Apple bread is one of my favorite sweet breads in the whole wide world.
Yes, I am partial to banana and pumpkin loaves, too, but there is just something special about a sweet apple bread that gets my heart pounding. Maybe it’s because it reminds me of the apple orchard I used to go to as a young girl. I always loved going to this place. The smells of the cider and cinnamon doughnuts cooking were heavenly. Do you have any childhood memories that are invoked by food?
Once I got older, married, and had a few little ones of my own, I would take my kids to the very same apple orchard.
My son, when he was about three, would swipe apples and take little bites out of it before I could stop him. Luckily, I knew the owner and she always laughed it off. I’d buy my apples and we would head on home to bake this bread. Sweet memories! I can’t believe how fast the years are flying by!
To Make this Recipe You’Il Need the following ingredients:
- 1/3 CUP Light brown sugar
- 1 tsp Ground cinnamon
- 2/3 CUP White sugar
- 1/2 CUP Butter, softened
- 2 Eggs
- 1 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 CUPS All-purpose flour
- 1 3/4 tsp Baking powder
- 1/2 CUP Milk
- 2 Apples, peeled and chopped (any kind)
Old-Fashioned Creme Glaze
- 1/2 CUP Powdered sugar
- 2 Tbsp of milk or cream
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Use a 9×5-inch loaf pan and spray with non-stick spray or line with foil and spray with non-stick spray to get out easily for slicing.
Mix brown sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl. Set aside.
In another medium-sized bowl, beat white sugar and butter together using an electric mixer until smooth and creamy.
Beat in eggs, 1 at a time, until blended in; add in vanilla extract.
Combine & whisk flour and baking powder together in another bowl and add into creamed butter mixture and stir until blended.
Mix milk into batter until smooth.
Pour half the batter into the prepared loaf pan; add half the apple mixture, then half the brown sugar/cinnamon mixture.
Lightly pat apple mixture into batter.
Pour the remaining batter over apple layer and top with remaining apple mixture, then the remaining brown sugar/cinnamon mixture.
Lightly pat apples into batter; swirl brown sugar mixture through apples using knife or spoon.
Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean, approximately 50-60 minutes.
To make glaze, mix powdered sugar and milk or cream together until well mixed.
Let cool for about 15 minutes before drizzling with glaze.