Apple Fritter Bread

Apple Fritter Bread – a deliciously easy sweet and soft homemade quick bread reminiscent of your favorite apple fritter.

Apple fritter bread in a loaf pan with fresh apples around it

Apple Fritters have long been a favorite treat of mine so I decided to turn the flavors of an apple fritter into a delicious loaf of homemade bread. I present to y’all – Apple Fritter Bread!

Slice of apple fritter bread with a fork on a white plate

It’s really simple to make and the flavor is just amazing. My favorite part is the crunchy top, hands down!

If you bake this in a clear loaf pan, you can see the apple layer on the side and it’s kinda beautiful.

Sometimes I top this homemade bread with a simple 2 ingredient glaze, and sometimes I don’t add the glaze at all. Totally up to you!

Apple fritter bread in a loaf pan with fresh apples around it

What do I need to make this Apple Fritter Bread?

There is a video of Mrs Happy Homemaker making this recipe at the bottom of the post, right above the printable recipe!

Here’s your cast of ingredients!

For the bread, you will need:

  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 stick butter (softened)
  • 2/3 cup granulated white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1-3/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 cup full fat buttermilk (or you can use 1/2 cup of milk instead)

If you use milk instead of full fat buttermilk, you will use a little less since it’s much thinner than full fat buttermilk, which is pretty thick. 

For the apple filling, you will need:

  • 2 cups apples – peeled, cored, and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar

For the optional glaze, you will need:

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk

Apple fritter bread in a loaf pan with fresh apples around it

How do I prepare this delicious Apple Fritter Bread recipe?

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees & spray a loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray. I like to use Baker’s Joy because it has the added flour – great for baked goods. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the brown sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Set aside.

In a large bowl, cream the 2/3 cup granulated sugar and butter until light and fluffy with an electric mixer. Beat in the eggs one at a time and then add the vanilla. Mix until just combined. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour and baking powder. Add the flour mixture to the wet mixture; stir until combined. Add the milk and mix until smooth.

Pour half of the batter into the prepared loaf pan and spread out evenly.
Apple fritter bread in a loaf pan with a bowl of batter on the other
In a small mixing bowl, combine the apple filling ingredients. Pour half of the apples over the batter in the loaf pan, then spread on the remaining batter. Top with the rest of the apples and press the apples down slightly.
Sprinkle the brown sugar and cinnamon mixture over top of the bread. Bake at 350F for 70-75 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool in the pan for about 30 minutes. In a small bowl, combine the optional glaze ingredients until smooth. Drizzle over the cooled bread.
Apple fritter bread in a loaf pan
Slice and serve!
Slice of apple fritter bread with a fork on a white plate

Apple Fritter Bread

Ingredients

  • 1/3 Cup brown sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 Stick Unsalted butter softened
  • 2/3 Cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 Cups all purpose flour
  • 2 Teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 Cup Buttermilk - full fat (or substitute for 1/2 milk)

For the apple filling

  • 2 Cups apples - peeled, cored, and chopper
  • 1 Tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp granulated sugar

For the optional glaze

  • 1/2 Cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp milk

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees & spray a loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray. I like to use Baker’s Joy because it has the added flour - great for baked goods. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the brown sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream the 2/3 cup granulated sugar and butter until light and fluffy with an electric mixer. Beat in the eggs one at a time and then add the vanilla. Mix until just combined. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour and baking powder. Add the flour mixture to the wet mixture; stir until combined. Add the milk and mix until smooth. Pour half of the batter into the prepared loaf pan and spread out evenly.
  • In a small mixing bowl, combine the apple filling ingredients. Pour half of the apples over the batter in the loaf pan, then spread on the remaining batter. Top with the rest of the apples and press the apples down slightly. Sprinkle the brown sugar and cinnamon mixture over top of the bread.
  • Bake at 350F for 70-75 minutes. Mix the optional glaze ingredients until smooth. Drizzle over the cooled bread, if desired.

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