Yield: 10 servings

Apple Cinnamon Bread

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Sweet and lightly spiced Cinnamon Apple Bread is pure homemade comfort in loaf form. Packed with fresh apples and cinnamon sugar filling, this sweet bread is topped with a vanilla icing!


For the bread

  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ⅔ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 large apple, peeled and finely chopped (about 1 cup apple bits)

For the icing

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 Tablespoons milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan.
  2. In a small bowl,. combine brown sugar and cinnamon together and set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine granulated sugar and butter until smooth. Add eggs and vanilla and continue to beat on medium speed until combined.
  4. Add flour and baking powder, then mix in the milk.
  5. Pour half the batter into the prepared pan. Cover with half of the diced apples (press them slightly into the batter).
  6. Sprinkle with half of brown sugar and cinnamon mixture.
  7. Pour the remaining batter over apple layer; top with remaining apples and add more brown sugar/cinnamon mixture.
  8. Pat topping into the batter with the back of a large spoon.
  9. Bake for 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  10. Cool in pan 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
  11. In a small bowl, whisk together the icing ingredients until smooth. Drizzle over cooled bread and allow to set, about 15 minutes. ENJOY.


  • Store wrapped at room temperature or freeze for later!
  • Can you freeze Apple Bread? Yes, apple bread freezes beautifully! You can freeze the loaf whole or cut it into slices to freeze it in individual portions. Thaw completely in the refrigerator or on the counter top before warming slightly to serve.
  • What kind of apples to use in baking? I like a tart apple like Granny Smith or Golden Delicious in this apple bread recipe. However, any kind of apple you like baking with will taste great in this bread.
  • Want to make muffins? See blog post for details!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 317Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 63mgSodium: 100mgCarbohydrates: 52gFiber: 1gSugar: 36gProtein: 4g

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

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