Welcome in fall with this easy Apple Pie Bread! A delicious combination of fresh apples with brown sugar cinnamon streusel and a sweet cinnamon glaze, it comes together in no time and bakes up into a delicious treat no one can resist.
Apple Pie. It’s basically the quintessential fall dessert! It’s the perfect way to take advantage of fresh fall apples and seriously the best way to make your house smell amazing.
This bread is quite possibly our favorite ever. Not just because it means you can have pie for breakfast…(although that’s a definite bonus)….but because it’s literally oozing with deliciousness. Between the fresh chopped apples and the brown sugar cinnamon streusel and the sweet cinnamon glaze, this bread really does have it all.
And best of all, it’s quick and easy to make. It’s an ideal grab & go option for busy mornings, and perfect for enjoying with a cup of coffee on a lazy weekend day. And….it would make an amazing addition to any holiday meal or dessert table!
what you’ll need for this recipe
Flour – Flour is the base of this recipe. I used 3 cups of all purpose flour, but you can feel free to substitute another type of flour. When substituting, be sure to follow substitution instructions.
Sugar – I used 1 cup of granulated sugar to sweeten this bread. A combination of granulated and brown sugar would also be delicious.
Baking powder & baking soda – I used both baking powder (1 Tablespoon) and baking soda (1/4 teaspoon) as leavening agents in this recipe.
Salt – Salt brings out the sweetness of the apples. I used 1/2 teaspoon of table salt.
Egg – 1 egg gives this bread just a bit of lightness and helps to bind all the ingredients together.
Milk – For the liquid I added 1 2/3 cup milk. I used 2% but you can use whatever type you have on hand.
Oil – 1/4 cup of oil makes this bread nice and moist. I used canola oil, but you can use whatever type of oil you prefer for baking.
Apples – I used a combination of Gala and Granny Smith apples in this bread. I like using a combo for balance and variety, but you can use any type of apples you have on hand.
Streusel – I topped the bread with a simple homemade streusel made of flour, butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. If you like oats in your streusel feel free to toss some in!
Glaze – Finally, I drizzled a cinnamon glaze made of powdered sugar, milk and cinnamon over the top of the bread once it was baked and cooled.
how to make apple pie bread
Combine the dry ingredients. In a large mixing bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Set aside.
Add the wet ingredients. In a medium mixing old combine egg, milk, and oil. Add egg mixture all at once to dry mixture. Stir just until moistened.
Stir in the apples. Add chopped, peeled apples (I used Gala and Granny Smith) and cinnamon. Spoon 1/2 of batter into a greased 9×5 inch loaf pan.
Make the streusel topping. Prepare streusel by combining flour, brown sugar, butter, and cinnamon. Use a fork to blend until mixture resembles large crumbs. Sprinkle half of streusel over the first 1/2 of batter; add remaining batter and sprinkle remaining streusel over the top.
Bake. Bake at 350° for 60-75 minutes, until bread is golden brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack; remove loaf from pan and cool completely.
Glaze. Prepare cinnamon glaze and drizzle over cooled bread.
what kind of apples are best for apple bread?
I used a combination of Gala and Granny Smith apples, but you can use any of your favorites. In general, I like to combine a sweet variety with a tart variety for a more well-rounded flavor.
- Use any variety of apples
- Substitute almond flour or another flour (follow substitution guidelines)
- Add 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans to the batter or streusel
- Add 1/2 cup dried cranberries to the batter
- Substitute streusel topping with oats
- Use half granulated/half brown sugar
- Omit the streusel or glaze
Leftover bread should be stored at room temperature. I typically wrap mine in foil or store it on a covered plate, but you can also store it in a large ziploc bag or other airtight container.
more apple recipes you’ll love
- Caramel Apple Coffee Cake
- Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal
- Cranberry Apple Pecan Salad
- Apple Blueberry Muffins
- Apple Carrot Bread
- Caramel Apple French Toast Casserole
- Apple Pear Crisp
- Apple Brie Salad
- 3 cups all purpose flour
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 Tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 1 2/3 cups milk
- 1/4 cup oil
- 1 cup Gala & Granny Smith Apples, peeled & chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 6 Tablespoons flour
- 6 Tablespoons brown sugar
- 4 Tablespoons butter, softened
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 2 1/2 teaspoon milk
- 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
- In a large mixing bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Set aside.
- In a medium mixing old combine egg, milk, and oil. Add egg mixture all at once to dry mixture. Stir just until moistened.
- Add chopped apples and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon.
- Spoon 1/2 of batter into a greased 9 1/4 x5 1/4 inch loaf pan. (*Err on the side of a larger pan if you don't have this exact size.)
- In a small bowl combine streusel ingredients; use a fork to blend until mixture resembles large crumbs.
- Sprinkle half of streusel over the first 1/2 of batter; add remaining batter and sprinkle remaining streusel over the top.
- Bake at 350° for 60-75 minutes, until bread is golden brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack; remove loaf from pan and cool completely.
- Combine glaze ingredients and spoon over cooled bread.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 256Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 219mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 1gSugar: 23gProtein: 4g