Apple Bread

My cousin Heather and I share recipes all the time and it’s so much fun. She brought this apple bread to Thanksgiving this year and I fell in love with it. I’m not a huge apple fan – I mean, don’t get me wrong, I can throw down some hot apple pie topped with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream – but for some reason, I just usually don’t usually make apple treats. This, however, has already become one of my favorite things to keep in the house for when guests stop by and I just want to offer them a snack, or to have with coffee in the mornings during my quiet time.


  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 stick of butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2-3/4 cup milk
  • 1 apple, peeled and sliced into thin pieces


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease and flour a 9×5 loaf pan well, so that it doesn’t stick when removed.
  • Whisk brown sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl and set aside (this will be used to toss your apples in).
  • Using an electric mixer, beat sugar and softened butter until creamy. Then, addd in eggs (one at a time) until incorporated and then add vanilla extract.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together flour and baking powder. Then, stir into the wet ingredients. Mix milk into batter until smooth.
  • Pour half of the batter into prepared loaf pan.
  • Toss your peeled and thinly sliced apple in the brown sugar and cinnamon mixture.
  • Next, add half of the apples coated in the brown sugar and cinnamon mixture to the loaf pan. Lightly pat the apples into the batter.
  • Pour the remaining batter over the apple layer and top with the remainder of the apples coated in brown sugar and cinnamon, lightly patting them into the batter once more.
  • Bake 45-55 minutes (I have found that I needed to bake mine 50 minutes in my metal loaf pan and 55 minutes in my glass loaf pan). When a toothpick is inserted into the top, it should come out clean.
  • Flip your loaf out of the pan, then flip back over so that the pretty apples in all their brown sugary cinnamon goodness show!

The original recipe can be found here.

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