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apple Cinnamon bread
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5 from 4 votes

Cinnamon Apple Bread

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
10 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple, Bread
Servings: 1 Loaf
Author: Laura


  • 3 small to medium Granny Smith apples peeled and finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup white sugar or use Xylitol as a direct substitute
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup milk

For the icing

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp heavy cream


  • Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan. Line with parchment paper.
  • Mix together the brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Combine the butter and sugar in a bowl and beat with a hand mixer until smooth. Add the eggs and vanilla and continue to beat until combined.
  • Add the flour, baking powder and milk to the bowl and beat on low until a batter forms.
  • Pour a third of the batter into the pan. Cover with ⅓ of the cinnamon sugar and ⅓ of the apple pieces. Repeat this with 2 more layers.
  • Using a chopstick or butter knife, run swirls along the length of the pan. Don’t stir.
  • Put the pan in the oven and cook for 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Cool the bread for about 10 minutes before pulling the parchment paper out and allowing the bread to rest on a cooling rack.
  • To make the icing, combine powdered sugar, vanilla and cream in a small bowl. Whisk together until smooth. Pour over the bread as it’s cooling so it melts and drizzles down the sides.