Apple Cinnamon Bread

Moist, flavorful and delicious Apple Cinnamon Bread perfect for fall!


  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
  • ½ cup unsalted Challenge butter 1 stick, room temperature
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt omit if using salted butter
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 large apple peeled and finely chopped (about 1 ¼ cups chopped) - I used Granny Smith


  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • 2
    Grease and flour a 9" x 5" loaf pan, and/or line with parchment paper.
  • 3
    In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar and cinnamon, and set aside.
  • 4
    In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat butter until smooth, then add white sugar and continue to blend until fully incorporated.
  • 5
    Add eggs and vanilla and blend until well combined.
  • 6
    Slowly add flour, baking powder, salt and then milk, and blend just until all ingredients are well combined. Do not over-mix.
  • 7
    Pour HALF of the batter into the prepared pan.
  • 8
    Top batter with half of the diced apples, and half of the cinnamon sugar mixture.
  • 9
    Press apples and cinnamon sugar into the batter just a bit (with the back of a large spoon).
  • 10
    Pour the remaining batter on top of the apple layer (spread as needed), then top with remaining apples and remaining cinnamon sugar.
  • 11
    Again, press the apples and cinnamon sugar into the batter a bit.
  • 12
    Bake for 50-55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean.
  • 13
    Cool in the pan for 15 minutes, then transfer loaf to a cooling rack to continue cooling.

Recipe By

Glorious Treats

Glory Albin is a wife, mother, and also a few other things... a baker, crafter, photographer, floral designer, and an obsessive party planner. She loves color, design, and sweets... and really loves bringing all three of those things together! Visit her blog at