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Apple Fritter Quick Bread Recipe – How to Make it in 22 Simple Steps

Traditional apple fritters are deep fried chunks of yeast risen dough studded with pieces of chopped apple. If you are craving apple fritter flavor, but you do not wish to deal with the mess and hassle of deep frying something, you should try this recipe for Apple Fritter Quick Bread.

A sliced loaf of apple fritter bread.

Fritters are historically found in many cultures over the past few centuries. The Romans created basic fritter-type desserts, featuring sweetened dough that was deep-fried. Apple fritters are traced back to medieval England and made their way to America with the English settlers. Apple fritters are often glazed with a powdered sugar glaze or rolled in confectioners sugar.

This bread recipe features all of the flavors of traditional apple fritters but it is created in a loaf of delicious bread. If you happen to be craving the tastes of a batch of fresh, hot apple fritters, but you have reservations about deep frying anything, this is the perfect recipe for you.

A sliced loaf of apple fritter bread.

Apple Fritter Quick Bread Recipe

April Freeman
Have you ever had an apple fritter? Apple fritters are kind of like a cross between a doughnut and an apple muffin. This deep-fried sweetbread features delicious apples, spicy cinnamon, and a sugary glaze. The texture of the bread is such that the outer layer of the bread is crispy and the inside is soft and fluffy. While apple fritters are great, they do require deep frying, a cooking technique that can be messy and intimidating. Our recipe for Apple Fritter Quick Bread can give you genuine apple fritter flavor in an easy to bake a loaf of quick bread.
Prep Time 25 mins
Baking Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 25 mins
Cuisine American
Servings 10 Slices


  • Loaf Pan
  • Medium-Sized Bowl
  • Small bowl
  • Electric Mixer


Bread Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Softened Butter
  • 2/3 cup Sugar
  • 2 pcs Eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups Flour
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 cup Milk

Bread Layer Ingredients

  • 2 pcs Apples of Any Kind
  • 2 tbsp White Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon

Brown Sugar Mixture

  • 1/3 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spray a nine by five-inch loaf pan with cooking spray and set it aside.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set this aside.
  • Chop the apples into small bite-sized pieces. You can leave the peel on the apple or remove it; it’s your choice.
  • The apples should be about in one-inch chunks. Put the apples in a small bowl and stir one tablespoon of sugar and one teaspoon of cinnamon into the apples.
  • Toss the apples with a spoon to coat them in the sugar and cinnamon. Set this mixture aside until you’re ready to assemble the bread in the pan.
  • In another small bowl, stir together ⅓ cup brown sugar and one teaspoon cinnamon. Set this aside until you are finished mixing together the bread mixture.
  • In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the butter until it is light and fluffy.
  • Slowly add the sugar to the butter and beat them until they are thoroughly combined.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, beating after each egg is added.
  • Add the flour and mix well. Add the milk to the batter and mix it until a smooth batter is created.
  • Pour half of the batter into your prepared pan.
  • Sprinkle half of the apples over the bread batter and top the apples with half of the brown sugar mixture.
  • Add the remainder of the bread batter.
  • Top the batter with the rest of the apples and sprinkle it with the remainder of the brown sugar mixture.
  • Gently pat the brown sugar and apples into the bread batter.
  • Place the bread into your preheated oven and bake it for about 55 to 60 minutes or until the center of the bread tests done when a cake tester or toothpick is poked into the bread.
  • Remove the bread from the oven and let it rest in the pan for five to ten minutes.
  • Remove the bread from the pan by running a knife or spatula around the edges of the pan and gently tipping it out onto a wire rack.
  • Let it cool for about twenty to thirty minutes before slicing to serve.
  • To store the bread, wrap it tightly in aluminum foil and store it at room temperature for up to three days. If you would like to freeze this bread, wrap it tightly in aluminum foil, place it in a large Ziploc bag, pressing out all of the air before freezing it.
  • Store it in the freezer for up to three months. To thaw the bread, place the frozen bread into the refrigerator overnight before serving it.
    A slice of apple fritter bread.


This recipe is a quick bread, which depends on baking powder to leaven the bread. The baking powder creates a chemical reaction with the wet ingredients of the bread. As the baking powder dissolves in the batter, it releases carbon dioxide gas which becomes trapped in the dough as it bakes.  Traditional apple fritters sometimes use a yeast-risen dough, but that’s not what you need for this recipe.
You can use any kind of apples for this recipe. In fact, this would be a perfect recipe to use up any apples that are a little bruised or shriveled from the refrigerator. Simply cut away any damaged portions of the apples and chop them into bite-sized pieces.
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