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Apple Fritter Bread with Glaze

This irresistible apple fritter bread allows you to enjoy apple fritters in a whole new way! 

With classic fall flavors, this apple fritter bread is a loaf of pure comfort. Every bite is full of chunks of apples and layers of cinnamon sugar. 

The best part is it’s a breeze to make. You only need a few pantry ingredients. And you probably have most of them! 

Easy Apple Fritter Bread (With Glaze) featuring sliced apple fritter bread loaf on a wooden board.
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Apple Fritter Bread

Nothing beats the aroma of apples and cinnamon baking in the oven. And with this apple fritter bread, you get all that and more. 

This recipe simplifies the iconic apple fritter into a no-fuss bread. 

It’s as delicious as it is easy to make!

Imagine soft, moist slices filled with tender apple chunks and a ripple of cinnamon sugar throughout. 

It’s an easy way to bring the warmth and sweetness of fall into your home. And you don’t need to fry anything!  

Grab your apron and your favorite mixing bowl. Happy baking!

Apple fritter bread ingredients- sugar, butter, eggs, vanilla extract, diced apples, baking powder, all purpose flour, cinnamon powder and salt.


Here’s a breakdown of what you’ll need to make this apple fritter bread. 

For the Bread:

  • All-Purpose Flour- The foundation of our bread, providing structure.
  • Granulated Sugar- It sweetens the bread. 
  • Butter- Softened butter ensures a rich, moist texture in every bite.
  • Eggs- They bind the ingredients together and give the bread its structure.
  • Sour Cream- A secret weapon for moisture, it also adds a hint of tanginess.
  • Baking Powder & Salt- Baking powder is a leavening agent to ensure your bread rises just right. Salt enhances flavor.
  • Vanilla Extract- Adds a subtle, sweet aroma that complements the other flavors.

For the Apple Filling:

  • Apples- Choose a crisp variety like Granny Smith, Honey Crisp, or Pink Lady for a perfect, sweet-tart combo.
  • Cinnamon & Brown Sugar- This duo transforms the apples into a spiced, caramelized delight.

For the Glaze: 

  • Powdered Sugar– Powdered sugar is non-negotiable. It dissolves well and makes the glaze wonderfully sweet. 
  • Milk– Add more for a runny glaze. Less for a thick glaze.
  • Vanilla Extract– For a touch of complexity.
  • Salt– Cuts the sweetness of the glaze and enhances flavor. 
Sliced apple fritter loaf bread drizzled with white sugar glaze.

How to Make Apple Fritter Bread

Let’s make some delicious apple fritter bread!

1. Prep. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease your loaf pan well and line it with parchment paper.

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2. Cream the butter and sugar. In a large bowl, beat sugar and softened butter with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.

3. Add the wet ingredients. Start with eggs and vanilla extract. Beat them until combined. Then, add sour cream to your sugar and butter mixture. Beat to combine. 

4. Incorporate the dry ingredients. Mix in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Do not overmix.

5. Make the apple filling. Combine the chopped apple with cinnamon and brown sugar in a separate bowl.

6. Make the cinnamon-sugar filling. In another bowl, mix brown sugar and cinnamon.

7. Layer your ingredients. Start layering your ingredients in the loaf pan. Begin with half of the bread mixture. 

Then, add half of the apple mixture. Then, the cinnamon sugar fillings. Repeat with the remaining halves.

8. Bake your bread. Place your loaf in the oven and bake for 40 minutes. Cover the pan with foil if the bread browns too quickly.

9. Let it cool. Allow your apple fritter bread to cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Then, you can transfer it to a plate. 

10. Prepare and add the glaze. Add powdered sugar, milk, vanilla extract, and salt in a separate bowl. Whisk to combine. 

If the glaze is too thick, add more milk until you reach your desired consistency. Then, drizzle it over the bread. 

11. Serve and enjoy!

Top view of slices of apple bread fritter loaf bread with drizzle of white sugar glaze on top.

Tips and Tricks

Making apple fritter bread is a breeze with these handy tips and tricks! 

  • Choose the best apples. Granny Smith, Honey Crisp, and Pink Lady apples are great for baking. They provide a perfect balance of sweetness and tartness.
  • Don’t overmix the batter. As with any other quick bread recipe, gentle mixing is vital. Ensure you only mix until there are no more streaks of flour to avoid tough bread.
  • Use dark brown sugar. If possible, use dark brown sugar for the filling to enhance the caramel flavor.
  • Bake to perfection. Watch your bread closely in the last minutes of baking. Remove from heat when an inserted knife comes out mostly clean. The top should be golden.
  • Let the bread rest. Give your bread enough time to cool and set before slicing into it.
  • Add spices to the glaze. A pinch of cinnamon gives your bread an extra delicious bit of warmth. You can also try apple or pumpkin pie spices.
Loaf of apple fritter placed on a wooden board with parchment paper lining.

How to Store and Freeze

Store leftover apple fritter bread properly to keep it delicious and fresh for days. 

Here’s how to do it!

At Room Temperature:

Wrap your apple fritter bread with foil or plastic wrap, and pop it in a bag. It will keep well on the countertop for 1-2 days. 

In the Fridge:

Fruit in desserts can spoil if left out, so the fridge is your friend here. Cover the bread and refrigerate for up to 1 week.

Just warm up your slice in the microwave or oven. It’ll taste just like new!

In the Freezer:

Not planning to eat it right away? The freezer is a fantastic option. 

Let the bread cool, then wrap it with plastic wrap and foil. Put the wrapped loaf in a sealable bag and label it.

Frozen apple fritter bread can last up to 6 months. However, the flavor is best in the first month. 

When you’re ready to enjoy it, let it thaw at room temperature in its wrapping. This way, it reabsorbs any lost moisture.

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I don’t know if this apple fritter bread is better for breakfast or dessert. But I do know that this easy apple cinnamon bread is absolutely delicious!


  • Bread
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 stick butter, softened

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1/2 cup sour cream

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • Apple Filling
  • 1 large apple, peeled and chopped

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • Cinnamon Sugar Filling
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  • Glaze
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

  • 2-3 tablespoons milk or cream

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • Pinch of salt


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a loaf pan and line with parchment paper, leaving overhangs around the sides.
  • In a large bowl with a hand or stand mixer, beat the sugar and butter until fluffy.
  • Add the eggs and vanilla extract and blend. Then, add the sour cream and mix.
  • Add the all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix just until combined.
  • Mix the ingredients for the apple filling.
  • Mix the ingredients for the cinnamon sugar filling.
  • Pour half the bread mixture into the loaf pan, followed by half the apple filling and half the cinnamon sugar filling.
  • Repeat this process again with the other halves of each mixture.
  • Bake for 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean. Watch the loaf during the last 10 minutes of baking. If the top is browning too much, cover with foil.
  • Allow the bread to cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer onto a serving plate.
  • While the bread cools, make the glaze. Combine the powdered sugar, milk, vanilla extract, and salt in a bowl. Whisk to combine.
  • Drizzle the glaze over the bread.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Apple Fritter Bread

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Kim - InsanelyGood
Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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