April 20, 2024


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Apple Cinnamon Bread – The Cookie Rookie®

apple cinnamon bread

Apple Cinnamon Bread is a fall staple that you simply can’t miss out on! This quick bread recipe is perfectly sweet, warm, and filled with tender baked apples. Cozy up with a slice of this autumnal bread with your morning coffee or as a late night sweet treat!

front view of a loaf of cinnamon apple bread

Cinnamon Apple Bread

There aren’t many flavor combos that are quite as warm and cozy as cinnamon and apple! This apple cinnamon bread really highlights both of those beloved fall flavors in the most scrumptious way. The bread itself is made moist and flavorful with the addition of applesauce, which complements the tender apples even better.

Apples, brown sugar, and cinnamon are mixed together before being tossed into the batter. Brown sugar enhances the natural sweetness of the apples while the cinnamon provides that warm fall flavor we all know and love!

When it all gets baked in the best quick bread batter, real magic happens. Every bite of this bread invokes feelings of falling leaves, warm sweaters, and all things FALL!

Why You’ll Love this Cinnamon Apple Bread Recipe:

  • FALL FLAVORS: Cinnamon spiced apples baked into sweet and soft quick bread? Yes, please! If you love fall, you’ll love these warm and cozy flavors.
  • QUICK AND EASY: It’s called quick bread for a reason! This is an easy to make sweet bread that doesn’t require any rising time, kneading, or patience.
  • FUN TOPPINGS: You can leave the top of this bread plain and it’ll still be delicious. However, you can have a little fun and top it off with a buttery coffee cake crumble topping or an easy two ingredient glaze if you’d like!

When you bake this homemade Apple Cinnamon Bread, it’ll make your kitchen smell better than any candle ever could!

fresh baked loaf of apple cinnamon bread on a cutting board, with apples and cinnamon sticks scattered around
close up on twice slices of apple bread stacked on top of each other

How to Make Apple Cinnamon Bread

Be sure to see the recipe card below for full ingredients & instructions!

  1. Mix together the apples, cinnamon, and brown sugar.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar, then mix in the applesauce, egg, and vanilla.
  3. Whisk together the dry ingredients.
  4. Combine the wet and dry ingredients.
  5. Layer the batter with the cinnamon apples.
  6. Bake.
step by step photos showing how to make apple cinnamon bread
What are the best apples for apple cinnamon bread?

Granny Smith apples are the best and most reliable to use in baking. They are naturally tart and sweet, which is perfect for baking! You could also use Fuji, Honeycrisp, or Gala!

How can I make mini apple cinnamon loaves?

This recipe will make about 3 mini (5.75×3-inch) loaves. Bake them at 350°F for 25-30 minutes instead!

Can I make apple cinnamon bread into muffins?

You sure can! Simply fill the wells of a muffin tin ⅔ full and bake at 350°F for about 12-15 minutes.

How do I keep apple cinnamon bread moist?

To ensure you have a moist bread, make sure to scoop and level your flour and have a light hand when mixing the batter. Once baked, store the bread tightly wrapped in plastic wrap to keep in the moisture!

Serving Suggestions

If you’re enjoying a slice of Apple Cinnamon Bread for breakfast, you’ll need to pair it with a cup of fall flavored coffee!

Enjoy a slice of this fall bread just as it is, or top it with a drizzle of Caramel Sauce for an even more indulgent treat!

overhead view of a loaf of apple cinnamon bread on a cooling rack
loaf of apple cinnamon bread, cut into slices

Make Ahead Instructions

You can make apple cinnamon bread up to 1 day before you plan to serve it. Store it tightly wrapped in plastic wrap at room temperature until ready to serve.

Storage Instructions

Store leftover apple cinnamon bread in an airtight container or wrapped in plastic wrap at room temperature for up to 3 days or in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Enjoy cold or gently reheated in the microwave.

Freezing Instructions

Freeze apple cinnamon bread whole or in slices tightly wrapped in 2 layers of plastic wrap and 1 layer of aluminum foil for up to 3 months. Let thaw overnight in the refrigerator before enjoying.


This apple cinnamon bread is great on its own. However, you can take it up a notch by:

  • Topping with the included coffee cake crumble or glaze recipes
  • Adding ½ cup of chopped walnuts or raisins
  • Swapping the cinnamon for an equal amount of apple pie spice

Tips for the Best Apple Cinnamon Bread

  • Be sure to choose a firm apple such as Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, Gala, or Fuji. Softer apples will turn mushy.
  • Dice the apple for a chunkier texture, or pulse it in a food processor for a more uniform texture.
  • Don’t forget to grease the baking pan to prevent sticking.
  • Swirl the apple bread with a knife before baking if you’d like less-defined layers.
  • Let the bread cool for at least 10 minutes in the loaf pan before removing; otherwise, it may fall apart.
  • To keep this bread fresher for longer, leave the bread whole and slice of pieces as you’d like to eat them. Slicing the entire loaf at once will cause it to dry out more quickly.
  • Microwave slices for 10-15 seconds to get that fresh-out-of-the-oven feel!
loaf of apple bread on a countertop, with apples out of focus in the background

Cinnamon and sugar coated apples are baked to tender, flavorful perfection in this easy quick bread recipe! You’re going to love every cozy bite of this apple cinnamon bread!

If you make this recipe be sure to upload a photo in the comment section below or leave a rating. Enjoy!