Apple Fritter Quick Bread

Apple Fritter Quick Bread | Homan at Home
This apple fritter bread tastes like fall. With its warm cinnamon sugar topping, a lovely sweet glaze, and the apple bits running through the center of each slice, this is the sort of bread you eat while wearing big sweaters and sipping hot cider. Who needs pumpkin spice when you can have apple? 

Apple Fritter Quick Bread | Homan at Home

(Okay, okay, I like pumpkin spice too, which you can see in this cake, these bars, and these truffles.)

Now, to the recipe:

Apple Fritter Quick Bread
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
50 min
Total Time
1 hr 5 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
50 min
Total Time
1 hr 5 min
  1. 2/3 cup white sugar
  2. 1/2 cup butter, softened
  3. 2 eggs
  4. 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  5. 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  6. 1 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
  7. 1/2 cup milk
  8. 2 apples
  1. 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  2. 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  1. 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  2. 1-3 Tbsp milk
  1. Cream butter and sugar, then add eggs and vanilla and mix well.
  2. Add flour and baking powder and mix.
  3. Mix in milk until batter is smooth.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together topping ingredients.
  5. Peel and chop apples.
  6. Spread half the batter in a greased loaf pan.
  7. Cover batter with half of apples and half of topping mix.
  8. Spread the rest of the batter over the cinnamon and topping.
  9. Top with rest of apples and topping mix.
  10. Bake at 350 for 50-60 minutes.
  1. In a bowl, add milk 1 Tbsp at a time to the powdered sugar until you reach the desired consistency.
  2. Drizzle over cooled bread.
  1. If making mini-loaves, lower the temperature to 325° and bake for 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Adapted from The Baking ChocolaTess
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The batter is super easy to make. Start by whipping the butter and sugars, then add in the vanilla and eggs. Next, the dry ingredients, and finish it off with the milk to make everything nice and smooth. 

Caramel Apple Fritter Bread

Next, mix the brown sugar and cinnamon together to get the topping. 

Caramel Apple Fritter Bread

Also, at some point, you should peel and chop the apples. I chopped mine pretty small. 

Caramel Apple Fritter Bread

Now, you’re going to eyeball about half the batter and spread it into your greased loaf pan. Top that with half the apples and half the cinnamon sugar topping. It’ll look like this:

Caramel Apple Fritter Bread

We’re not done yet! The second half of the batter needs to be spread on top, then topped with apples and cinnamon sugar. Now you’re ready to bake that baby for 50 minutes at 350° and enjoy the amazing apple aroma that pervades your home.

While the bread is baking, you can make the glaze. Just dump the powdered sugar into a bowl, then add milk 1 Tbsp a a time until you get the thickness you want.

Once your loaf comes out, drizzle it with the glaze and enjoy a warm, delicious slice of apple fritter bread!
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Hi Diane,
I made your recipe and it didn’t turn out very well. I was disappointed, because it looked really good! Instead of baking it in a regular 9″ loaf dish, I used 3 (5″x3″) mini loaves and baked it at 350 for 33 minutes, but I gave it additional time, so it baked for at least 45 minutes. I know the smaller loaves require less cooking time. The bread was still doughy in the center. Also, the bread wasn’t as sweet as I expected (without the glaze), if you were to just eat it without.

Do you know what I did wrong?


Diane Homan

I’m sorry you were disappointed 🙁 I’d never tried making this in mini-loaf form, so I did some experimenting this evening. Basically, I got it to come out properly when I lowered the oven temperature to 325 and baked the mini-loaves for about 30 minutes. A good rule of thumb when something is doughy in the middle is to bake it “low and slow” (lower temperature and for longer). That seemed to work here.
Also, if you’re looking for a sweeter bread base, I’d recommend the cinnamon swirl bread from Something Swanky ( I’d just leave out the cinnamon and put the apple and brown sugar filling and topping on instead.
I’m so flattered that you tried my recipe, and I hope this info helps you. Let me know if you have any other questions!

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