Cinnamon Spice Apple Bread

This easy, quick and deliriously spicy apple bread is a fabulous way to bake using apples! Perfect for breakfast and tea time!

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This Cinnamon-Spice Apple Bread is wonderfully moist and its flavored with a blend of rich, warming spices! If you’re looking for an excellent quick bread to slice for breakfast or serve at an event or potluck, this is it.

Why I Think You’ll Love This Recipe!

Karlynn holding a cutting board with cinnamon apple loaf sliced with apples on the cutting board.
  • This easy bread is great for a quick breakfast on the go, lunches, or even a snack for tea time.
  • Not only does it use simple ingredients, but it is also a great recipe to use up leftover apples sitting on your counter!

Cinnamon Spice Apple Bread

This fruity apple bread definitely delivers the comfort factor with its tender shredded apples and its alluring cinnamon aroma. You can sweeten it up a little more by adding a buttery vanilla glaze to it if you like! I like to enjoy a slice of this bread with my tea making it a great evening snack.

Top with a streusel

This cinnamon spice apple loaf can be topped with an easy streusel that will add a little extra sweetness.

Types of Apples To Use In Baking

For the best baking, such as pies and crisps, apples need to be a little firmer to stay together when cooked. These are called “baking apples.” The common baking apples are honey gold, Jona Gold, Fuji, Gala, or Granny Smith. For apples that you want to break down a little more, like in sauces or some breads, you can use apples like red delicious, golden delicious, or pink lady. The choice is up to you!

Cinnamon apple bread sliced on cutting board with apples beside it.

How To Make Apple Bread

As this is a quick bread, you’ll find it much easier to prepare and bake than a yeast bread or cake!

  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter and eggs, add in the sugars, add in the vanilla, mix. stir in the shredded apples.
  2. Whisk flour, salt, baking powder, and spices in a separate bowl. Add to the apple mixture.
  3. Scoop the batter into the prepared loaf pan.
  4. Bake for 30 mins – cover with foil if the top is getting too dark. Continue baking 25 mins more.
  5. Cool the bread in the loaf pan for 10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Enjoy.
Sliced cinnamon apple loaf with apples on the side

Karlynn’s Tips

  • You can grate the peeled apples or slice some into thin, small chunks to add great texture to this loaf.
  • You can make this snack even healthier by swapping the butter for applesauce.

This cinnamon spice apple bread is a great way to use up any extra apples that have been taking up space in your kitchen for a bit too long. My Copycat Cracker Barrel Fried Apples ( Slow Cooker or Instant Pot!) is another delicious way to use extra apples!

Happy baking!



More Quick Breads

Cinnamon Spice Apple Bread

This easy, quick and deliriously spicy apple bread is a fabulous way to bake using apples! Perfect for breakfast and tea time!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
55 minutes
10 slices
Karlynn Johnston


Dry Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

Wet Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter OR applesauce
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup shredded apples


  • Preheat your oven to 350 °F. Grease a standard loaf pan well, and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter and eggs, together until creamy. Add in the sugars, beat them in well until combined. Add in the vanilla, mix in.
  • Stir in the shredded apples until combined.
  • Whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder and spices in a separate bowl until they are mixed together completely.
  • Add the flour mixture to the apple mixture and stir just until evenly combined.
  • This will be a thick batter!
  • Scoop the batter into the prepared loaf pan.
  • To prevent the apple bread from getting to dark, place a piece of aluminum foil lightly on top of the bread about 30 minutes into baking.
  • Continue baking until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 25 minutes more.
  • Cool the bread in the loaf pan for 10 minutes.
  • Remove and cool completely on a wire rack.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 279kcal, Carbohydrates: 42g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 67mg, Sodium: 218mg, Potassium: 121mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 22g, Vitamin A: 352IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 45mg, Iron: 1mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Easy cinnamon apple bread made with grated apple and a warm mix of spices.

Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. Alexandra says

    This is an excellent recipe. I grated 1/3 of the apples and cut the rest in small chunks.. Also only used a pinch of the cloves. I would have taken a picture but my family ate the whole thing within minutes!!5 stars

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