This moist apple cinnamon bread is loaded with fresh apples, warm spices, and topped with a crush oat streusel and maple icing drizzle.
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter (or vegan butter), room temp
- 2/3 cup quick oats
- 3 tbsp all purpose flour
- 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 1 tsp cinnamon
Apple Cinnamon Bread
- 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup milk (any type of milk will work, even non-dairy)
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp all spice
- 2 cups Honeycrisp apples, peeled and chopped (2 medium apples)
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 tbsp real maple syrup
- 1–2 tsp milk
- In a small bowl, combine oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, and 2 tbsp of flour.
- Use your fingers to work the butter into the oat mixture.
- Once combined, add the remaining 1 tbsp of flour and continue working it in. It will be a little sticky but that last bit of flour should help. Place the bowl in the fridge and work on the batter.
Apple Cinnamon Bread
- Preheat the oven to 350F. Spray a 9×5 loaf pan with some nonstick spray and line with parchment paper.
- Combine the flour, salt, baking soda, and spices in a bowl and set aside.
- Peel and chop the apples into small 1/4 inch cubes and set aside.
- In a large bowl, mix together the sugar, vegetable oil, and applesauce. You can do so by using the paddle attachment on a stand mixer, a hand mixer, or with a whisk.
- Mix in the eggs and vanilla until smooth.
- Pour in half of the dry ingredients, mix, then mix in the 1/3 cup of milk. Once combined, mix in the rest of the dry ingredients.
- Lastly, fold in the apple chunks.
- Pour into your prepared loaf pan and sprinkle an even layer of the oat streusel.
- Bake for 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes. The center should puff up nice and tall and the streusel should be golden brown. Test a toothpick in the middle before removing from the oven.
- Let the bread cool in the pan while you mix together the icing.
- Combine the powdered sugar and maple syrup in a small bowl. When it gets too thick to mix, add 1 teaspoon of milk.
- The consistency should be thin enough to drizzle but not too runny. If it’s still too thick, add one more teaspoon of milk. If it gets too thin, add one to two tablespoons of powdered sugar.
- When the bread is still warm and the pan has cooled, drizzle on the icing. You can either do this when it’s still in the pan or you can lift the bread out of the pan beforehand.
- It’s best served warm but is still delicious even days after. Store in an air tight container at room temperature for up to 2 days or in the fridge for up to 5 days. Enjoy!
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