Apple Spice Fritter Bread

Embarking on the culinary adventure of making Apple Spice Fritter Bread was a delightful experience that brought the cozy essence of fall into my kitchen. This recipe combines the comforting flavors of cinnamon and apple with the rich, tender crumb of homemade bread, making it a perfect treat for crisp autumn mornings or as a heartwarming dessert. The process of layering apples and cinnamon sugar between the batter not only infused the bread with a burst of flavor but also created a beautifully textured loaf reminiscent of classic apple fritters. Baking this bread filled my home with an inviting aroma that promised a deliciously sweet and spiced reward. The result was a scrumptious bread that balanced moistness with the slight crunch of sugar-cinnamon crust, making each slice a delightful indulgence.


  • ⅓ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon plus 1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ⅔ cup sugar plus 2 tbsp sugar
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 1 ¾ tsp baking powder
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 2 large Granny Smith apples, peeled and chopped

How To Make Apple Spice Fritter Bread

  1. Preheat and Prepare: Start by preheating your oven to 350°F (177°C) and generously spray a 9×5 glass loaf pan with non-stick baking spray.
  2. Cinnamon Sugar Mixture: In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar and 1 tsp of ground cinnamon. Set this mixture aside for later use.
  3. Cream Butter and Sugar: In a large mixing bowl, beat together the sugar and butter until the mixture is light and fluffy. Then, beat in the eggs one at a time, ensuring each is well combined before adding the next. Mix in the vanilla extract.
  4. Combine Dry Ingredients: In a separate medium bowl, whisk together the flour and baking powder.
  5. Blend Dry and Wet Ingredients: Gradually incorporate the dry ingredients into the wet mixture, alternating with the milk, until everything is well mixed.
  6. Assemble the Bread: Pour half of the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Arrange the chopped apples in an even layer over the batter, then cover with the remaining batter. Sprinkle the top with the reserved brown sugar and cinnamon mixture, lightly pressing it into the batter.
  7. Bake: Place the loaf in the oven and bake for 50-65 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  8. Cool: Allow the bread to cool completely in the pan before slicing and serving.

Nutrition Facts

Servings: Approximately 8-10 slices Calories per serving: Estimated 250-300 calories (varies based on ingredients used and slice size)

Preparation Time

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50-65 minutes
  • Total Time: Approximately 65-80 minutes

Additional Tips

  • For an extra moist bread, you can add a tablespoon of apple sauce to the batter.
  • If you prefer a crunchier topping, consider adding a handful of chopped nuts to the cinnamon sugar mixture.
  • This bread stores well in an airtight container at room temperature for a few days, or it can be wrapped and frozen for longer storage.

FAQ Section

  • Can I use a different type of apple? Yes, any firm apple variety that holds up well to baking, such as Honeycrisp or Fuji, can be used.
  • Can I make this recipe gluten-free? Substitute the all-purpose flour with your preferred gluten-free flour blend.
  • How do I know when the bread is fully baked? The bread is done when a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs.
  • Can I add nuts to this recipe? Yes, walnuts or pecans can be added to the batter or sprinkled on top for added texture.
  • Can I make muffins instead of a loaf? Yes, this batter can be divided into muffin tins and baked for a shorter time, approximately 20-25 minutes.