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close up image of an apple fritter bread sliced, with white glaze on top and granny smith apples in the background

Apple Fritter Bread

This Apple Fritter Bread is moist and delicious. Enjoy a slice of this sweet, apple flavored bread that has the texture of the best pound cake.
Course bread, Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 8 slices
Calories 441kcal
Author Dina



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.


Storing Apple Fritter Bread
This sweet 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.
You can make it ahead of time!
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.


Calories: 441kcal | Carbohydrates: 77g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 323mg | Potassium: 121mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 58g | Vitamin A: 456IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 1mg