This amazing apple bread recipe is my favorite taste of fall. With the cozy warmth of sweet baked apples and cinnamon, it’s a fabulous variation of my famous sweet bread recipe. With a 4.98 rating, I know it’s a keeper!

This viral recipe requires no yeast. With just five minutes of hands-on time, I let the oven do the rest! My apple bread is incredibly moist, because the moisture from the apples bakes right into the loaf, creating a spongy texture. It’s swirled with delicious cinnamon and sugar for added fall flavor.

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My catering years taught me how to celebrate seasonal produce – not only for the best flavor, but for affordability, too. Right now, I’m taking advantage of the abundance of fall and incorporating apples into all my baking!

This cinnamon-infused apple bread recipe is fragrant, moist and delicious. Even better, it’s SO easy and made with just a few simple ingredients you already have on hand! It has a tender crumb and can be served for breakfast, snack or dessert. No judgement here.


“The best recipe! I’ve had many ladies at my book club tell me that it’s “fall in a bread”! It’s so moist, with a nice crusty top. Definitely a favorite in my house!!”

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Ingredients and Substitutions

  • Sugar – Classic, granulated white sugar.
  • Flour – All-purpose works well here, and I prefer bleached flour for a little finer texture.
  • Baking Powder – All baked goods need a leavening agent.
  • Salt – Adding a little salt to balance the sweet is essential for baking.
  • Eggs – All of my recipes call for large eggs.
  • Milk – Milk helps to retain moisture in this quick bread. You can use any type of milk- we generally have 2% in the fridge and it works well! 
  • Vegetable Oil – I prefer a basic vegetable oil for my quick breads so as not to alter the flavor.
  • Cinnamon – Don’t skimp on ground cinnamon in this recipe.
  • Diced Apple – Any apples will do, but Jonagold, Honey Crisp, Braeburn, and Pink Lady are all great for baking. You can grate the apples too, if you prefer!
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Test Kitchen Tips

  • Best Apples for Baking – The softer ones won’t always hold up well for baking. Consider Jonathan, Honeycrisp, Granny Smith, Braeburn, Golden Delicious, Gala or Pink Lady.
  • Don’t Over-Mix – This can create a more dense, heavy finish. Mix it just until combined.
  • Don’t Overfill Your Loaf Pan – Fill 2/3 full to compensate for rise.
  • Use the Toothpick Test – Insert a toothpick in the center. When it comes out clean, it’s done.

Baking Conversion Guide

Print this Measurement Conversion Chart for easy reference when halving or doubling a recipe.

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Drizzle a glaze or sauce over this apple bread recipe for even more decadence!


5 mins

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4.98 from 171 votes
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Apple Bread Recipe

This apple cinnamon bread recipe yields 6 mini loaves, making it great for both indulging and gifting! It’s a foolproof, no-yeast quick bread that takes just a few minutes from mixer to oven and requires only staple ingredients. How is that for easy fall flavor?
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes
Total: 50 minutes
Servings: 24
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  • 2 cups white granulated sugar
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups milk whole or whatever you have on hand
  • cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup apple diced and peeled
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon


  • cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease loaf pans.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine sugar, flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
    2 cups white granulated sugar, 4 cups all-purpose flour, 2 tablespoons baking powder, 1 teaspoon salt
  • In the fitted bowl of a stand mixer, beat eggs, milk and oil until just combined.
    2 large eggs, 2 cups milk, ⅔ cup vegetable oil
  • Gradually add dry mixture to wet until just moist. Add diced apple and cinnamon.
    1 cup apple, 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • Pour mixture into loaf pans, filling to the ⅔ mark to compensate for rise.
  • Combine cinnamon and sugar topping.
    ⅔ cup white granulated sugar, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Spoon topping onto each loaf and swirl in with a knife.
  • Bake 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes clean.

Julie’s Tips

  • Check Dates – Be sure to check the dates on your baking powder- a good rule of them is to replace every three months!
  • Don’t Overfill Your Loaf Pan – Fill 2/3 full to compensate for rise.
  • Use the Toothpick Test – Insert a toothpick in the center. When it comes out clean, it’s done.


  • Milk – Whatever you have on hand from skim to whole milk, even almond milk to make it dairy free. 
  • Vegetable Oil – Canola oil or melted butter can be used in a pinch.


  • Add a Glaze – Drizzle or cover in Basic Glaze, Cream Cheese Glaze or Apple Pie Glaze to turn this quick bread into the ultimate dessert! You can even drizzle it with a little Salted Caramel Sauce.
  • Add NutsCandied Nuts, walnuts or pecans are a delicious addition.
  • Add a Topping – Simply combine cinnamon, brown sugar, flour and butter until crumbly and add just before baking.
  • Lighten it up –Replace half the oil with unsweetened apple sauce and eliminate the cinnamon sugar mixture on top.

Alternative Baking Ideas

  • Large Loaves – Don’t want 6 miniature loaves? You can also make this apple bread recipe in 2 separate 1 pound loaf pans (or cut the recipe in half for just 1 loaf pan) and bake 50-60 minutes, or until it passes the toothpick test.
  • Mini Muffins – If you prefer to make them into muffins, just grease miniature muffin tins and fill each to 2/3 full. Bake 12 minutes (up to 17 minutes depending on your oven).

Storage Tips

Store quick bread in a sealed plastic bag or covered in saran wrap at room temperature for up to 2-3 days. Or, store in an airtight container refrigerated up to 5-6 days.
Freeze loaves or slices by wrapping them tightly in heavy foil or plastic wrap. Then place them in freezer bags (I like to do at least 2 to prevent freezer odors from seeping in), and freeze for up to 3 months.


Calories: 233kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.04g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 111mg | Potassium: 167mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 62IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 1mg

Estimated nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed.

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        1. 5 stars
          Making this recipe for the second time. I ad a second apple and bake it a little longer and it still comes out moist and delicious 😋

  1. 5 stars
    The best recipe! I’ve had many ladies at my book club tell me that it’s “fall in a bread”! It’s so moist, with a nice crusty top. Definitely a favorite in my house!!

    1. 4 stars
      1 & 1/2 cups of sugar was plenty. Could’ve been a little more moist so I may use more oil next time.

    2. Which recipe is correct?
      Your video says;
      1 tsp cinnamon
      3/4 c vegetable oil
      Your shown recipe says;
      1 T cinnamon
      2/3 c vegetable oil

      1. Hi Deb!
        Sorry about that! The video is older and we’ve adjusted the recipe since we produced that. We’ll remove the video from the post to prevent confusion in the future – thanks so much for your question.
        I hope you enjoy this recipe!

  2. We really enjoyed our bread!! Casey ate 90% and the rest of us were able to grab a bite to taste…so yummy! What a sweet little gift.