Apple Bread Recipe

This Apple Bread Recipe is phenomenal. An amazing soft cinnamon bread loaf with apple chunks, walnuts, and an incredible icing. This bread is so quick to make and it will become a regular in your home during apple season.

With a 10-minute prep time, it’s the perfect loaf to make when pinched for time.

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

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Homemade Apple Bread

There’s something so comforting about homemade bread. The aroma that fills the house is so appetizing. This apple bread hits the spot when craving a good homemade sweet bread loaf. The bread loaf is so soft and just melts in your mouth. The chunks of apples add so much flavor and walnuts a crunch that’s so satisfying.

Enjoy the apple bread with butter for breakfast with a hot cup of coffee or tea.

Three pieces of apple bread on a plate with a spoon.

How to make Apple Bread Recipe-

Making an apple bread loaf is so easy and quick. I’d say even easier than making banana bread.

  • In a bowl, combine the dry ingredients; the flour, baking powder and cinnamon.
  • In a separate bowl, beat butter and sugar. Add the milk and flour.
  • Fold in the chopped apples and walnuts (or pecans).
  • Bake bread loaf.
  • Savor the aroma as the kitchen begins to smell like cinnamon and apples and drifts throughout the whole house.

Preparing the batter for this moist apple bread recipe.

What kind of apples to add to this moist apple bread?

Just about any kind 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, Golden Delicious or Melrose are all great choices.

What kind of nuts are added to an apple bread loaf?

Either walnuts or pecans will work in this apple bread recipe.

This apple bread loaf is great to make when you are in the mood for some homemade bread. It’s also a wonderful recipe to make and share with your friends, teachers, and neighbors.

TIP: This bread is wonderful to reheat for breakfast. Just pop a few slices of bread in the microwave or toasted over, spread some fresh butter over bread slice and you have yourself warm bread. Yes, please!


Soft, warm, and moist apple bread pieces on a plate with a homemade icing.

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Tools used when making the Apple Bread Recipe:

Bread pan– We used a 9”x5” bread pan.

Spatula– My favorite spatula for baking.

Mixing bowls– This set is a must-have in the kitchen.

5 from 3 votes
Apple Bread Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr

This Apple Bread Recipe is phenomenal. An amazing soft cinnamon bread loaf with apple chunks, walnuts, and an incredible icing.

Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 258 kcal
Author: Valentina's Corner
  • 1 stick butter (1/2 cup), room temp
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla
  • 1 ¾ cup flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup walnuts or pecans
  • 2 cups apples, peeled and diced (3 apples)
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup powder sugar
  • ¼ tsp vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp heavy whipping cream
Prepare bread-
  1. 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.

  2. In a bowl, combine the dry ingredients. Flour, cinnamon, and baking powder; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, beat the sugar and butter until creamy.
  4. Add one egg at a time and mix.
  5. Pour in the milk and vanilla, fold with a spatula.
  6. Add flour mixture and mix until well incorporated.

  7. Add the apples and walnuts, fold in gently with a spatula.
  8. Pour mixture into bread pan. Bake for 50-55 minutes. Set onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Prepare the icing-
  1. In a saucepan melt the butter, brown sugar, and vanilla. Bring to a light simmer. Remove from heat.

  2. Add the heavy whipping cream and mix. Set aside to cool completely.
  3. Once cooled, add the powdered sugar and mix together until thick.
  4. Once bread loaf is completely cool, drizzle the icing over bread loaf. Or just spread generously over the bread, best option.

  5. Enjoy, friends.

Nutrition Facts
Apple Bread Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 258 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 39mg 13%
Sodium 43mg 2%
Potassium 153mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 43g 14%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 27g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 3.7%
Vitamin C 1.2%
Calcium 5.7%
Iron 7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


The BEST recipe for homemade apple bread. Soft cinnamon bread loaf with bread chunks and walnuts. The perfect bread for fall baking. < div>

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Show 6 Comments
  • Milena 11/12/2018, 10:27 am

    I made it this weekend and turned out amazingly well! It’s quick and easy to make. The kitchen smelled incredible as it was baking. Also swapped in a gluten free flour mix for the regular flour, and it held up very well. Love this recipe!

    • Valentina's Corner 11/13/2018, 12:15 pm

      That’s wonderful, Milena! So happy to hear you enjoyed this easy recipe.
      Thanks for sharing your gluten-free flour expirement. I’m sure that will be beneficial to others. <3

  • Margarita 09/27/2018, 10:45 am

    Valentina, thanks so much for a yummy fall recipe! The sauce put it over the edge! What I will do in future is precut the slices and then pour the glaze- to get it all glazy! It’s that good!

    • Valentina's Corner 09/27/2018, 12:48 pm

      Oh, that’s a wonderful idea, Margarita. I am going to try that next time as well. 🙂 🙂 Thanks for visiting our online home.

  • Dana 09/18/2018, 3:22 am

    Super recipe!!! Thanks!!!

    • Valentina's Corner 09/18/2018, 11:39 am

      Dana, thank you so much! I’m so glad you enjoyed it and I so appreciate you taking the time to leave us feedback, means so much to us. 🙂 <3

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