Apple Fritter Bread

This delicious Apple Fritter Bread is soft, moist, and packed with apples and cinnamon sugar! It’s an amazing apple bread recipe that you will make time and time again!

In my mind it is always apple season! Of course, I feel like I do my best apple baking in September/October, but there isn’t a time when I will turn down a delicious apple recipe. And today I’m sharing an amazing Apple Bread that I know you will LOVE!

This quick bread is like the classic Apple Fritter Donut in cake/bread form, no frying necessary. It’s similar to my Apple Fritter Cake Recipe, but different enough that I thought it deserved a place here on my site. The cake is dense, soft, buttery and vanilla based, with a brown sugar-cinnamon swirl throughout, loaded with sweet apple chunks. I know you will love this as much as I do!

How TO Make Easy Apple Fritter Bread

Apple Fritter Bread is a Great Fall Baking Recipe (Or Anytime of the Year!)

This recipe is from my friend Christie’s new book, My Little Pony Baking Book! Don’t let the name throw you off…this book is filled with classic and delicious dessert recipes, along with some magical rainbow colored treats as well! It’s a book that is as good for beginner bakers as well as the seasoned baker. The colorful pictures are so fun and the recipes are ones that everyone in your family will enjoy, like this Apple Fritter Bread!

My son and his friend actually made this recipe all on their own. I was just around to assist if they had a question (they didn’t) and snapped some pictures at the end. I am dying to make the cover recipe from the book, it’s a Rainbow Bundt Cake that is SO adorable!

Apple Fritter Bread swirled with cinnamon sugar apples

How To Make Apple Fritter Bread

This is a classic quick bread recipe, which is a lot like a cake baked in a loaf pan. I love to call it “bread” because I don’t feel bad about eating it for breakfast! You don’t need any fancy ingredients, in fact you probably have everything in your kitchen already…as long as you have apples!

What Kind of Apples Do You Use?

I like to use Granny Smith Apples in most of the recipes I bake using apples. I find they hold their structure the best, as well as have the perfect balance of tart and sweet. You can also use:

  • Honeycrisp Apples
  • Braeburn Apples
  • Pink Lady Apples
  • Gala Apples
  • Fuji Apples

Can You Bake This Apple Bread in a Bundt Pan?

Yes, you absolutely can! You would prepare the recipe exactly the same way as written, but would need to adjust the bake time slightly. I would check it after 45 minutes in the oven and add time if needed! You could even make this recipe into muffins. I would just cut the apple mixture and cinnamon sugar mixture in half, and only use them to swirl on top of the muffins, as opposed to swirled inside as well!

Apple Fritter Bread is an easy apple bread recipe

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Apple Fritter Bread

  • Author: Christi Johnstone
  • Prep Time Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield Yield: serves 8
  • Category Category: Bread
  • Method Method: Oven
  • Cuisine Cuisine: Breakfast


This Apple Fritter Bread recipe is like the classic donut in cake form!



  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon, divided
  • 2 medium Granny Smith apples, peeled and diced
  • 2/3 cup, plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup salted butter, room temperature
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup milk


  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 9×5- inch loaf pan with baking spray. Line the bottom and up the short sides with parchment paper. Spray again. Set aside.
  2. Prepare cinnamon sugar mixture by combining brown sugar with 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and mixing well. Set aside.
  3. Prepare apple mixture by combining apples with 2 tablespoons granulated sugar and remaining 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and mix until well combined. Set aside.
  4. In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment combine the butter and 2/3 cup granulated sugar on medium speed for 2 minutes. Add in the eggs one at a time and vanilla and mix until blended, scraping the sides of the bowl as necessary.
  5. Turn mixer to low and add in the flour and baking powder until incorporated. Add in the milk and mix until just combined. Don’t over-mix.
  6. Pour half of the batter into the prepared pan. Distribute half of the apple mixture on top of the batter. Sprinkle half of the cinnamon-sugar mixture over the apples. Using the end of a dull knife, gently swirl the brown sugar mixture and the apples into the batter. Pour remaining batter into the pan, followed by the remaining apple mixture and remaining cinnamon-sugar mixture. Again, gently swirl the sugar and apple mixture into the batter. If needed press the apples into the batter.
  7. Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow to cool in the pan for 10-15 minutes, then gently run a knife around the edges of the pan to loosen the loaf. Remove the bread from the pan onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. To make the glaze, whisk together powdered sugar and milk until well combined. Drizzle over bread.


Store airtight at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Recipe from My Little Pony Baking Book

Nutrition Information:

1 slice
32.4 g
30.7 mg
13.9 g
50.9 g
5.4 g
78.7 mg

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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Apr 1, 2022 10:57 pm

Can one use plant based or soy milk instead of dairy milk in this recipe…has anyone tried it with one of these?

Nov 2, 2021 9:14 pm

This was awesome!

Aug 24, 2021 5:44 pm

This is currently baking! It’s smells amazing.

Is there a reason you can’t just mix the apples and batter together? Is it just so it holds together better? Just wondering!

Oct 26, 2020 1:45 pm

Made this ‘loaf’, sorry but was cut into before pictures. My family and I love it, will be making it again. Thanks for sharing!

Oct 19, 2020 7:44 am

I made this recipe just as it is written. It’s easy and delicious but I think Apple Fritter Bread is a misnomer. It really is a coffee cake to be enjoyed at any time.

Aug 29, 2020 8:36 am

Can you substitute the milk with a non daily option like almond milk?

Sarah McLaren
Aug 25, 2020 2:07 pm

Love this recipe. I substituted wild blueberries for the apples last time and everyone loved it. Super yummy.

Jun 10, 2020 1:42 pm

Family loved this moist bread! I may have had too many apples and was worried it would fall apart. It held together pretty well but may cut back a little next time. I also used unsalted butter and added 1 tsp salt. This was very delicious!

Jun 6, 2020 8:45 pm

Love it! First time I made it with the glaze and it was too sweet and not needed. The second time I made without the glaze and it was perfect! Thank you 🙂

Cheryl Calhoon
May 28, 2020 6:58 pm

It is very good, on the sweet side but full of apples !

Jan Rutledge
Apr 4, 2020 12:17 pm

Hi Shelly, could you possibly show this recipe in grams for those of us in the UK who struggle with cups. Every conversion table I look at is different. It would be very much appreciated.

Jan 4, 2020 11:51 pm

This recipe is so delicious!!! Just made it and it was very hard to wait to eat a slice 🙂 I usually make a recipe the first time as it says, then if I like it I might add things or substitute. This recipe is pretty much perfect though! I did do 2 things differently though, first, I didn’t have salted butter so I used unsalted and added 1 tsp. salt to the flour step, which turned out fine. 2nd I had some walnuts I needed to use up so I chopped them up and added about a 1/2 cup… Read more »

Jan 4, 2020 3:01 pm

Have you ever frozen this bread, do you think it would freeze well?

Jan 2, 2020 1:05 am

Hi should this recipe have salt?

Oct 14, 2019 10:24 pm

I loved the flavor of the bread but my bread crumbled. I read over the recipe several times and can’t figure out what I did wrong. Any suggestions?

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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