Glazed Apple Fritter Bread

sliced apple fritter bread on top of white round board

This Glazed Apple Fritter Bread is the ultimate apple lover’s dream! Simple to make, loaded with fresh chunks of apple and drenched in a sweet and sticky glaze – it’s the perfect sweet treat to bake up this Fall! 

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I’ve been SO excited to share this recipe with you guys! It’s no secret that I absolutely love quick bread recipes. From banana bread to pumpkin bread to even carrot cake bread, it’s always one of my go-to’s when it comes to baking and I want a sweet treat. 

And y’all, talk about a sweet treat with this incredibly delicious Glazed Apple Fritter Bread! 

Why You’ll Love This Bread: 

Apple season is in full swing, my friends and there is no better place to be than Sprouts! I absolutely loved going into my local Sprouts and pursuing through the apples to find the perfect one for this recipe. 

And while many classic varieties can work for this recipe (think gala, honeycrisp etc.), Sprouts has an incredible selection of unique and special varieties – including these Sugar Bee apples! 

First off – isn’t that just the cutest name ever? Secondly, they certainly live up to the hype! These apples are so incredibly sweet but also crisp. Truly my dream apple! 

diced sugar bee apples in glass bowl with cinnamon and brown sugar

They were perfect to use in this bread because you get added natural sweetness but due to their crisp nature they don’t just turn to mush when you bake them within the bread. It’s a win win! 

And oh – the bread itself. So deliciously spiced with cinnamon and spice. Dense, thick but also incredibly moist. The chunks of apple are a delight each time you crunch down on them. 

close up of glazed apple bread

The top of the bread also has a fun slightly crunchy add thanks to additional turbinado sugar.

And the sticky sweet vanilla glaze on top….you just can’t even go wrong with that. It coats the outside of the bread like the classic apple fritter you love to get at your local donut shop.

3 thick slices of apple bread stacked

Overall, I just know that this bread is sure to be the apple of your eye! Ha! Okay, too cheesy? Maybe, but totally true! Let’s get into what you need to make it! 

Ingredients You Will Need: 

  • Salted butter 
  • Sugar Bee Apples 
  • Turbinado Sugar (raw sugar) 
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla Extract 
  • Unsweetened applesauce 
  • Whole milk 
  • All Purpose Flour 
  • Baking soda + baking powder
  • Cinnamon 
  • Pinch of salt 
  • Powdered Sugar 
  • Brown Sugar 

Best Bread Baking Tips:

As always, I begin by turning on my oven to make sure it is preheated. 

Next, go ahead and grab some softened butter. Make sure it’s room temperature but not melted!

To that, add in the turbinado sugar and mix using a handheld mixer until combined. Next, add in the eggs. I used room temperature eggs and I think that they really made a difference. 

If you forgot to leave out the eggs at room temp, simply add them to a bowl of warm water for 10 minutes or so and that should get them! 

Add in the eggs and mix until they are combined. Then add in the milk, applesauce and vanilla extract. It might look a little weird but just trust me!

To the same bowl (hello one bowl baking, I love you!), add in the dry ingredients aka flour, baking soda + baking powder and cinnamon. 

Mix again until combined, be sure to scrape down the sides to get any additional flour or at the bottom of the bowl. You want to make sure it is all combined! 

before and after side by side photos of pre-baked bread in pan vs. post baked bread in pan

And lastly, it’s time to dice up the apples! Dice them into bite size chunks, it should be about 2 cups worth. 

Add about half of them directly into the bread batter and use a rubber spatula or wooden spoon to gently fold them in. 

Spray a 9×5 baking loaf pan with cooking spray or grease it with butter. Add the batter into the bowl and spread it out evenly. Top the batter with the rest of the chopped apples and a generous sprinkle of turbinado sugar.

 

close up of glazed bread with slices

And now it’s time to bake and let your house smell like a true Fall apple orchard wonderland!

Bake it for 60-65 minutes, or until you can insert a toothpick into the middle of the bread and it comes out clean. 

Let it cool in the pan for 10-15 minutes and then gently remove it onto a cooling rack. 

piece of sliced bread on plate with fork

Once it’s cooled a little longer, whisk together that delicious vanilla glaze and drizzle it generously all over the bread. 

Now it’s time to slice and eat up! 

How to Enjoy Bread: 

Here are a few of my favorite Fall scenarios to enjoy a slice of this bread….

In the morning, cozied up under a blanket with a hot cup of coffee. 

In the afternoon for a fun midday pick me up along with a cup of tea. 

At night, after dinner while watching your favorite TV show. 

Storing Leftovers: 

If you happen to have any leftovers, be sure to store them in a tightly sealed tupperware container at room temperature. To eat, warm it up in the microwave for 10 seconds or so and enjoy! 

Did you enjoy this recipe? Here are a few others you might like: 

Brown Butter Cinnamon Swirl Banana Bread 

Pumpkin Swirl Skillet Bread

Cinnamon Peach Bread 

Coconut Chocolate Chunk Zucchini Bread 

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Glazed Apple Fritter Bread

This Glazed Apple Fritter Bread is the ultimate apple lover's dream! Simple to make, loaded with fresh chunks of apple and drenched in a sweet and sticky glaze - it’s the perfect sweet treat to bake up this Fall! 

Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword apple bread, apple fritter bread, glazed apple fritter bread
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Author Haylie

Ingredients

Apple Fritter Bread

  •  1/2 cup salted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup + a little extra turbinado sugar (can sub brown sugar)
  • 2 large eggs (at room temperature)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup whole milk (can sub dairy free milk)
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce 
  • 1 and 2/3 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon 

Cinnamon Apple Mixture 

  • 1 and 1/2 cups Sugar Bee apples, diced finely 
  • 1 tsp cinnamon 
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar 

Apple Fritter Glaze

  • ½ cup powdered sugar 
  • 1-2 tbsp whole milk, to thin out glaze 
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract 

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 

  2. In a large bowl, using a hand mixer, beat the ½ cup softened butter and 1/2 cup turbinado sugar until combined. 

  3. To this, add in the 2 eggs and mix until combined. Add in the ⅓ cup whole milk, ⅓ cup unsweetened applesauce and 1 tsp vanilla extract and beat until combined. 

  4. To the same bowl, add in the 1 and ⅔ cup of all purpose flour, 1 tsp cinnamon, ¾ tsp baking powder, ½ tsp baking soda and a pinch of salt. Mix with the mixer one last time until combined, making sure that all of the dry ingredients are incorporated and mixed in. 

  5. Dice the Sugar Bee apples into bite size pieces (should be about 2 cups worth) and then mix them with the 1 tsp cinnamon and 2 tbsp brown sugar until combined. Add 1 cup of the apples to the bread batter and gently fold them in using a wooden spoon or rubber spatula. 

  6. Grease a 9x5 loaf pan or add parchment paper. Gently add the bread mix into the loaf pan, making sure it’s spread evenly.. On top, add the other 1 cup of diced apples as well as a generous sprinkle of turbinado sugar to ensure that you have a crunchy topping!

  7. Bake at 350 for 60-65 minutes or until a toothpick comes clean. Let it cool in the pan for 10-15 minutes. Remove and place on a wire cooling rack.

  8. Once the bread has fully cooled down, mix 1/2 cup of powdered sugar, ½ tsp vanilla extract and a tbsp of milk (or more if needed) to make your powdered sugar glaze. If it's too thick, add more milk. Too thin? Add more powdered sugar!

  9. Generously drizzle the glaze on top of the bread and serve! Slice and enjoy every bite.

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