Apple Fritter Bread

1 loaf
1 hr 25 min

A masterpiece of an apple quick bread. What more needs to be said?

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If you follow along on our super spiffy blog, you already know I am an apple lover, or really, a baking with apples lover.  So duh of course I’d be captivated by a recipe entitled Apple Fritter Bread.  Duh.

Not a bread, it’s a quick bread.  Well, heh, let’s be honest here, haha, it’s more like a cake than anything else.  Regardless, this thing is bonkers good, like I can’t even begin to formulate words on how bonkers good it is.  It’s an utter triumph.

Mike and I cannot get enough of this tasty little number. I mean cooommmeee on, what on earth is not to like here, apples, it says fritter, “bread” (cake)…

It's fast and easy to mix up which is good (and bad -- you will not be able to stop eating this).

All glazed up, this Apple Fritter Bread is for real a masterpiece.

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I've gone with glaze and without so don't feel obligated. Here's without.

If ever you’ve wondered if heaven on earth exists, it does, right here, right here with this Apple Fritter Bread.

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Recipe details
  • 1  loaf
  • Prep time: 25 Minutes Cook time: 1 Hours Total time: 1 hr 25 min
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Cinnamon sprinkle
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 cups apples (2 med./large apples, peeled and diced or sliced)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
Fritter bread
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick, 8 tablespoons, room temperature)
  • 2 eggs (room temperature)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup milk room temperature
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk

Begin preheating the oven to 350° F (176° C) and lightly grease a 9x5 loaf pan with baking spray or lightly grease and lightly flour or use lightly greased parchment paper.
Cinnamon sprinkle
In a small bowl, mix the brown sugar with the 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, breaking up any clumps. Set aside.
In a larger bowl, combine the cut apples with 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and the 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar. Set aside.
Fritter bread batter
In the bowl of a mixer, add the 2/3 cup of sugar with the butter and with the mixer on about medium speed, cream them together for about 2-3 minutes until light and fluffy.
Add the eggs one at a time and mix well, then add the vanilla. Make sure to scrape the bowl well several times.
With the mixer on low speed, add the flour, baking powder, and salt and combine until barely mixed together. Pour in the milk and stir until just blended enough. Turn off the mixer and scrape the bowl well with a spatula, stirring to mix by hand a couple times. Do not over mix.
Scoop half of the batter into the greased baking pan and spread it evenly. Add half of the apple mixture atop the batter and sprinkle half of the cinnamon/brown sugar mix atop the apples. Pour the remaining batter into the pan and repeat with the apples and cinnamon/brown sugar. Lightly press the apples and brown sugar mix into the top.
Place the pan in the oven and bake for 50-60 minutes, until nicely browned and a toothpick poked in the center comes out clean, with a few moist crumbs. Bypass piercing any apples to avoid confusion.
Remove the pan from the oven and cool on a rack for about 10-15 minutes. Run a knife or spatula around the edges if necessary, flip the loaf out and onto the cooling rack to cool thoroughly.
To make the glaze, stir the powdered sugar and milk together until dissolved and drizzle over the loaf once it has cooled.
Becky at The Bake Dept
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