Apple Fritter Bread

Sliced Apple Fritter Bread

The Spruce / Elaine Lemm

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 45 mins
Total: 65 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Yield: 1 loaf
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
401 Calories
14g Fat
66g Carbs
5g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 401
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 8g 41%
Cholesterol 79mg 26%
Sodium 215mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 66g 24%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 45g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 4mg 21%
Calcium 110mg 8%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 194mg 4%
*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 super easy fritter-inspired bread is a wonderful alternative to a cake or apple pie and a great way to use up a glut of fall apples. The best apples are those meant for baking or a crisp Granny Smith, which will hold their shape during baking. Softer types of apples will break down during baking, losing their texture, but will still taste good.

Serve the loaf as part of an afternoon tea, as a sweet snack, or try it for breakfast. It packs nicely, making it a welcome addition to any fall potluck or gathering.


  • 2 large baking or crisp eating apples

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 cup butter

  • 2/3 cup light brown sugar

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1/2 cup, plus 3 tablespoons whole milk

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients. Preheat the oven to 350 F.

    Apple Fritter Bread ingredients

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  2. Line a 9 x 5-inch loaf tin with a baking paper liner or spray with non-stick spray.

    Lined loaf pan

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  3. Peel, core, and roughly chop the apples. Mix the granulated sugar and cinnamon together and set to one side.

    Chopped apples on a cutting board

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  4. In a stand mixer or using an electric hand mixer, cream the butter and brown sugar together until light, creamy, and pale in color.

    Creamed butter and sugar in a bowl

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  5. With the mixer or electric whisk still running, add the eggs one at a time and mix thoroughly. Sift the flour and baking powder together into the bowl and mix slowly until fully incorporated. Finally, add the vanilla extract and 1/2 cup of the milk and mix again. The batter will be loose and creamy.

    Apple fritter batter in bowl

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  6. Put half of the batter into the loaf tin, cover with a generous layer of apples, and sprinkle over half of the sugar and cinnamon. Repeat, adding the rest of of batter followed by the remaining apples and then the rest of the sugar and cinnamon.

    Apple fritter batter in load pan

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  7. Bake in the center of the preheated oven for 45 minutes until golden brown and risen. Check the cake is cooked by inserting a small metal skewer which should come out clean. If not, cook for another 10 minutes and test again.

    Place on a wire cooling rack and leave to cool for 15 minutes. Remove from the tin and leave until completely cooled.

    Baked Apple Fritter Bread in loaf pan

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  8. Make the glaze by mixing the powdered sugar and the 3 remaining tablespoons of milk in a bowl.

    Powered sugar and milk in bowls

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  9. Once the cake is cooled, using a piping bag or spoon to drizzle with the glaze. Serve the cake in thick slices.

    Glazed apple fritter bread on cooling rack

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