Warm Apple Bread with Cinnamon!

Warm Apple Bread with Cinnamon!  If you love apple pie, you'll go crazy for this delicious bread... it's one of our favorites!

Warm Apple Bread with Cinnamon

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This amazing apple bread recipe smells and tastes just like apple pie.  I like Banana Bread… but this bread I LOVE with all capital letters!

I use 1/2 applesauce and 1/2 butter in this recipe.  If you don’t have applesauce, you can use all butter if you prefer.  I like the texture the applesauce gives (slightly chewier texture) plus it’s a bit healthier!  Any type of apple will work in this recipe, but a crisper variety (such as granny smith) holds up better!


Things you’ll need for this recipe:

* Loaf Pan * Applesauce * Apples * Cinnamon *

Warm Apple Pie Bread with Cinnamon!  If you love apple pie, you'll go crazy for this delicious bread... it's one of our favorites!

NOTE:  Readers have mentioned that this apple pie bread has taken a bit longer to bake than stated in the recipe.  Mine took 37 minutes but some have taken as much as an additional 15 minutes.  I would recommend checking the bread with a toothpick to make sure it comes out clean at about 35 minutes and adjust accordingly.

Warm Apple Pie Bread with Cinnamon!


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  • ½ tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • ⅓ cup white sugar
  • ⅔ cup brown sugar, divided
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • ¼ cup applesauce (note: you can use ½ cup butter and skip the applesauce if you prefer)
  • 2 eggs, well beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ⅓ cup milk
  • 1 large or 2 small apples, peeled and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a loaf pan.
  2. Combine ⅓ cup of the brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl and set aside.
  3. With mixer on medium, beat white sugar, remaining brown sugar and butter until fluffy. Mix in applesauce. Add well beaten eggs and vanilla.
  4. Stir together flour and baking powder. Add flour to egg mixture and stir just until combined. Do not overmix!! Add milk.
  5. Pour half of the batter into a greased and floured loaf pan. Sprinkle with ½ of the apples and ½ of the brown sugar mix.
  6. Stir the remaning apples into the remaining batter and pour into the pan. Top with remaining brown sugar mixture.
  7. Bake approx. 40 minutes. Remove from oven, brush topping with melted butter. Continue baking an additional 5-10 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Let cool 10 minutes and remove from pan.

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Adapted from Allrecipes

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  1. Raylene says

    I have this loaf in the oven as we speak. At the 35 minute mark it was still wet. Are the cooking directions correct? I think mine will be done after 1 hour.

  2. says

    I have to give this bread a try. We are having a party highlighting apples. I’d love it of you brought this over to Saturday Dishes.

    Wishes for tasty dishes,
    Linda @ Tumbleweed. contessa

  3. Allison Fulton says

    Made this bread when you first posted it.my family loved it.I am making it today.perfect way to start the day with a cup of tea or coffee .simply delicious. Thank you.

  4. carolyn says

    how would this bread do as mini loaves? I am thinking of xmas gifts and this sounds wonderful I have a full loaf in the oven now-also I used caramel sauce in the batter and in the butter topping

  5. Barb says

    Hi Holly, the recipe sounds like you add the milk and don’t stir. I’m not the best baker so I just want to double check! :)

  6. Paula Scott says

    I made this for a work pitch-in today and it was a HUGE hit! I did substitute apple pie filling for the sliced apples as I “thought” I read that recipe was a bit dry; however I seem to have been mistaken. My modification did require some additional baking time and lowering the baking rack closer to the bottom burner (electric stove type) but the overall outcome was a huge success! Thanks for the recipe, I’m planning on using the fresh apples next time!

  7. Diahann says

    I was just wondering if there was a typo. At the top of this page you say you use 1/2 C applesauce and 1/2 C butter. In the recipe it says 1/4 C each…

  8. Karen Provence says

    This bread is amazing! Just made it. I used Trader Joes Apple butter and then 1/2 stick regular butter! Worked out perfectly! I will definitely make this again, especially for the holidays!

  9. says

    Hi Holly,
    Your Warm Apple Pie Bread with Cinnamon looks delicious and perfect for fall. Hope you are having a great weekend and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  10. Jenny says

    I just made this and it is fantastic! I veganized it by upping the applesauce by a half cup and the baking powder by a 1/4 teaspoon. This is a new favorite fall dessert!

  11. Natalie K says

    Wow! This bread turned out lovely :) I’ve never really enjoyed an apple loaf fresh out of the oven, but this one was even delicious hot!! It did take a little longer to bake, but it was worth waiting for. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe!

  12. Kate says

    Yum! I made this with the 1/2 cup butter, and after the bread cooled, I topped it with the glaze from your Easy Apple Cinnamon Rolls recipe. Delicious! This recipe is definitely a keeper. Next time I make this I may add some raisins and walnuts to the apple layer. Mmmm

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