If you love apple fritters and homemade bread then you are going to love this recipe. Sydney is a huge fan of apple fritters and was so excited to share her love of them in a bread form with you. Behold…the apple fritter bread!
The smell of the apples and cinnamon baking in the oven will have your mouth watering. This is one of those recipes that when it is baking the aroma fills the house with goodness. It makes you have that comfy, love-to-be-at-home feeling.
The glaze that you drizzle on top of this apple fritter bread adds just the perfect touch of sweetness. It also adds an elegance for those who enjoy the beauty of food! It is like pretty meets rustic!
Apple Fritter Bread Tips
One tip we want to share with you is that we grated the apples instead of chopping them. We don’t care for biting into a piece of apple. We much prefer to have hints of them all throughout the bread. When using chopped apples instead of grated ones there is a tendency for the apples to drop to the bottom of the bread, as well. Grating them allows them to lightly rest throughout the bread. This gives all of the bread an apple flavor verses one bite with more flavor than another. Grating them kind of evens the flavor out.
Another tip is that you can control the thickness of your glaze. More milk and less powdered sugar makes a thinner glaze while using less milk and more powdered sugar creates a thicker glaze. You can also double the ingredients for the glaze if you like a lot of glaze on your baked goods. Some people like more and some like less. It is a personal preference. Both will work really well on this apple fritter bread. The glaze will work its way throughout the bread and look absolutely amazing!
Don’t Forget the Tin Foil!
A third tip is about removing the bread from the loaf pan. For ease of removing we spray the pan with cooking spray. Then we place aluminum foil over the sprayed pan. Then we spray the aluminum foil with cooking spray. When it is done baking, we just lift the foil up and place the apple fritter bread on a cooling rack. No sticking in the pan or to the foil. It works beautifully!
Apple Fritter Bread
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/3 cup light brown sugar
- 1/2 cup salted butter softened
- 2/3 cup granulated sugar
- 2 extra large eggs
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 3/4 tsp baking powder
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 2 Fuji apples peeled and grated, mixed with 2 TBSP granulated sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 TBSP whole milk more or less for thickness level
- 3/4 cup powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Spray with cooking spray and line with aluminum foil (also sprayed with cooking spray) a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
- Combine cinnamon and brown sugar in a small bowl. Set aside.
- In a medium size bowl beat together the butter and granulated sugar until smooth and creamy.
- Beat in eggs, one at a time, until all are blended in. Add vanilla extract.
- Whisk baking powder and flour together in another bowl. Add these to the creamed butter mixture. Beat until blended.
- Mix milk into batter until creamy.
- Pour half the batter into the prepared loaf pan; add half the peeled and grated apples and half the cinnamon & brown sugar mixture.
- Lightly pat apple mixture into batter.
- Pour the remaining batter on the top of the apple layer and top with remaining peeled and grated apples and cinnamon & brown sugar mixture.
- Lightly pat apple mixture into batter; swirl brown sugar mixture through the apples using a knife.
- Bake for 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
- Mix whole milk and powdered sugar together until well combined.
- Once the bread has cooled for at least 15 minutes, drizzle with glaze.
It is delicious served warm. Let it cool a bit and then slice and eat. It is so yummy! We keep saying that if we ever have any left the next morning we would try toasting a slice and putting butter on it. That hasn’t happened yet; there is never any left. 🙂
Make It Your Own…
You could easily add your favorite nuts to this recipe. Chopped pecans or walnuts would go perfectly in this apple fritter bread. Maybe you like the chewiness of raisins. You could always add some of those in also. Make it how you would like it!
All that is left now is to get your favorite hot or cold drink and enjoy this scrumptious recipe.
The inspiration for this delicious bread goes to Recipes Yummi. Thanks for the awesome idea!
Have a great day!