This moist and Cinnamon Spiced Apple Bread Recipe is an easy-to-make quick bread that’s a perfect autumn comfort food. It makes a lovely tea time, snack time, or breakfast treat!

Studded with diced fresh apples and flavored with warm spices plus a splash of vanilla, this brown sugar apple bread recipe was outstanding!

Slices of Apple Bread on a white plate with cinnamon sticks.

Why You Must Make

  • Quick bread is smaller than cakes and faster than yeast bread, yet still results in slices of sweet deliciousness that can be served for breakfast or dessert.
  • This apple loaf the perfect autumn treat!
  • Even though it’s “bread,” it tastes like a delicious, dense cake!!

I took a few slices to my knitting friends and went home with just crumbs. One Granny Smith apple and one golden delicious was the perfect combination. The pairing of tart and sweet, firm, and soft apples always works well in this cinnamon apple bread recipe.

Recipe Endorsement:

From Pinterest: This was so quick and easy to throw together! I had been craving a quick, sweet bread for some time now, so I was pleased when I stumbled upon this recipe and had all the required ingredients! This is so sweet and moist; the perfect flavor for a breakfast bread but could even pass as dessert. Yum!

Cinnamon Spiced Apple Bread slices and a partial loaf on a slate tray.

Expert Tips

I’ve made a ton of quick bread over the past few decades. Here are a few lessons I’ve learned:

  • PRO-Tip: Once you add the dry ingredients (mainly the baking soda or baking powder), you do not want to overmix. Stir only till the mixture is combined or you will get a tougher loaf with tunnels. The same goes when making muffins.
  • One Granny Smith apple and one golden delicious is the perfect combination. The pairing of tart and sweet, firm, and soft apples always works well in this cinnamon apple bread recipe.
  • PRO-Tip: Start checking about 15 minutes before your bread is due to be done by inserting a toothpick in the center of the loaf. It should be nearly clean when pulled out. All ovens are different, so don’t feel obliged to pull out your loaf when the timer goes off. Make sure to do the toothpick test.
  • If your loaf starts getting too brown, put a tent of aluminum foil over the top.
  • PRO-Tip: Make sure your baking powder has not expired. It is not used as frequently as baking soda and expires more quickly. Old leaveners could result in a flat, overly dense loaf.
  • To ensure easy release of the loaf, line the bottom of the Loaf Pan with a rectangle of parchment paper after greasing. Grease the top of the parchment, too.
  • I use Bakers Joy Non-Stick Spray, a mixture of oil and flour in a spray can, to grease my pans. If you just have an oil spray, that will work, too.
  • Quick bread is often better the next day. Once your loaf has cooled, you can wrap it well in plastic and refrigerate it overnight. But if you can’t wait, dive right in!
Apple Bread loaf and slices on a slate tray.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Apples Are Best for Apple Bread?

For the best flavor and texture, combine a sweet and a tart variety of apple. Also, vary the texture with one firm and one softer. The combination of Granny Smith and Golden Delicious apples works well.

How Do You Know When Apple Bread is Done?

Use the toothpick test in a number of spots across the top of the loaf. Insert the toothpick into the loaf and if it comes out clean, the bread is done. If not, put the bread back in the oven for 5-10 minutes before rechecking.
If there’s a crack across the surface, that’s always a good spot to test.

What’s the Best Way to Store Apple Bread?

After it cools to room temperature, wrap it airtight and store at room temperature for 3-4 days. If it’s not all gone by day 5, freezing is a great option.

Can You Freeze Apple Bread?

Yes, apple bread freezes well. If wrapped well, it will keep up to 3 months. Defrost in the refrigerator, then bring to room temperature before serving.

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Apple Bread - This moist, cinnamon spiced apple bread is perfect for snacking, breakfast or brunch!

Cinnamon Spiced Apple Bread Recipe

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Yield 1 loaf

A moist, delectable cinnamon topped apple bread!


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups apples, peeled, cored and diced (I used one Granny Smith and one golden delicious)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoons cinnamon
  • Cinnamon sugar to top loaf, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 350º.
  2. Grease a large loaf pan, then place a rectangle of parchment on the bottom of the pan and grease the top. Set aside.
  3. Beat eggs, sugar, oil, and vanilla till well blended. Stir in apples.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking powder, and cinnamon. Then add to apple batter and mix only till combined. The batter will be thick.
  5. Scrape batter into prepared pan.
  6. Bake for 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  7. Check loaf after an hour, and tent with foil if browning too quickly.
  8. Cool loaf in pan for 10 minutes, then remove to a wire rack to finish cooling. Remove parchment paper if it adheres to the bread.
  9. When fully cooled, wrap in plastic wrap to store. May be frozen for up to 3 months.


My loaf pan was 9 x 5 inches. If yours is larger, you may need to adjust your baking times.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 slice

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 329Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 232mgCarbohydrates: 58gFiber: 3gSugar: 39gProtein: 3g occasionally offers nutritional information for recipes contained on this site. This information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators. Although attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates. Varying factors such as product types or brands purchased can change the nutritional information in any given recipe. Also, many recipes on recommend toppings, which may or may not be listed as optional and nutritional information for these added toppings is not listed. Other factors may change the nutritional information such as when the salt amount is listed “to taste,” it is not calculated into the recipe as the amount will vary. Also, different online calculators can provide different results. To obtain the most accurate representation of the nutritional information in any given recipe, you should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe. You are solely responsible for ensuring that any nutritional information obtained is accurate.


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