. Instead, you should cut into small pieces and then hide them from anyone else in the family.

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The recipe should make two loaves, which is necessary for our home as long as my boys keep eating our bread! 

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Look how perfectly this loaf cooked in the glass-ceramic plan.

apple bread with brown sugar topping

It’s quite crumbly. But I love it that way.

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I hope you will all try my recipe for The Best Apple Bread. The recipe really is that good!

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Yield: two pans of apple bread

The Best Apple Bread Recipe

The Best Apple Bread Recipe

This is an incredible recipe. It's so moist!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • Brown Sugar Topping
  • 5 tbl sugar
  • 5 tbl brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • Apple Bread
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups peeled, chopped apples

Instructions

    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray a 9x5 inch loaf pan with non-stick spray and set aside.

    Make the brown sugar topping - in a small bowl, combine the sugar, brown sugar, and flour. Melt the butter and stir until it’s combined. Set aside.

    In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. In another bowl, whisk together the sugar, eggs, and melted butter until well combined. Add the buttermilk and vanilla and whisk until combined. Add this mixture to the flour mixture and stir until combined. Fold in the chopped apples.

    Scoop the batter into the prepared loaf pan, smoothing the top. Sprinkle the brown sugar topping on the batter, pressing it lightly into the batter.

    Bake for 50-55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean. Allow the bread to cool completely in the loaf pan.

More Amazing Apple Recipes From My Friends!

Bread Pudding Recipe by Happy Happy Nester | Baked Apple Chips by Modern Glam | Sparkling Apple Pie Cocktail by Craftberry Bush | The Best Apple Bread Recipe by My 100 Year Old Home

Cream Cheese and Spiced Apple Dessert with Homemade Caramel by Twelve on Main | Cinnamon Apple & Walnut Dutch Bread by Sincerely, Marie | Amazing Apple Crisp by Julie Blanner | Hasselback Apples by Tatertots and Jello

Apple Pancakes by My Sweet Savannah | Simple Salted Caramel Baked Apple Recipe by Grace In My Space | Apple Cider Donuts with Cardamon Dipping Cream by Finding Lovely | Caramel Apple Phylo Bites by The Happy Housie

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Cinnamon Spiced Apple Strudel Sundae by Pink Peppermint Design | The Best Rosemary Browned Butter Apple Pie by The Tattered Pew | Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel Apples by The Handmade Home | Old Fashioned Apple Dapple Cake by A Blue Nest

24 thoughts on “The Best Apple Bread Recipe

  1. Is it still considered bread if it does not contain yeast? Looks delicious but why is this called apple bread and not apple cake?

    1. This is a quick bread because it uses baking powder to leaven it. That’s the difference between yeasted breads and quick breads–the kind of leavening which is used. Banana bread, biscuits, and Irish bread are all examples of quick breads. However, my family eats quick breads as a dessert, so if you want to call it “cake”, go for it!

  2. Oh my gosh, this bread is delicious! My family couldn’t wait for it to cool before digging in. It is fantastic – moist,apple laced sweetness with a crumbly top. Yum! Looking forward to to trying it when fully cooled if it lasts that long. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe.❤️

  3. Hi Leslie! This is a great recipe but I believe something is off for the topping. Made exactly as indicated with 1/2 cup of flour results in a goo instead of a crumble. When I went with 1 cup of flour in the crumb topping it came out crumby and delicious.

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