Apple Pie Bread Recipe

Apple Bread recipe bursting with cinnamon and apple pie filling! You’ll love this easy 5 ingredient recipe for a delicious comfort food treat!

For more apple recipes, you’ve got to try these sweet Apple Hand Pies. Or you may also love my homemade Apple Cider Donuts.

Two slices of Apple Bread topped with ice cream and served with hot cup of coffee. Red/orange linen underneath.

Why this Recipe Works

While I definitely consider myself a summer girl, loving the sun, sand, and relaxation….there is one thing I love about fall.

The abundance of apples.

Today’s Apple Bread is so easy, it takes 5 ingredients and makes two delicious loaves of bread.

You’ll love the aroma in your kitchen! My family thought I was baking apple pie, and that’s exactly how this sweet bread tastes.

Imagine a cross between a sweet quick bread and Apple Pie!

Step by Step Instructions

STEP 1: In a small bowl, empty can of apple pie filling. Using a fork and knife, cut the pieces of apple into smaller bits, or mash with the back of a fork. You want some pieces, just not too big or it makes slicing the bread difficult.

STEP 2: Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Spray two 9×5-inch loaf pans with baking spray. Or grease and flour pans generously.

Loaf of Apple Pie Bread sliced on a white plate

STEP 3: In a large mixing bowl, combine self rising flour, yellow cake mix, cinnamon, eggs, and apple pie filling. Mix by hand until well combined.

STEP 4: Pour batter evenly between the two baking pans. Sprinkle the top generously with cinnamon sugar blend. Bake for 45 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Remove from pan and cool on wire rack.


For a delicious twist, make this peach bread recipe, chock full of fresh peaches!

Two slices of apple bread on a white plate dolloped with whipped cream.

Recipe FAQs

How do you store Apple Bread?

You can store this bread at room temperature in an airtight container.
I prefer to wrap it in foil, then slide into a ziploc freezer bag for best results.

Can you freeze Apple Bread?

Yes! After your loaves of bread have cooled completely, wrap in aluminum foil and place in a freezer safe container or ziploc bag. Freeze for up to 3 months. To serve, thaw on counter overnight.

What if I don’t have self rising flour?

If you don’t have 1 cup self rising flour you can substitute with 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1/2 tsp baking powder, and 1/2 tsp kosher salt. You can see all my tips for how to measure flour.

What is Quick Bread?

You’ll often hear me refer to “quick bread” recipes, like this Lemon Zucchini Bread. What defines a quick bread recipe?

  • No yeast is used.
  • No rise time.
  • Bread should be baked quickly after mixing and now allowed to sit for very long before putting in the oven.
Loaf of apple bread, sliced, on a white serving plate.

Tips and Tricks

  • Grease and flour the loaf pans. Occasionally I’ll even put parchment paper in the bottom just to be safe.
  • Do NOT over mix the batter. Mix just until everything is combined.
  • Slice with serrated bread knife for best results.
  • Serve warm with a scoop of ice cream or homemade whipped cream
  • If your bread cracks on top, it’s okay! That’s nothing to worry about.

More Apple Desserts:

Yield: 20 servings

Apple Bread Recipe

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Apple Bread recipe bursting with cinnamon and apple pie filling! You'll love this easy 5 ingredient recipe for a delicious comfort food treat!


  • 1 cup self rising flour
  • 1 yellow cake mix
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 can (20 oz) apple pie filling
  • 4 large eggs
  • ¼ cup Cinnamon/Sugar blend


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Spray two 9x5-inch loaf pans with baking spray, or grease and flour. Set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add apple pie filling first. Mash apples with a fork, or cut into small pieces.
  3. Add flour, cake mix, cinnamon, and eggs. Mix just until combined.
  4. Pour batter into prepared loaf pans. Sprinkle tops genererously with cinnamon/sugar blend.
  5. Bake for 45 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean. Remove from pans and cool on wire rack.
  6. Store in airtight container for freshness. Serve warm with ice cream.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 158Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 292mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 1gSugar: 14gProtein: 3g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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This easy Apple Pie Bread recipe is bursting with cinnamon and apple pie filling! The perfect breakfast or dessert!

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About Aimee

Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on September 20, 2019

Comments & Reviews

  1. I have only one 9×5 loaf pan. I cannot afford to purchase a second pan to make your recipe. May I use a 9×9 inch cake pan or 9×13? ( I realize it would no longer be a bread in presentation). I am looking forward to making what I presume is a great treat. Please respond and I do thank you.

    1. I haven’t tried in a large pan, but you could divide the dough in half and bake one batch (refrigerate the other half) then bake second loaf. Or you coud just half the recipe.

      1. Thank you for your timely response. I did wonder if I could divide the batter and refrigerate the other—I was not certain if placing half the batter in the refrigerator would lessen the taste of that batter once it was baked. Then, while writing my previous message, I forgot to ask you about that option. You read my mind (what a scary thought).
        I am looking forward to making this bread. I only hope I do it justice. Thank you very much, Karen

  2. Can you tell me what the ratio is for the sugar blend? I haven’t seen anything like that here in 🍁 🇨🇦

  3. I made as directed, and it is delicious! We are enjoying it now with vanilla ice cream. Can’t wait to serve it to my quilting group tomorrow morning, with whipped cream!!

  4. I made this and it is now the family favorite. We like a lot of apple flavoring so the first time I made it using a white cake mix, and added l small diced green apple and a cup of chopped walnuts. I also added a bit of sour apple liquor. I add more apple pie spices like nutmeg. on the top I add half walnuts going down the bread along with the cinnamon and sugar mix, and I made it using a tin that had 4 small breadpans in it. It was wonderful for mini loaves for friends. The second time, I used yellow cake and did about the same but didn’t have the apple liquor so used a dry apple drink mix small package. It was just as good. You can very it with choc cake and cherry pie filling, pumpkin pie filling with pecans, coconut canned pie filling, mini chips and coconut, pineapple cake mix, crushed pineapple and coconut, spice cake mix, lemon cake mix and canned lemon pudding and poppy seed. You can also make it into muffins.

  5. Made this recently and LOVED IT. Have passed it on to friends. Would add an extra Apple next time. Love anything that starts with boxed cake mix. Thanks so much.

  6. This is the best ever I do find it takes about 60 minutes to cook but we and our neighbors think it is the best!!

    1. This recipe looks delicious, can you tell me the ingredients of the yellow cake mix is it sugar +flour +what ?????

      1. I just took two loaves out of the oven. I’m pretty nervous because I’ve never made this before, and it’s going to be the treat at my Church Circle in two hours. I baked for 51 minutes. Smells delicious!

  7. Can I make this in a square pan instead.  How would I adjust time etc and then would I do one or two square pans. Thanks in advance. This looks delicious 

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