What’s got sugar, spice and everything nice? Ok, actually a lot of things, but these apple breads are definitely high up there.
Whether you're looking for an apple bread that's decadently swirled with cream cheese or dripping with caramel, or you want a healthy apple bread recipe that’s still got that tart you crave, we've got a whole array of recipes for apple bread that will make you feel good or bad to the core.
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Best apples for apple bread
There are a bunch of good apples that you can use to bake bread. But, you want to go with something that wins on flavor by having both sweetness and tartness, plus texture that will bake nicely instead of ending up as unappetizing mush.
Here is a list of apples you could potentially use for your bread-making endeavors:
- Granny Smith
Delicious apple bread recipes
This recipe takes the deliciousness of apple pie and presents in the comforting form of apple bread. (via Wishes N Dishes)
This is a quick bread recipe, meaning the prep time is lightning fast. You can whip it together and have it ready for the oven in less than 10 minutes! (via The Stay at Home Chef)
This recipe is another quickie to prep that leaves most of the work to the oven. You can also make the post-baking handling a little easier on yourself if you use some foil to line your pan. (via Plated Cravings)
Cinnamon streusel topping on already delicious apple bread? Yes please! (via Fresh April Flours)
It's amazing how small, simple touches can make such tasty impacts on your recipe.
This apple bread version is topped with a super easy-to-make creme glaze, made by mixing cream or milk with some powdered sugar. (via The Baking Chocolatess)
This bread uses olive oil instead of butter and includes the typical fall spices of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. (via Pastry and Beyond)
The spiciness of pepper jack cheese complements the sweetness of apple. (via Zesty Southern Indian Kitchen)
A buttermilk bread recipe with cinnamon swirl. (via Zesty A Kitchen Addiction)
Not only is this recipe vegan, it uses maple syrup as the sweetener to keep the apple bread free of refined sugar. (via Rabbit and Wolves)
This clever gluten-free apple bread has you cook the apples in coconut oil and coconut sugar first, before you add them to the batter and bake. (via Rhian's Recipes)
Aren't these the most adorable? And the apple chunks in the center add another layer of delight to this treat. (via The Bakeanista)
This apple bread looks stunning with its vanilla glaze drizzle. (via Butter with a Side of Bread)
This low-carb version is grain-free, gluten-free, and paleo. (via Beauty and the Foodie)
With applesauce and apple
Healthy ingredient swaps make this apple bread recipe the one to turn to if you are looking for a guilt-free options. This version uses Greek yogurt, coconut oil, and organic oat flour. (via Chelsea's Messy Apron)
Topping your apple bread batter with a generous helping of cinnamon and sugar gets you the incredibly snickerdoodle sugar crust you see here. Can you say yum? (via Cookies and Cups)
Caramel lovers rejoice! This apple bread version is practically bathed in glistening caramel glaze. (via Pretty Simple Sweet)
Cranberry and nuts
Cranberries add a nice pop of color compared to your standard apple bread. Keep in mind that the taste offered by the cranberries depends on how much they are sweetened.
Unsweetened ones tend to be quite tart, and sweetened ones vary in sweetness from brand to brand. (via Faithfully Free)
Get two classic fruits in one bite with this luscious version! (via A Whisk and A Spoon)
If carrot cake and apple bread had a love child, this would be the delicious result! (via Averie Cooks)
You've heard of zucchini bread as a savvy way to sneak veggies into your kids' diet. Why not go one step further and put it into apple bread? Ingenious! (via Julie Eats and Treats)
Apple bread is traditional leavened with baking powder rather than yeast, which is why the texture of regular apple bread is nothing like, say, French bread or sandwich bread.
This one's got a bourbon glaze. (via Muy Bueno)
We know, we know...technically this isn't an apple bread recipe per se, but this apple dessert includes the featured fruit plus sweet rolls and, well, who doesn't love bread pudding? (via Lemons for Lulu)
No matter if you’re in the mood for something decadent or easy on the waistline, you’ll enjoy making these apple breads from scratch. Indulge in these bread recipe with apples this fall or anytime of the year.
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