Amish Apple Fritter Bread

Soft and fluffy Amish Apple Fritter Bread has a spiced apple layer with chopped apples in the middle and on top followed by a sweet glaze. This quick bread recipe is easy to make and is a delicious treat!


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If you love apple fritters, then you’ll love this easy apple fritter bread!

I discovered this recipe at https://www.thekitchenman.ca and it does not disappoint! His food blog/website features several recipes from one of my husband’s favorite restaurants when he was growing up. It was The Knotty Pine in Cambridge, Ontario.
You must check out his delicious recipes!

Sliced Amish apple fritter bread sliced on wooden board.

This easy recipe has turned out to be a family favorite and a must for fall along with our apple oatmeal muffins and apple oatmeal cookies.

YOU’LL LOVE THIS RECIPE

  • no fancy equipment required! You can use a hand or stand mixer but it’s not necessary. I mixed this bread entirely by hand. Just be sure to really beat the butter and sugar until it’s fluffy.
  • delicious apple fritter flavours without having to deep fry!
  • it’s quick and easy recipe to make and an easy autumn recipe!

INGREDIENTS & SUBSTITUTIONS

Ingredients for Apple Fritter Bread in small bowls with text overlay.

You can see a full list of ingredients below on the recipe card. Here, you will find a few notes and substitutions.

  • apples – are the star of this recipe. I used a combination of Honeycrisp and Granny Smith apples or you could use any variety.
  • apple butter – use your favourite variety. Not sure what to do with the remaining apple butter in the jar? Slather it on barbecued chicken, followed by barbecue sauce, it’s delicious! It what I use in these delicious baked bbq chicken tenders.
  • milk – I always use 1% milk because that’s what we have on hand but you could use any milk.
  • brown sugar – I use either light or dark brown sugar. Firmly packed in the measuring cup!
  • eggs – large eggs, brought to room temperature. Take them out of the refrigerator about 30 to 60 minutes before you begin making the recipe.
  • butter – softened at room temperature. Same as the eggs, take the butter out of the refrigerator about 30 to 60 minutes before you start making the recipe.
  • vanilla extract – use pure vanilla extract for most delicious results. In a pinch, you could also use artificial vanilla extract.

STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease or spray loaf pan wit nonstick cooking spray. Alternatively, you could line the loaf pan with parchment paper.

You can use a hand-held electric mixer or stand mixer. You can certainly mix by hand in a large mixing bowl. Note that it would require a good workout mixing the butter and sugar until its light and fluffy by hand!

Brown sugar and cinnamon in small mixing bowl with wire whisk.

In a small mixing bowl, combine brown sugar and 1 tsp. of cinnamon. Set aside.

Butter and granulated sugar in large mixing bowl with wooden spoon.

In a large bowl, or bowl from stand mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. You can use a mixer or simply mix by hand. You will need to mix it for about three full minutes by hand or one minute with the mixer.

Egg is added to the butter mixture in large mixing bowl with wooden spoon.

Add in eggs, one at a time and stir until well-combined.

Vanilla is added to mixing bowl with butter mixture.

Add in vanilla extract and stir until combined. I always like to use pure vanilla extract for the best flavour!

Flour and baking power in small mixing bowl with spoon.

In a small mixing bowl, whisk flour with baking powder.

Dry ingredients are added to butter mixture with wooden spoon.

Add dry ingredients (flour mixture) to butter mixture and stir just until combined.

Milk is added to batter with wooden spoon in large mixing bowl.

Stir in the milk until smooth. It will have a tendency to splash, so stir it gently.

Apples, apple butter, sugar and cinnamon in mixing bowl with spoon.

For Apple Cinnamon Mixture: Peel two large apples and dice into cubes. Combine with 1 tsp. of cinnamon, 2 tbsp. of apple butter and 2 tbsp. of granulated sugar. Stir gently to combine.

Apple Fritter Bread in loaf pan ready to go into the oven.

Pour half of the batter into prepared loaf pan. Next, top with half of the apple mixture and 1/2 of the brown sugar mixture.

Pat apples mixture down lightly with a spatula and it will settle into the batter.

Pour the remaining batter over top, followed by the remaining apple mixture and brown sugar and cinnamon mixture. Press down gently on top so the apples settle into the batter a little, once again.

Place in preheated oven and baking at 350°F for 50 to 60 minutes. Test the center of the loaf with a toothpick or cake tester for doneness.

Cool on wire rack for 30 minutes before glazing.

Glaze for apple fritter bread in small mixing bowl with spoon.

For glaze: In a small bowl, combine powdered sugar and milk. Drizzle over bread.

Apple Fritter Loaf Cake with glaze drizzled on top on white plate.

A tip for the glaze is to place a sheet of parchment paper of plastic wrap under the wire cooling rack. Drizzle with glaze. Scoop up any glaze that spills below on the parchment paper and drizzle over top.

Amish apple fritter bread on wooden board.

Storage & Freezing Instructions

Storage Instructions: Store cooled loaf, wrapped loosely in plastic wrap or place in an airtight container for up to three days.

Freezing Instructions: Loaf can be frozen for up to three months. Add an additional aluminum foil layer on top of the plastic wrap or place in freezer-safe airtight container. Thaw completely at room temperature before serving.

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Amish apple fritter bread on white plate.

Apple Fritter Bread


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  • Author: Sandra Flegg
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings

Description

Soft and fluffy Apple Fritter Bread has a spiced apple butter layer and another layer of apples on top. Delicious, warm fall flavours that you can enjoy any time of year.


Ingredients

Cinnamon-sugar mixture:

1/3 cup brown sugar

1 tsp. cinnamon

Batter recipe:

2/3 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup butter, softened at room temperature

2 eggs, room temperature

1 and 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 cup milk

Apple mixture:

2 apples, peeled and chopped

1 tsp. cinnamon

2 tbsp. granulated sugar

2 tbsp. apple butter

Glaze:

1 cup powdered sugar

1 to 2 Tablespoons milk


Instructions

  1. Cinnamon-Sugar mixture: In a small mixing bowl, combine brown sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add in eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  4. Add vanilla and stir until combined.
  5. In a small mixing bowl, combine all-purpose flour and baking powder. 
  6. Gradually add to creamed butter mixture. 
  7. Gently mix in milk until batter is smooth.
  8. Apple mixture: Peel and chop apples and place in small bowl.  Add in 1 tsp. of cinnamon, apple butter and 2 tbsp. of granulated sugar. Stir gently to combine. 
  9. Pour half of the batter in the bottom of prepared loaf pan. 
  10. Add half of the apple mixture followed by half of the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Press down lightly and the apples will settle into the batter.
  11. Pour remaining batter over top, followed by the remaining apple mixture and last, the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Press down lightly. 
  12. Bake in 350°F for 50 to 60 minutes. Test with a toothpick for doneness.
  13. Cool on wire rack for 30 minutes. 
  14. Prepare glaze by mixing powdered sugar with 1 tbsp. of milk to start.   You might need to add a bit more milk to achieve a spreadable consistency.
  15. Place a sheet of parchment paper or plastic wrap until the wire cooling rack. Drizzle glaze over cooled cake. Scoop up any glaze that drips on the parchment paper and drizzle over loaf. 

Notes

Storage Instructions: Store cooled loaf, wrapped loosely in plastic wrap or place in an airtight container for up to three days. 

Freezing Instructions: Loaf can be frozen for up to three months. Add an additional aluminum foil layer on top of the plastic wrap or place in freezer-safe airtight container. Thaw completely at room temperature before serving.

Note: This post was updated on September 24, 2022 with some updated photographs. 

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven Baked
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 255
  • Sugar: 25 g
  • Sodium: 31.3 mg
  • Fat: 9.3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.2 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 40.9 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 3.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 51.5 mg

Recipe adapted from https://www.thekitchenman.ca.

16 Comments

  1. What a great recipe! Honeycrisp apples, cinnamon and apple butter…. ahhhh! All my favorite fall flavors in one beautiful layered loaf. Thanks for the detailed directions and the glaze tip, too. Another winner!






  2. I made this apple fritter bread, and everyone loved it. I will be making 2 to 3 times per week. It’s better than fried apple fritters. Thanks for sharing this recipe.






    1. I agree, it is a great alternative to fried apple fritters and so easy to make! Thanks for taking the time to comment and I’m so happy to hear that you enjoyed the loaf cake! 🙂 Sandra

  3. I followed all the directions as written. My loaf took 65 min until done though. Looked and tasted amazing! My whole family liked it. I will definitely make again because it presented just as pictures showed- a very nice presentation.






  4. Made exactly to the recipe. Came out perfect! Good crumb and the pan was the right size for the bread. Next time I think instead of layering the apples I will mix them into the batter. Very good!
    Marie Ward






  5. This was wonderful! I really like that it has the flavors of fritters without the hassle of frying. I used fresh hand-picked honey crisp apples from a local orchard as well as their honey crisp apple butter. I reviewed this recipe on my YouTube channel, The Real Deal Recipe Reviews, where I always try to make recipes as written. I will absolutely make this again!






    1. Daryl, thank you SO much your lovely comment! Honey Crisp apples are my absolute favorite and my mouth was watering as I read your comment! Thanks so much for reviewing this recipe on your YouTube channel – I will check it out! Have a great day! Sandra

  6. Happy to have found this recipe. I will be making several loaves for our church bazaar in December. Thank you!






  7. I made today! First I should have greased and floured the pan as I usually do. Even though I sprayed the pan good, it stuck to the Bottom! Which made it very difficult to get out of the pan! Over all for me it was a lot of work! Very sweet, sugar overload! I won’t be making it again! And My husband is a sweet freak and he agreed!






  8. Made this tonight. It came out perfect and delicious! I mixed the apples into the batter. Guess I didn’t see where it said to layer it. It was still amazing. I found it to be a fairly simple recipe to follow. I’ve seen some comments mentioned it was alot of work. I bake alot so I thought it was easy and very tasty.






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