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This densely soft Cinnamon Apple Bread is filled with fall flavor and packed with sweetened apples and walnuts. Serve this easy-to-make treat with breakfast or for a snack.

For other delicious bread recipes try this Banana Bread Crumb Cake, some Pistachio Zucchini Bread, or even this Lemon Almond Poppyseed Bread.

cinnamon apple bread

Cinnamon Apple Bread

This cinnamon sweet bread is filled with fall essence and if the season had a taste this cake-like bread would be it. Softly sweetened apples and walnuts are folded into this dense bread that is also topped with a sugared walnut crumble.

Choosing a firm tart or firm sweet type of apple is the best option for this snack cake. I found a bundle of freshly delivered red delicious apples from my local grocer and they were just perfect. You also don’ need to choose just one type of apple. Mix them up if you prefer.

cinnamon apple bread

How to Make Apple Bread

The thing about quick bread, though they usually take about an hour to bake, the preparation is often simple and quick.

  • First prep your apples by peeling and chopping them and then chop your walnuts, if not already. Set them aside for later.
  • Mix all the dry ingredients into a large bowl and the wet into a separate bowl. Whisk the wet into the dry mix and then fold in the apples and half the walnuts.
  • Pour the batter into a prepared pan and sprinkle the top with a walnut brown sugar mixture. Bake for about 55 minutes and let cool before removing from the pan.

For a bold-flavored bread, there’s not much prep involved in making it.

cinnamon apple bread

Can you Freeze this Bread?

Yes, you can absolutely freeze this bread and if you do I recommend doubling the recipe so you have two loaves. To freeze, wrap the completely cooled loaves in plastic and then cover with foil. Freeze and save for later. Thaw at room temperature to use.

cinnamon apple bread

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Cinnamon Apple Bread

This densely soft Cinnamon Apple Bread is filled with fall flavor and packed with sweetened apples and walnuts. Serve this easy-to-make treat with breakfast or for a snack.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 8 Slices



  • Preheat the oven to 350 ℉. Grease an 8x4 loaf pan with oil or butter and coat with flour.
  • In a large bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and salt until well combined. In a separate bowl beat the eggs, oil, and vanilla together; add to the flour mixture stirring until just mixed. The dough will be very thick. Fold in the chopped apples and 1/2 cup of the walnuts. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  • In a small bowl toss the remaining walnuts with the brown sugar and sprinkle on top of the batter. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean; about 50 to 55 minutes.
  • Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.


Serving: 1sliceCalories: 437kcalCarbohydrates: 49gProtein: 6gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 53mgSodium: 163mgPotassium: 138mgFiber: 2gSugar: 29gVitamin A: 85IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 34mgIron: 2mg

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

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
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About Aimee Mars

Spending time in the kitchen is a childhood memory that stems as far back as I can remember. The dots connecting those days to recipe development and food photography though, are winding and loopy. Just months after my clothing line in New York City, which was a childhood dream, came to a screeching halt I found myself at home as a new mom with a newborn. Desperately seeking a creative outlet, I began with the familiar and comforting act of cooking. A new passion of recipe development was ignited, and my blog became a place to break bread and to share these recipes with everyone. My family of four and one very convincing dog who loves to beg now enjoy our meals, and scraps, in Charleston.

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