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Apple Cinnamon Bread

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple cinnamon bread
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Cool: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 276kcal
Simply the perfect fall recipe! Moist, flavorful and delicious!
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  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup unsalted Challenge butter 1 stick, room temperature
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt omit if using salted butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 large apple peeled and finely chopped (about 1 1/4 cups chopped) - I used Granny Smith


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


I used Challenge butter in this recipe, but please feel free to use a high quality brand of your choice.


Calories: 276kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 203mg | Potassium: 82mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 361IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 1mg