Apple Cinnamon Bread

Apple Cinnamon Bread

Kristina Vanni

  • Total: 70 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 55 mins
  • Servings: 12 slices
  • Yield: 1 loaf
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
228 Calories
12g Fat
28g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12
Amount per serving
Calories 228
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 51mg 17%
Sodium 174mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 5mg 23%
Calcium 63mg 5%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 81mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This cinnamon-spiced treats tastes like your favorite apple pie in the form of an easy quick bread. The batter is filled with fall flavor thanks to a heaping of ground cinnamon and apple juice (or cider). Adding chopped peeled apples and chopped walnuts bring texture and interest to every bite. It is best to peel apples before adding them to baked goods like apple breads or cakes since small pieces of peel can be unpleasant to bite into. For added flavor, you can even toast the chopped walnuts before folding them into the batter. Toasting releases the natural oils in nuts and really brings out their flavors in a dish.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

  • 1 3/4 teaspoons baking powder

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

  • 1/4 cup firmly-packed brown sugar

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1/2 cup apple juice (or cider)

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 cup chopped and peeled apples (about 2 medium apples)

  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients. Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan and set aside.

    Apple Cinnamon Bread

    Kristina Vanni

  2. In a large bowl combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.

    Apple Cinnamon Bread

    Kristina Vanni

  3. In a separate large bowl cream together the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy.

    Apple Cinnamon Bread

    Kristina Vanni

  4. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, until incorporated.

    Apple Cinnamon Bread

    Kristina Vanni

  5. Mix in the apple juice or apple cider and the vanilla extract.

    Apple Cinnamon Bread

    Kristina Vanni

  6. Gradually add the dry ingredients until just incorporated.

    Apple Cinnamon Bread

    Kristina Vanni

  7. Fold in the peeled chopped apple and the chopped walnuts.

    Apple Cinnamon Bread

    Kristina Vanni

  8. Pour into the prepared loaf pan. Bake for 45 to 55 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean.

    Apple Cinnamon Bread

    Kristina Vanni

  9. Remove from the oven and cool in the pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Remove from the pan and cool completely before slicing and serving.

    Apple Cinnamon Bread

    Kristina Vanni

What Are the Best Apples for Baking?

When making baked goods with fresh apples, there are few varieties that work best. You want to choose an apple that will keep their structure and not turn into mush in the oven. Granny Smith is always a great choice because they hold up under heat and have a perfectly balanced sweet and tart flavor. Jonagold, Honeycrisp, Braeburn, or Pink Lady apples are also wonderful options for baking.

How to Store

  • The bread should be wrapped and can stored in the refrigerator for up to one week or in the freezer for up to one month. You can even wrap individual slices and keep them in the freezer. That way it is easy to grab a single slice anytime you have a craving for apple cinnamon bread.

Recipe Variation

  • If you don't like walnuts, chopped pecans is also a great option for this bread.

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