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Fall Apple Cinnamon Quick Bread

No offense to pumpkin, but we’re mixing up this apple cinnamon bread ASAP!

Pumpkin everything steals the spotlight this time of year, but apple and cinnamon is a combo that doesn’t get enough attention. You get the sweet, you get the spice, and all the fall flavor wrapped into one slice of bread heaven.

Heather Smith, with Orson Gygi, shares the recipe. She shares why using the exact ingredients is so important, and how to layer your apples and cinnamon mixture for a pretty swirl.

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Apple Cinnamon Quick Bread


  • 1/3 C Packed Brown Sugar
  • 2/3 C White Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 C Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 2 Whole Eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract (or Butter Vanilla Emulsion works nicely)
  • 1 1/2 C All Purpose Flour
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/2 C Whole Milk (or buttermilk for a nice tang)
  • 1 Whole Apple, peeled & chopped


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Grease 9×5′ loaf pan.
3. In a stand mixer fit with your paddle attachment or with an electric mixer, beat together white sugar and butter until smooth and dull in color.
4. Add eggs and beat, one at a time, until incorporated, then add vanilla and stir until combined.
5. Fold in flour & baking powder, then add milk and mix all together until batter is smooth.
6. In a separate bowl, toss together the apples, brown sugar and cinnamon.
7. Pour half the bread batter into prepared loaf pan, and top with half the apple/cinnamon mixture.
8. Pour remaining batter over the apple layer, and again top with the remaining apple/cinnamon mixture.
9. Lightly swirl the apple mixture into the bread batter.
10. Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out mostly clean with moist crumbles.