Yield: 10 slices

Chai Apple Bread

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Chai spices and sweet apples baked into one delicious loaf! Chai Apple Bread is a moist, sweet and filled with real apple pieces. Bake up a loaf to fill your kitchen with a tantalizing aroma of classic fall flavors.


For the Batter:

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ⅔ cups vegetable oil
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

For the Filling & Topping

  • ¾ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 3 Tablespoons chai spice mix
  • 1 cup diced apple (about 1 medium apple)
  • 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter, melted


    1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9”x5” loaf pan with nonstick baking spray.  
    2. Mix together the brown sugar and chai spice mix.
    3. Place diced apples in a small bowl. Pour half of the chai sugar mixture (about ½ cup) over the apples and toss to coat. Mix the tablespoon of melted butter into the remaining spice mixture. Set both bowls aside.   
    4. In a medium-sized bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, and salt.   
    5. In a separate large bowl, beat eggs and sugar together until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add in the oil, applesauce, milk, and vanilla extract and mix on low speed for 1 minute.   
    6. Add in the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Batter will be a little bit lumpy.   
    7. Pour half of the batter into the loaf pan. Top with the chai apple mixture. Add remaining batter over the top and spread evenly. Sprinkle the remaining chai sugar mixture over the top of the batter.   
    8. Bake for 60-70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. If the top begins to brown too much before the bread finishes cooking, cover with aluminum foil.   
    9. Remove from oven and cool completely in pan.


  • What kind of apples are best for baking? I love to use honeycrisp apples in this recipe, but Granny Smith, Jazz, and Pink Lady apples also work well.
  • Chai spice mix. This is a blend of spices used in baking. I make my own chai spice mix. If using a store bought mix, make sure it contains just the spices and no tea.
  • How do I store the apple chai bread? Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days. To freeze, wrap in plastic wrap and then aluminum foil, or place in a freezer bag. It will keep in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  • Can I make this bread as muffins? To make muffins, spray a muffin tin with nonstick spray, or use cupcake liners. Fill each muffin cup with 2 tablespoons of batter. Add a tablespoon of apples to the center, then top with remaining batter to fill the muffin cup ⅔ full. Bake at 350°F for 18-23 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 slice

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 418Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 213mgCarbohydrates: 61gFiber: 1gSugar: 36gProtein: 5g

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

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