This Apple Fritter Bread is sweet and deliciously moist. With the texture of pound cake, this dessert loaf has the melt-in-your-mouth flavors of an apple fritter.
If you love sweet apple desserts, then you should try our glazed apple fritters and cinnamon apple muffins (video).
Moist Apple Fritter Bread
Apple fritters have such a great mix of apple flavor, cinnamon spice, and rich sweetness. This Apple fritter bread incorporates those yummy flavors with the moist denseness of a pound cake. This loaf is perfect for coffee and dessert, or to grab a slice for a quick breakfast. You’ll enjoy the buttery texture of the bread as the flavors of the tart apples, rich brown sugar, tangy buttermilk, and sweet glaze come together with each addictive bite. You are going to fall in love with this great dessert recipe!
What you’ll need to make it
- Wet ingredients- Unsalted butter, Granulated sugar, Golden brown sugar, Vanilla extract, and Eggs
- Dry ingredients- All-purpose flour, Baking soda, and Salt
- Apple mixture- Granny Smith apples, Lemon juice, Buttermilk, and Cinnamon
- Glaze- Powdered sugar and Milk
How to Make this Apple Fritter Bread
This is a brief rundown. for the full detailed recipes, scroll down to the printable recipe card.
1. Mix the wet ingredients. Using an electric hand mixer, combine the softened butter, granulated sugar, and golden brown sugar in a large mixing bowl. Then add the eggs and vanilla, and beat until smooth.
2. Sift the dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, sift the flour, baking soda, and salt together.
3. Mix in the flour and buttermilk. Add half of the flour mixture to the batter and mix it in. Then add 1/2 of the buttermilk and mix. Add the remaining flour, mix, and then the rest of the buttermilk. Mix again.
3. Make the apple mixture. Dice the Granny Smith apples and discard the cores. Then add the diced apples to a bowl with the lemon juice, cinnamon, and extra brown sugar (optional). Mix everything together.
4. Bake the apple fritter bread. Now line a loaf pan with parchment paper and coat it with nonstick spray. Pour half the batter in, then half the apple mixture, and then the rest of the batter.
5. Bake. Top the bread with the rest of the apples and another 1/4 cup of brown sugar. Bake for 50 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit, or until a toothpick can be inserted in the middle of the loaf and come out clean.
6. Glaze the apple fritter bread. Combine the powdered sugar with the milk to make the glaze. When the bread has slightly cooled, transfer it to a wire cooling rack to cool completely. Then drizzle the glaze on top.
Add-ins and Substitutions
- Caramel sauce- Instead of a glaze, you can top this apple fritter bread with warm caramel sauce.
- Add nuts- Try this bread with some chopped nuts, like pecans, walnuts, or almonds.
- Make it into muffins- If you prefer muffins, you can use this batter in prepared muffin tins and just bake for about 20-25 minutes.
- Make it gluten-free- If you want to avoid gluten, switch the flour for a gluten-free all-purpose flour. They can be interchanged at a 1:1 ratio.
How to Store Apple Fritter Bread
This moist apple fritter bread can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container or wrapped tightly for a day or two. Longer than that and it should be refrigerated. It will stay fresh for about a week.
Can You Make it Ahead?
Yes, this apple fritter bread freezes really well. Just wrap the loaf or individual slices tightly with foil and plastic wrap once it’s cool. Then freeze them for up to 6 months (flavor is best within the first month though). To defrost, just place them in the fridge overnight.
Try these other delicious apple desserts!
- Homemade Apple Pie
- Easy Baked Apples Recipe
- Apple Strudel Recipe
- Homemade Apple Turnovers Recipe
- Apple Fritter Recipe
Full Recipe Instructions
Apple Fritter Bread
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup golden brown sugar divided
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 2 cups Granny Smith apples (about 2 small apples)
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon milk
Mix butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla
- In a large mixing bowl, combine 1/2 cup unsalted softened butter, 3/4 cup granulated sugar, and 1/2 cup golden brown sugar using an electric hand mixer.
- Then add 2 eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and beat until smooth.
Sift the dry ingredients + mix in buttermilk
- In a separate bowl, sift 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
- Now add half of the flour mixture to the batter and mix it in.
- Then add 1/2 of buttermilk to the batter and mix again.
- Then add the remaining flour, mix. Add the other 1/4 cup of buttermilk and mix again.
Make the apple mixture
- Now dice up 2 Granny Smith apples and discard the cores.
- Add the diced apples to a bowl along with 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and top with extra brown sugar if you want (optional).
Bake the apple fritter bread
- Now line a loaf pan with parchment paper and coat it with nonstick spray. Then pour half the batter into the pan. Add half the apples, then the remaining batter.
- Top with the rest of the apple mixture and another 1/4 cup of brown sugar. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 50 minutes. Or until a toothpick comes out clean after inserting it in the middle of the loaf.
Make the glaze
- Meanwhile, make the glaze by combining 1 cup of powdered sugar with 1 tablespoon of milk.
- Once the fritter bread has slightly cooled, transfer it to a wire cooling rack and let it cool completely before drizzling the glaze on top.
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Nefer Lieber says
Delicious, a gift to eat & enjoy
Thank you! Happy to hear you enjoyed this recipe! 🙂