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Quick Breads
September 26, 2023

Apple Fritter Bread

  • Prep time: 30 min
  • Cook time: 40 min
  • Total time: 1 hr 20 min

This apple fritter bread has all the scrumptious flavors of an apple fritter in an easy quick bread! Made with fresh juicy apples, a super moist vanilla cake and layers of cinnamon sugar, this fall quick bread is a major crowd pleaser.

Quick Breads
September 26, 2023
Apple Fritter Bread
  • Prep time: 30 min
  • Cook time: 40 min
  • Total time: 1 hr 20 min
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This apple fritter bread has all the scrumptious flavors of an apple fritter in an easy quick bread! Made with fresh juicy apples, a super moist vanilla cake and layers of cinnamon sugar, this fall quick bread is a major crowd pleaser.

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Apple Fritter Bread

This apple fritter bread has all the scrumptious flavors of an apple fritter in an easy quick bread! Made with fresh juicy apples, a super moist vanilla cake and layers of cinnamon sugar, this fall quick bread is a major crowd pleaser.

apple fritter bread

Apple Fritter Bread

If you love eating a donut, but don’t want to do all the work of making homemade donuts, you have found your people. This girl LOVES an apple fritter (who doesn’t?!), but making them at home can be time consuming and messy. Which is where this apple fritter bread comes in. It takes all the delectable, juicy fall flavors of an apple fritter and makes them into an easy quick bread.

Ingredients for apple fritter bread

While you’ll need a few different bowls to put together all the components of this apple fritter bread, your ingredient list calls for fall baking staples like brown sugar, cinnamon, and in-season apples. If you have any questions about substitutions always feel free to leave a comment below and I’ll help you out!! Here’s your shopping list:

  • Apples
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Unsalted Butter
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Dark Brown Sugar
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Sour Cream (or yogurt!)
  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt

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Our tricks for perfectly moist apple fritter bread

We’ve already made this delicious apple quick bread 4 times this fall (hehe), so you can trust that we have allllll the tricks to make sure you have the best apple fritter bread experience you could possibly have. I know there are a few different components, but it actually comes together so easily!

  • Don’t over mix the batter: I know we’ve been through this before, but I just have to say it every time. Overmixing your batter will cause more gluten to develop which can lead to a tough, dry bread–not what you want obviously. Once you add the flour in, only mix your batter until it is just combined! Your bread will have the most lovely, soft, moist crumb!
  • If you can get it, use dark brown sugar: If you’re in a pinch light brown sugar also get the job done, but dark brown sugar will give your bread a beautifully deep caramel flavor and color!
  • Don’t over bake your bread: An over baked dessert is a dry dessert. Sad. All ovens and can be different so be sure to keep an eye on your bread in the last 10 minutes of cooking so you can take it out as soon as a knife comes out mostly clean and the bread is golden brown all over!

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How to store apple fritter bread

We always like to store desserts with fruit in them in the fridge to keep them fresh as long as possible. When baked fruit sits out at room temperature it can get a little funky and mushy, so we recommend keeping your apple fritter bread covered tightly in the fridge. When you’re ready for a slice, you can pop it in the microwave or oven to heat it up!

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Happy fall baking, my friends!

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  • Author: Sofi | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1hr 15mins
  • Yield: 16 servings
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: american

Apple Fritter Bread

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This apple fritter bread has all the flavors of an apple fritter. Juicy apples, vanilla cake and layers of cinnamon sugar make this fall quick bread a hit!

  • Author: Sofi | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1hr 15mins
  • Yield: 16 servings
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: american
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Ingredients

for the cinnamon apples

  • 2 apples, peeled and cut into small cubes (we used granny smith, but any kind will work!)
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

for the cinnamon sugar

  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

for the bread

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup sour cream (or yogurt!)

for the glaze

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

    1.  Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 1-pound loaf pan with parchment paper on all sides and set aside.
    2. First, make the cinnamon apples and cinnamon sugar. Combine the chopped apples, 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar and 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon together in small bowl and toss to combine. Set aside.
    3. Next, make the cinnamon sugar. Combine the 1/2 cup brown sugar and cinnamon together in a small bowl and stir to combine. Set aside.
    4. Next, make the bread. In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the butter, and granulated sugar. Beat on medium speed until light and fluffy.
    5. Use a silicone spatula to scrape down the sides of the bowl. Add the eggs one at a time and beat at low speed, scraping down the bowl between each addition. Add the vanilla extract and mix well.
    6. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. With the mixer on low speed, add half the dry ingredients and mix slightly. Next add the milk and sour cream and mix slightly. Last, add the second half of dry ingredients and mix until just combined and no streaks of flour remain.
    7. Use a silicone spatula to transfer half the batter into the prepared loaf pan and spread into an even layer. Top with the half the cinnamon apples and sprinkle with half of the brown sugar. Spoon the remaining half of the batter over the apples, using a silicone spatula to spread into an even layer. Top with the remaining apples and cinnamon sugar.
    8. Bake until the cake is golden brown all over and a butter knife inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean, 40 to 45 minutes. Let cool.
    9. While the loaf cools, make the glaze. In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract until smooth. Once the loaf is cool, drizzle with the glaze and serve!

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  1. This was delicious! Very easy to put together but still a special loaf. As many other people experienced, the center part of the loaf was completely liquidy at 45 mins, so I think it was in for 1.5 hrs total. This caused the apples on the top to brown a little too much, rather than just golden-brown. Other than that great recipe. (I also used a big less sugar in each part that includes sugar and it was perfectly sweet for me).

  2. Saw this recipe on your Instagram page. Was looking for an easy recipe with apples. It was simple to follow and came out amazing! We couldn’t wait to taste it hit out of the oven, and by the next day it was gone! I will make this again and highly recommend the recipe.






  3. Another delicious and easy recipe. You definitely need to give this one a try. It’s so buttery, tasty and the perfect friend for your morning coffee. Love, EM 🙂