This delicious and easy Apple Bread Recipe is made with a soft and fluffy cinnamon bread loaf loaded with apples and walnuts topped with sweet icing that completes the bread.

Not only is the bread easy to make, but it is also the perfect bread loaf all year round! 

A loaf of apple bread with icing drizzle. Apples and walnuts in a bread loaf.

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This delicious cinnamon apple bread is the perfect fall baking recipe! I love whipping up this bread loaf during apple season, the entire family loves this loaf. The soft and fluffy cinnamon bread loaf is loaded with apple chunks and walnuts that are then topped with a brown sugar icing that completes the bread. 

Apple bread loaf with two slices cut.


This bread loaf can be ready to bake in under 15 minutes! All you need for this recipe is: 

  • Unsalted butter
  • Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Flour
  • Cinnamon
  • Baking powder
  • Nuts
  • Apples
  • Icing

What are the best apples for this quick loaf recipe? 

Just about any kind of apple will work. You just want to make sure it won’t get too mushy during the baking (McIntosh will do that). A crisp apple is best: Granny Smith, Gala, Fuji, Golden Delicious, or Melrose are all great choices for Apple Bread.

Preparing the batter for this moist apple bread recipe.


Making a bread loaf is so easy and quick, just as easy as making banana bread.

  1. In a bowl, combine the dry ingredients; flour, baking powder, and cinnamon.
  2. In a separate bowl, beat room temperature butter and sugar on medium speed with an electric mixer or whisk until creamy. Beat in one egg at a time.
  3. Add the milk and vanilla and beat until incorporated.
  4. Fold in the flour mixture.
  5. Add the chopped apples and walnuts (or pecans) and fold into the batter. Pour the bread batter into bread loaf pans.
  6. Bake the bread loaf in a preheated oven until a toothpick comes out clean if inserted into the center of the loaf.
  7. Make icing. Heat butter and sugar until it starts to bubble. Remove from heat and whisk in heavy whipping cream. Once cooled, stir in the powdered sugar.
  8. Allow bread to cool on a wire rack, top with icing and serve!
Apple bread in a loaf pan, with apples and walnuts.


Do I have to add the icing?

The icing is totally optional in this recipe, you can totally leave it out of the recipe. You can also just dust with powdered sugar.

What kind of nuts can I use for this recipe?

Either walnuts or pecans will work in this bread recipe.

Do I need to peel my apples?

Yes, you want to make sure you peel the apples to avoid problems during baking.

Can I freeze my apple cinnamon bread?

Yes! Once the bread is cool, wrap in plastic wrap and then place in a freezer bag and freeze for up to 2 months.
You can also freeze individual slices and just take out a slice or two when desired.

Reheating apple bread?

Warm apple bread is the BEST! Just add in the microwave for a couple of minutes for warm bread.

How to store apple bread loaf?

You can store the apple bread on the counter, covered to keep it from drying out for about 4-5 days.

How long will apple bread last?

If you store the bread correctly it will last for up to 5 days.

Apple bread slices laid in a row.

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Apple Bread Recipe with Cinnamon

5 from 5 votes
This delicious and easy Apple Bread Recipe is made with a soft and fluffy cinnamon bread loaf loaded with apples and walnuts topped with sweet icing that completes the bread.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 12 servings



  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour, measured then sifted
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temp
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 2 cups apples, peeled and diced (3 apples)
  • 1/2 cup walnuts or pecans


  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter, room temp
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup powder sugar
  • ¼ tsp vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp heavy whipping cream


prepare bread-

  • Preheat oven to 355°F at step 7. Line a 9"x5" bread pan with parchment paper. Lightly spray with baking spray and dust with flour. Set aside.
  • In a bowl, combine the dry ingredients; flour, cinnamon, and baking powder and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat the sugar and butter until creamy. Add one egg at a time and continue beating.
  • Pour in the milk and vanila and mix until combined.
  • Add flour mixture to the wet ingredients and fold to combined.
  • Add the apples and walnuts(or pecans) and fold the batter.
  • Pour mixture into bread pan. Bake for 50-55 minutes at 355°F. Set onto a wire rack to cool completely.

prepare the icing-

  • In a saucepan melt the butter, brown sugar, and vanilla. Bring to a light simmer. Remove from heat.
  • Add the heavy whipping cream and mix. Set aside to cool completely.
  • Once cooled, add the powdered sugar and mix together until sugar dissolves.
  • Once bread loaf is completely cool, drizzle the icing over bread loaf.


Calories: 258kcalCarbohydrates: 43gProtein: 3gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 39mgSodium: 43mgPotassium: 153mgFiber: 1gSugar: 27gVitamin A: 185IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 57mgIron: 1.3mg
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)