If I had to choose a last meal it would have to be donuts. I realize donuts do not constitute a meal, but for me it would work. There are donuts with apples, or blueberries and there is the maple bar with bacon. I could come close to getting all the food groups in there. Sort of…
What would be your last meal?
You’re probably wondering what donuts have to do with this bread recipe. Well…this apple fritter bread tastes just like those big apple fritter donuts you find in the bakery. Literally just like it.
I was in glorious heaven eating this bread and if I hadn’t felt guilty eating it all, I would have.
The chunks of apple mixed with cinnamon and brown sugar and then stuffed in a loaf form is just genius. The sad part is that it’s too easy to put together. Hello, temptation! This bread is perfect for breakfast or for a snack. Kids and adults will love this because they’ll think they are getting a donut without all the work.
- ⅓ cup brown sugar. I used light
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- ⅔ cup granulated white sugar
- ½ cup butter, softened
- 2 eggs
- 1½ tsp. vanilla extract
- 1½ cups flour
- 1¾ tsp. baking powder
- ½ cup milk
- 2 granny smith apples. Peeled and chopped. Mix a bit of cinnamon and sugar in with the apples.
- Powdered Sugar Glaze:
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- 3 tbsp. milk
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray.
- In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar and cinnamon. Put to the side.
- In a medium-sized bowl add the sugar and butter. Using an electric mixer beat until creamy and the sugar is well incorporated into the butter.
- Beat in 1 egg at a time. Then add the vanilla extract. Beat until completely combined.
- In a second medium-sized bowl add the flour and baking powder. Mix well.
- Add to the butter/sugar mixture and mix until well combined.
- Pour the milk into the batter and mix till incorporated.
- Pour half the batter into the loaf pan.
- Top the batter with the apples and then sprinkle with the cinnamon/brown sugar mixture.
- Pour the remaining batter over the apple and cinnamon/brown sugar mixture.
- Top the remaining batter with the apples and the cinnamon/brown sugar mixture.
- Take a knife and swirl the cinnamon/brown sugar mixture into the top batter. Do this very lightly.
- Bake the bread for 50-60 minutes or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Powdered Sugar Glaze:
- In a small bowl combine the powdered sugar and the milk. Mix until well combined and in the consistency you are looking for.
- Allow bread to cool for 20 minutes before glazing.
Adapted from The Baking Chocolatess