The Best Apple Bread Recipe


I love to bake. Today I am sharing the best apple bread recipe,  ever! It’s so delicious and very easy and fun to bake.

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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. (It’s a serious problem at our home.)

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The recipe should make two small loaves, which is necessary in 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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Here are a  few fun items you may need to make this bread.


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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 loaves of apple bread (or one large loaf)

The Best Apple Bread Recipe

The Best Apple Bread Recipe

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

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


  • Brown Sugar Topping
  • 5 tbl sugar
  • 5 tbl brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 4 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


    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. This recipe makes two small loaves or one large loaf of apple bread.

    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.

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More Amazing Apple Recipes From My Friends!

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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

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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

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  1. 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.

  2. Leslie’

    Sorry to be a pest but I measured all your ingredients, which by the way, are the same proportions, almost to your friend Marie who has her Apple walnut bread on your blog, and she only uses one 9×5 loaf pan. Actually,in your recipe directions you only reference one 9×5 loaf pan! I am beginning to think this only makes 2 loaves if you divide the batter into thinner proportions? If i bake in just one pan will it just be higher,Thank you again for this clarification, baking tonight!

  3. This recipe definitely needs a larger loaf pan or needs to be divided in half into two 9×5 loaf pans. I thought I would try it in one 9×5 pan first, even though it didn’t seem to have enough room to rise, and sure enough, it spilled out of my pan and all over my oven. Nice. I hope it will taste alright. It smells great (except for the burnt smell in my house now). I will have to find out from my family if they like it; I can’t eat anything with gluten.

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