Amish Apple Fritter Bread

5 from 1 vote

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This Amish apple fritter bread is a homemade quick bread that is loaded with fresh apples and swirls of brown sugar and cinnamon.

It’s a fantastic quick bread recipe for fall, not to mention the holiday season.

A slice of apple cinnamon bread on a cutting board.
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Apple bread makes a great dessert, brunch side, or gift to a loved one. There’s just something about apple cinnamon bread paired with a glass of coffee or milk that is so comforting!

Be sure to check out my cranberry orange quick bread or my popular apple pie bars for two more delicious treats the family will enjoy.

Ingredients Needed to Make This Recipe

Here is a list of items that you will want to have on hand to make this light and fluffy Amish apple fritter bread recipe.

This is a very easy recipe that uses staple kitchen pantry ingredients you might already have on hand.

A list of ingredients for apple pie.

See the full recipe details and amounts in the recipe card below.



You’ll want to be sure you are using a baking apple for this recipe. Granny Smith apples are great as they are more tart and balance the sweetness of the bread.

That said Gala, Honeycrisp, Golden Delicious, and more are all great baking apples.


For more texture and crunch, sprinkle about 1/4 cups of chopped nuts like pecans or walnuts on top of the bread before cooking.

Apple Cider

Want to elevate the flavor of this bread even more? Add in some apple cider or applesauce. I recommend 1/4 cup or less.

This will add more flavor to the apple quick bread and offer a spiced apple flavor.

Powdered Sugar Glaze

Drizzle a simple powdered sugar glaze over the apple fritter bread once it is cooled. This will add even more sweetness to the apple loaf. The sweet glaze will transform the Amish apple bread to a whole new level of deliciousness.

To make it, whisk powdered sugar with a tablespoon of milk. Then add more milk as needed until you reach a creamy consistency.

How to Make Apple Quick Bread

The first thing is you want to prep your apples by peeling and coring them. Then prep your loaf pan and set it to the side.

In a small bowl add your cinnamon and part of the brown sugar. Stir and set to the side. Then in another bowl combine the remaining brown sugar and cinnamon together.

Add apple chunks and stir to coat so all the apple mixture is covered.

A blue bowl with apples in it.

Add the butter and sugar to a mixing bowl, and use an electric mixer or stand mixer to beat on medium speed.

Butter in a pot with apples on a red checkered tablecloth.

You want the butter mixture to become light in color and fluffy. This takes about 5 minutes.

A blue and white bowl with a red spatula in it.

Then add the eggs one at a time to the bread batter. Then add in the vanilla extract.

Next, add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients to incorporate. Then add in the milk mixing to fully combine.

Pour half the batter into the pan, and then add the apple mixture on top.

Apple crumble casserole in a glass baking dish.

Then top with the rest of the batter, and sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar mixture. You can add nuts to the top as well if desired.

Apple crisp in a glass baking dish.

Use a butter knife to swirl the mixture, and then bake as directed.

Once the bread is done remove the delicious apple bread and let it cool for at least 10 minutes before you slice and serve.

A slice of apple cinnamon bread on a cutting board.

Recipe Tips

  • Use cooking spray on your loaf pan to prevent the bread from sticking.
  • To check for doneness, poke a toothpick in the center of the bread. If the toothpick comes out clean, the bread is fully baked.
  • Layering half of the batter with the brown sugar mixture helps to evenly distribute the cinnamon sugar throughout the bread.
  • Make sure that you evenly dice the chunks of apple so that each bite has small pieces of the apple.
  • Use room temperature egg for it to mix better in the bread batter.
  • You can add extra cinnamon if you are a fan of the cinnamon flavor.
  • If you didn’t want to use fresh apples you could swap with an apple pie filling. Use canned apple filling or make it fresh.
  • For moist bread make sure you do not overbake the bread.

How to Store

Refrigerate your apple fritter bread in an airtight container. The bread will last for around 4-5 days in the fridge.

Or you can freeze the bread if you would like to extend the life even more. Wrap it in plastic wrap and then place in an airtight freezer bag.

To use, thaw the bread in the fridge overnight then slice and enjoy.

More Apple Recipes to Try

Amish Apple Fritter Bread

5 from 1 vote
Apple fritter quick bread is simple and easy to make, and is a delicious dessert or breakfast option to share.
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 1 hour 10 minutes
Total: 1 hour 25 minutes
Yield: 8 slices


  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 medium Granny Smith apples
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 eggs, large, room temperature


  • Core, peel, and chop the apples.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Spray pan with non-stick baking spray
  • Combine one teaspoon of cinnamon and 1⁄3 cup of light brown sugar in a large bowl and set aside. Combine the remaining one teaspoon of cinnamon and two tablespoons of brown sugar together in another bowl and set aside for the topping.
  • Add the chopped apples into the larger cinnamon/sugar mixture. Stir to cover the chopped apples.
  • Set aside.
  • Add the butter and sugar to a mixing bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until the ingredients are light and fluffy. (About 5 minutes.)
  • Continue to beat on medium. Add one egg at a time, beating after each addition. Add the vanilla extract. Beat to combine.
  • Add flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Whisk to blend.
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.
  • Using the electric mixer beat until all ingredients are combined.
  • Add 1⁄2 cup of milk, beating until smooth.
  • Add 1⁄2 of the batter to the bread pan.
  • Top with half of the apples mixture.
  • Sprinkle half of the brown sugar/cinnamon mixture on top.
  • Top with the remaining batter. Spread evenly on top of the apple mixture.
  • Add the remaining apple mixture.
  • Use a a butter knife to push the apple mixture into the batter.
  • Swirl the brown sugar/cinnamon mixture into the batter.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for one hour and 10 minutes. (Or until a inserted toothpick comes out clean.)
  • Watch the bread to make sure that it doesn’t brown too much.
  • Remove from the oven. Set aside to cool in the bread pan for 10 minutes.


Spray pan with non-stick spray before baking. Let cool completely before adding glaze if using. 
Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container for 4-5 days. 


Serving: 1slice, Calories: 350kcal, Carbohydrates: 54g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Trans Fat: 0.5g, Cholesterol: 73mg, Sodium: 410mg, Potassium: 131mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 34g, Vitamin A: 465IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 99mg, Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast, Desserts
Cuisine: American

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