Make a tasty, wholesome baked bread with this Apple Bread recipe. It’s easy to prepare and delicious to enjoy in the morning or as a snack throughout the day.
Easy Apple Bread Recipe
If you love apples and fresh baked goods, try this delicious Apple Bread recipe. It’s made with simple ingredients, including fresh apples, applesauce, pure vanilla extract, light brown sugar, and a few other ingredients, all of which pair perfectly together.
The streusel topping on this apple bread makes it that much more delicious. You can slather it with butter, apple butter or eat it plain.
Why You’ll Love this Streusel Apple Quick Bread Recipe:
- Basic ingredients: It’s easy to make this Apple Bread with simple ingredients, including all-purpose flour, granny smith apples, light brown sugar, baking powder, and a few additional ingredients that will give it the perfect taste and texture.
- Breakfast or dessert: This apple streusel bread is perfect any time of day. It makes a great breakfast, afternoon snack or even a after dinner dessert.
How to make Apple Bread with Streusel Topping
Be sure to see the recipe card below for full ingredients & instructions!
- Start by grating your apple using a box grater.
- Line the mesh sleeve with paper towels or cheesecloth and set it over a bowl before placing the shredded apples into the sleeve and sprinkle them with a bit of salt.
- Let it sit for 15 minutes before squeezing the apples in the paper towels until you’ve removed all the liquid.
- Grab a large bowl and add flour, apple pie spice, and baking powder to the bowl.
- Grab a separate bowl and whisk your brown sugar, applesauce, milk, egg, and vanilla.
- Add your wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, fold them together gently.
- Add the shredded apple, fold it in gently, and add the batter to the pan.
- Spread your streusel on top.
- Bake for 50-55 minutes.
The best type of apple to use is the granny smith apple because it’s juicy, sweet, and tart. The apple won’t break down in baking and leaves you with a delicious apple flavor.
You can store apple bread in a bread box or airtight container. You can also place it in a Ziplock bag. Apple bread can be store on the counter or in the fridge, whichever you prefer.
Yes, you can freeze Apple Bread! Freezing the bread is the perfect way to keep it fresh even longer, especially if you’re preparing it in advance for a special occasion. You can freeze the whole loaf, or individual slices wrapped in freezer paper.
This apple bread is full of fall flavors including sweet apples, apple pie spice and brown sugar. The streusel is the the perfect crumbly topping for this bread.
Don’t let the streusel topping intimidate you! It’s super simple to make and really takes this bread over the top.
Recipe Tips and Notes
- Feel free to add more apple slices into the mixture if you love having chunks of apple in your batter.
- If you don’t have the apple pie spice, you can substitute it with ground cinnamon and ground nutmeg.
- Make sure to either spray your bread pan or line it with parchment paper on the bottom for easy removal.
This apple bread with streusel topping is the perfect fall treat. It’s great for breakfast or as an anytime snack. Add a pat of butter and enjoy!
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Streusel Apple Bread Recipe
For the Bread
- 1 large granny smith apple
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons apple pie spice
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ¾ cup light brown sugar lightly packed
- ½ cup applesauce
- ¼ cup whole milk
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
For the Streusel Topping
- ½ cup all-purpose flour
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons butter melted
For the Bread
- Preheat your oven to 350F and grease a 9×5 loaf pan with nonstick baking spray.
- Grate your apple using the largest setting on your box grater. You should end up with about 1 1/4 cups of shredded apple.1 large granny smith apple
- Line a fine mesh sieve with paper towels or cheesecloth and set it over a bowl. Place the shredded apples into the sieve and sprinkle them with a small pinch of salt (1/16th of a tea-spoon). Allow them to sit for 15 minutes.
- Squeeze the apples in the paper towels or cheesecloth until all of the liquid has been re-moved. Discard the liquid– you should have around 1/3 cup.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, apple pie spice, and baking powder.2 cups all-purpose flour, 2 teaspoons apple pie spice, 1 teaspoon baking powder
- In another bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, applesauce, milk, egg, and vanilla. Whisk until combined.¾ cup light brown sugar, ½ cup applesauce, ¼ cup whole milk, 1 large egg, 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and fold them together gently– you don’t want to overmix!
- Once the wet ingredients have been fully incorporated, add the shredded apple and fold it in gently.
- Transfer the batter to the prepared loaf pan.
- Spread the streusel evenly over the top of the apple bread.
- Set the pan aside while you make the streusel.
- Bake in a preheated oven for 50-55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Allow the bread to cool in the pan for five minutes. Then, run a knife around the edge and turn it out onto a wire rack to cool.
- Allow the apple bread to cool fully before slicing. Store any leftover bread in an airtight con-tainer in the fridge for up to three days.
For the Streusel
- In a small bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon.½ cup all-purpose flour, ½ cup brown sugar, ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Add the melted butter and mix until the mixture resembles coarse sand.2 tablespoons butter
- If you want extra apple, feel free to add ½ cup of chopped apple to the batter.
- If you want to add some crunch, add ½ cup of chopped nuts– pecans, walnuts, or almonds would all be delicious.
- I love granny smith apples in this recipe because they’re tart hold up well during baking– but feel free to substitute whatever apple you have on hand.
- All-purpose flour is my go-to baking flour. Feel free to substitute whole wheat if that’s what you have on hand.
- Apple pie spice is going to give us great warmth and spice! If you don’t have any, you can substitute 1 ½ teaspoons of ground cinnamon and ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg.
- Baking powder is going to help out apple bread rise.
- I’m using brown sugar because it sweetens the bread, but also gives it more of an earthy-woody flavor that compliments the apple really well.
- Applesauce is going to help keep the bread moist and enhance the overall apple flavor. I’m using unsweetened applesauce.
- I used whole milk, but feel free to use what you have on hand.
- The egg is going to bind the loaf together.
- The vanilla enhances the sweetness and flavor of the apple.
- The butter helps bind the streusel and makes it turn golden brown in the oven.