Last week we had some incredibly beautiful August days, the temperature was nice and some mornings even hinted a bit to the coming fall season. Days like these always make me want to light a candle and make something warm and delicious. It has been a while since I have baked anything (turning on the stove in our old, inefficient house is normally a no-no this time of year) and have been craving something sweet so I decided to pull out my recipe book and bring the taste of fall inside. My favorite apple recipe will always be this skillet apple pie I shared last fall, but to switch things up a bit I decided to go with this delicious apple fritter bread instead.
Over the last few months my blog has received little attention aside from the Morning Time Bundles. I don’t want to forget that there is so much more I want to share here, including a baked item every now and then.
Nurturing our loved ones and making our homes a place they love to gather can be done in so many ways. I think each of us, as mother’s, are uniquely created to love and ‘tend’ to the needs of our families in such diverse ways. What one of us may do well, others may struggle with and vice-versa. For me, creating has always been a way I uniquely love my family and baking seems to fall into that category. I fail daily at preparing unique, well-balanced meals: cooking and planning breakfast, lunch, and dinner is one area I struggle with (and have for years). But, unlike cooking, baking seems to be something I enjoy and do fairly well. I love showing my husband and children that they are loved by offering them a nice handmade dessert or warm bread.
The other day I made this apple fritter bread and shared it on my IG stories. I had a few requests for the recipe and thought it would be fun to share it here. I hope you enjoy!
Apple Fritter Bread
- 1/3 Cup Brown Sugar
- 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
- 1/2 Cup Unsalted Butter (softened)
- 2/3 Cups Granulated Sugar
- 2 Large Eggs
- 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 1/2 Cups All Purpose Flour
- 2 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 1/2 Cup Milk
- 3 Large Apples (peeled, cored, and diced)
Powdered Sugar Glaze
- 1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar
- 2 tbsp Milk or Cream
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
Preheat Oven to 350°
Line a 9" X 5" loaf pan with aluminum foil then spray aluminum foil with non-stick cooking spray
Mix Brown Sugar and Cinnamon in a medium sized bowl and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl beat together the sugar and softened butter, until smooth. Add the eggs and vanilla extract. Mix until well blended.
In a medium mixing bowl mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt. After it is well combined incorporate this mixture into the large bowl of cinnamon and brown sugar. Pour milk into the batter and blend well, until smooth.
Combine your peeled, cored, and diced apples into the cinnamon/sugar mixture until the apple pieces are well coated.
Pour half of your cake mixture into the prepared loaf pan. Then pour half of the apple mixture on top. Gently push the apples down into the cake mixture. Pour the remaining cake mixture on top of that, followed by the remaining apple mixture. Again, press the apples gently down into the cake mixture and swirl gently.
Bake in a preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Approximately 1 hour.
Allow the bread to cool completely (approximately 30 minutes) before coating with the powdered sugar glaze.
Powdered Sugar Glaze
Combine powdered sugar, milk (or cream), and vanilla extract until smooth.
Gently pour over the bread.
Slice and enjoy!