Apple Walnut Fritter Bread is insanely delicious packed with lots of swirls of cinnamon and slightly tart apples, topped with crunchy walnuts, and a sweet glaze drizzled over the top.
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The perfect alternative to an apple fritter donut and the aroma that fills your house with apples and cinnamon baking is fantastic. Apple fritter bread takes the beloved flavors of apple fritters and transforms them into a loaf of delicious quick bread! I highly recommend making one for the freezer like my Starbucks Banana Bread for a quick and easy delicious treat!
Why this recipe works
Apple fritter bread is moist and full of fall flavors delicious with a hot cup of coffee. I like to use Granny Smith apples their tartness makes a delicious apple filling paired with the sweetness of this bread is fantastic. If you love baking with apples during apple season you're going to love this one and my Apple Cider Donuts!
Ingredients needed for this apple quick bread
- Sugars: Both granulated sugar and brown sugar are in this recipe.
- Butter: I use unsalted butter for baking.
- Apples: I like to use tart apples like Granny Smith or Honeycrisp.
- Flour: All-purpose flour is recommended.
- Milk: Whole milk or lowfat will work fine.
- Walnuts: Pecan also work great but if you prefer to leave them out you can.
How to make this apple fritter loaf
- Step 1: In a small bowl mix the brown sugar and cinnamon until combined and set aside.
- Step 2: In a medium bowl using a hand mixer, mix the sugar and butter until combined then add eggs, milk, and vanilla and mix.
- Step 3: Mix in the eggs and vanilla to the butter mixture.
- Step 4: Add in the dry ingredients and mix.
- Step 5: Mix in the milk
- Step 6: Pour half of the batter into a prepared loaf pan.
- Step 7: Sprinkle half of the cinnamon sugar mixture on top.
- Step 8: Add the diced apple layer on top.
- Step 9: Followed by the remaining batter.
- Step 10: Then add the remaining diced fresh apples, cinnamon mixture, and walnuts and bake! Let cool and drizzle the glaze on top of the bread.
- Be sure to spray the loaf pan well or use a piece of parchment paper.
- make sure the loaf is fully cooled before adding the glaze.
- If you have extra apples to use try my Caramel Apple Crisp or my Apple Spice Muffins!
- Your baking time can vary depending on the type of apple you use.
- If your loaf starts to brown too quickly place a piece of aluminum foil on top to protect it.
Yes this easy apple fritter bread freezes wonderfully. Let it cool completely wrap with plastic wrap and place in a ziplock freezer bag and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator then when ready to serve drizzle the glaze over the top.
Your baking time can vary slightly depending on the apples and how much water they have. Make sure you put it in the center of the oven and tent it with aluminium foil if its starting to brown to quickly on top. The apple fritter quick bread recipe is done when a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.
You can store this airtight at room temperature for up to 3 days. Stored airtight in the refrigerator it will be good for up to 5 days.
Apple-Walnut Fritter Bread
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 Granny Smith Apples peeled and diced
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 2-3 teaspoons milk
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x5 loaf pan with non-stick spray. Place a rectangle piece of parchment paper in the loaf pan that hangs over the sides.
- Mix brown sugar and cinnamon together in a small bowl and set aside.
- In a medium bowl beat butter and sugar until smooth. Add eggs one at a time just until blended, add vanilla.
- In another bowl whisk flour, salt, and baking powder together, then add to wet mixture and whisk just until blended. Whisk in milk just until smooth.
- Pour half the mixture into the loaf pan. Add half of the brown sugar mixture then half of the apples, gently pat into the batter.
- Add the rest of the batter into the loaf pan spreading gently with a spatula, followed by the remaining apples, walnuts, and remaining brown sugar mixture. Lightly pat.
- Place the loaf in the center of the oven and bake for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Let cool for 15-20 minutes on a baking rack. Use the parchment paper to pull the loaf right out, drizzle with glaze.
For the Glaze
- Whisk powdered sugar and milk together in a small bowl until combined.