Fall is apple season, and apple recipes abound…recipes like homemade applesauce, mini apple roses, and so much more. If you’re looking for an easy way to enjoy apples this season, you’re going to love this cinnamon apple bread with streusel topping.
This from scratch recipe is loaded with fresh apples, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice for a dense moist bread that will fill your kitchen with the smell of apple pie. Then it’s topped off with a buttery pecan streusel that will leave you licking up all the crumbs.
If you’re looking for an easy way to enjoy apples this season, you’ll love this recipe!
This quick bread is dense and moist, and is 100% addictive. Our kids beg for a slice for breakfast, snack time…or pretty much anytime they want something tasty and sweet.
I won’t lie…the streusel topping is extra-messy. But it still makes an amazing gift for new neighbors, coworkers, or even as a hostess gift. Better yet, it’s a delightful change from traditional fall flavors like pumpkin spice recipes and banana bread.
This recipe makes one loaf…but I definitely recommend you double up because it won’t last long.
What You’ll Need:
- All purpose flour
- Granulated sugar
- Brown sugar
- Vegetable oil
- Apple butter
- Vanilla extract
- Baking powder
- Ground cinnamon
- Ground allspice
- Quick cooking oats
- Chopped pecans
To make things even easier for you, I created a simple photo guide below. For all measurements and a more detailed guide, check out the recipe card at the bottom of this page.
Step 1 – Mix together the streusel ingredients by hand
Step 2 – Whisk together the dry ingredients
Step 3 – Mix together the ‘wet’ ingredients
Step 4 – Stir in the apples to the wet ingredients
Step 5 – Combine the wet and dry ingredients
Step 6 – Pour the batter into a prepared loaf pan.
Step 7 – Sprinkle streusel topping on top
Step 8 – Bake until cooked through.
What to Serve With Apple Bread
This is a super sweet bread that is more like a dessert, so we like to enjoy it on its own, or with a slather of butter, peanut butter, or apple butter.
It also pairs perfectly with a cold glass of apple juice or milk. Yum!
If you’re adding this to a brunch or breakfast buffet, it goes nicely with fresh fruit salad, yogurt parfaits, and a tasty breakfast sausage.
If you liked my apple bread recipe with streusel topping, you’re going to love my other apple recipes to try this fall. There you’ll find everything from comforting recipes like this quick bread to stunning desserts that are perfect for special occasions.
Or you can check out my other desserts right here.
- 1/2 tbsp butter or shortening
- 1/2 tbsp all purpose flour
- 2 eggs
- 2 c Apple, peeled and diced
- 1/2 c white sugar
- 1/2 c brown sugar, packed
- 1/2 c vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup applesauce/apple butter
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 c AP flour
- 1.5 tsp salt
- 1 tsp Baking powder
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground allspice
- Pinch cloves
- Pinch nutmeg
- 1/4 cup cold butter, cubed
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup quick cooking oats
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350˚F. (175˚C). Grease a loaf pan with 1/2 tbsp butter or shortening, then dust the greased pan with 1/2 tbsp flour.
- Prepare the Streusel Topping: Combine 1/4 cup cold butter, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup quick cooking oats, 1/4 cup flour, 1/2 cup chopped pecans and 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon in a medium bowl. Knead together with your hands to create a coarse dough. Set aside.
- Prepare the Batter: In a large bowl, whisk together 2 cups all purpose flour, 1.5 tsp salt, 1 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp ground cinnamon, 1/4 tsp ground allspice, 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg, and a pinch of cloves.
- In a separate large bowl, beat together 2 eggs, 1/2 cup white sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup vegetable oil, 1/4 cup applesauce/apple butter, and 2 tsp vanilla extract on low speed until combined.
- Add diced apples and lightly stir together.
- Add the dry mixture to the wet ingredients and stir until just combined. Do not over mix.
- Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Sprinkle the streusel topping on top of the batter.
- Bake for 60-70 minutes. Cover the loaf with aluminum foil, and continue baking until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean - about 10-15 minutes.
- Cool in the pan for 10-15 minutes. Then remove from the pan to finish cooling on a wire rack.
Don't forget, the step-by-step photos in the recipe post are there to help you if you feel stuck at any point.
- Don't skip preparing the loaf pan. It's crucial for ensuring that the bread releases from the pan after cooking.
- You will need 2-3 apples to get 2 cups of diced apple pieces.
- Applesauce can be substituted if you don't have apple butter.
- The streusel is quite crumbly. If that's a problem, you can try adding an egg white to the topping, but it will slightly change the taste and texture.
- Small pieces of diced apples work better than large chunks.
- Make sure to adjust your bake time and temperature if you are using a ceramic or glass pan (see tips in the post).
- Apple bread can be frozen for up to one month if wrapped tightly in plastic and sealed in zip top bag.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 197Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 263mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 1gSugar: 14gProtein: 3g
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