Apple Cinnamon Bread

Apple Cinnamon Bread Bliss: A Symphony of Fall Flavors”

Step into the heart of autumn with the warm embrace of our Apple Cinnamon Bread. This recipe is a celebration of the season’s bounty, where the sweet aroma of apples and the comforting warmth of cinnamon unite to create a symphony of flavors. Join us on a culinary journey as we delve into the art of crafting this delectable bread, promising not just a delightful treat for the taste buds but a nostalgic embrace of fall in every slice.


For the Bread:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 3 cups peeled, cored, and finely chopped apples (a mix of sweet and tart varieties)

For the Cinnamon Sugar Topping:

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

For the Glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat and Prep:
    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
    • Grease and flour a 9×5-inch loaf pan.
  2. Combine Dry Ingredients:
    • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and ground cinnamon. Set aside.
  3. Cream Butter and Sugar:
    • In a large bowl, cream together softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Incorporate Eggs and Vanilla:
    • Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in vanilla extract.
  5. Alternate Additions:
    • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in three additions, alternating with the Greek yogurt. Begin and end with the dry ingredients.
  6. Fold in Apples:
    • Gently fold in the finely chopped apples, ensuring even distribution throughout the batter.
  7. Prepare Cinnamon Sugar Topping:
    • In a small bowl, mix granulated sugar and ground cinnamon for the topping.
  8. Layer and Swirl:
    • Pour half of the batter into the prepared loaf pan.
    • Sprinkle half of the cinnamon sugar topping over the batter.
    • Repeat with the remaining batter and topping.
  9. Bake to Perfection:
    • Bake for 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
    • If the top is browning too quickly, cover with aluminum foil during the last 15-20 minutes of baking.
  10. Prepare Glaze:
  • In a small bowl, whisk together powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract to create the glaze.
  1. Cool and Glaze:
  • Allow the bread to cool in the pan for 15 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.
  • Drizzle the glaze over the cooled bread.

Cook Notes

  • Apple Selection: A mix of sweet and tart apples, such as Honeycrisp and Granny Smith, creates a well-balanced flavor profile. The variety adds depth and complexity to the bread.
  • Chopping Consistency: Finely chop the apples to ensure they distribute evenly throughout the batter, providing bursts of apple goodness in every bite.
  • Glaze Consistency: Adjust the glaze by adding more milk for a thinner consistency or more powdered sugar for a thicker, icing-like finish.

Variations for Culinary Creativity

  1. Nutty Crunch:
    • Fold in a cup of chopped walnuts or pecans for added texture and a delightful nutty crunch.
  2. Dried Fruit Medley:
    • Mix in a half cup of diced dried fruits such as raisins, cranberries, or apricots for a sweet and chewy element.
  3. Maple Infusion:
    • Replace the vanilla extract in the glaze with maple extract for a cozy autumn twist.
  4. Cream Cheese Swirl:
    • Create a cream cheese swirl by blending 4 ounces of softened cream cheese with 1/4 cup sugar. Dollop and swirl into the batter before baking.

Keto and Low-Carb Adaptations

Keto Version:

  • Almond Flour Base: Substitute all-purpose flour with almond flour for a keto-friendly alternative.
  • Sugar Substitute: Use a keto-friendly sweetener like erythritol or monk fruit in place of granulated sugar.

Low-Carb Version:

  • Coconut Flour Blend: Combine almond flour with coconut flour for a lower-carb flour blend while maintaining a desirable texture.
  • Reduced-Sugar Glaze: Reduce the amount of powdered sugar in the glaze and use a sugar substitute to achieve a lower-carb option.

As you slice into a loaf of our Apple Cinnamon Bread, relish in the delightful dance of fall flavors that greet your senses. From the warmth of cinnamon to the sweet embrace of apples, each bite is a celebration of autumn’s bounty. Whether you choose to follow the classic recipe or infuse your creative spirit into variations, this bread represents more than a baked good—it embodies the essence of the season, a testament to the joys found in the kitchen during crisp fall days. So, with each slice, let the memories of apple-picking adventures and the cozy aroma of cinnamon-spiced evenings fill your heart. From the first moment you mix the batter to the last drizzle of glaze, may this Apple Cinnamon Bread be a timeless companion on your journey through the flavors of fall—a culinary masterpiece that transcends seasons and creates cherished moments around the table

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