Apple Cinnamon Bread (so moist!)

Made with fresh shredded apples, unsweetened applesauce, and the perfect blend of cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg, this apple cinnamon bread is moist, flavorful, and easy to make.

Cinnamon apple bread loaf sliced on a plate.

Is there anything better than a cup of coffee and a big fat slice of apple cinnamon bread? Trust me, as someone who’s tested countless recipes, this loaf stands out for its delightful balance of sweetness and spice.

Our recipe is made with simple, nutritious ingredients and is sweetened with both brown sugar and maple syrup. The secret? Make sure to coarsely grate your apples instead of diced of finely grated for the perfect texture and flavor.

What You Need for Apple Cinnamon Bread

  • Dry Ingredients: Shredded apples, white whole wheat flour, light brown sugar, ground cinnamon, ground ginger, ground nutmeg, baking soda.
  • Wet Ingredients: Eggs, maple syrup, unsweetened applesauce, plain unsweetened almond milk, vanilla extract, melted coconut oil.

What apple are best for baking?

Fuji apples and Gala apples both are delicious in this apple bread! If you prefer a tarter apple, go for it! If you’re a sweet apple fan, you can absolutely go that route for this apple bread as well.

Here in Minnesota, we’re BIG fans of the Honey Crisp apple, which was invented at the University of Minnesota. It’s a great combination of sweet and tart, and holds up nicely when baked.

Cinnamon apple bread ingredients in a bowl.

Variations and Substitutions

Light brown sugar –> coconut sugar

Plain unsweetened almond milk –> any unflavored milk

White whole wheat flour –> all-purpose flour

Spices –> apple pie spice, chai spice, or pumpkin pie spice

You can also add your favorite add-ins to this bread such as chocolate chips, nuts, or seeds. This batter would also be wonderful baked as muffins. Simply fill your muffin tin 3/4 of the way full and bake at 350ºF for 20-25 minutes.

Cinnamon apple bread loaf in a loaf pan.

Storage

Keep your Apple Cinnamon Bread in an air-tight container with a paper towel at the bottom to soak up any excess moisture. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or in the fridge for up to 5 days. For freezing, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and tin foil, and it’ll last for up to 3 months.

Can you freeze cinnamon apple bread?

To freeze your apple bread, first let cool completely. Then, tightly wrap it in a piece of plastic wrap and then once more with a piece of tin foil. Remove as much air from around the bread as possible. Write the name of the recipe and the date. This bread will last in the freezer for up to 3 months.

To thaw frozen apple bread, remove from freezer and let sit at room temperature on the counter top until fully thawed. Do not refreeze once thawed.

cinnamon apple bread loaf sliced
Slice of cinnamon apple bread on a plate with a pad of butter.

Serving Suggestions

While this bread is scrumptious on its own (+ served with a chai tea latte), feel free to kick it up a notch. Try it with:



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