Looking for ways to use those extra apples? Or maybe you want to try something different. Well, this delicious quick bread is just what the doctor ordered and straight out of Amish Country! It’s moist, sweet, and rich with the flavors of apple and cinnamon. The perfect treat for the fall season!

This yummy fruit bread will spruce up any meal or casual occasion. Grab a slice of this tasty apple bread, a tall glass of cold lemonade, and you’re golden! Sit back, relax, and enjoy some well deserved me time with your favorite book.

Simple To Make

With a prep time of just 20 minutes, this recipe can be completed fairly quickly and easily. The batter is made using one bowl, the apple filling and cinnamon sugar are made separately, then assembled in the loaf pan with the batter, and baked. The glaze is then drizzled on the baked bread. Pretty easy right?


Perfect Autumn Treat

This Amish apple fritter bread captures the essence of the fall season in a loaf! The delicious combination of apple and cinnamon is reminiscent of apple pie and similar desserts. Honestly, this bread will be delicious whenever you choose to indulge but it’ll definitely fit in at your next holiday feast!


How Should You Serve Apple Fritter Cake?

This apple bread is best served slightly warm or completely cooled with our sweet and creamy glaze. It can be eaten with most beverages, hot or cold such as coffee, tea, Iced tea, or lemonade. You can even have this bread with whipped cream or a scoop of your favorite ice cream.


What’s The Serving Size?

Our recipe will yield 8 slices of apple fritter bread, you can have this for dessert after dinner with the family, as a snack between meals, or as a sweet treat at lunch. Bring to a picnic or potluck. If the portion is too small, increase the recipe according to your needs!


Equipment Needed

Mixing bowls– You’ll need 2 mixing bowls to combine the ingredients for the filling and glaze.

Baking Pan– Use an 8×4 loaf pan to bake the bread.

Electric Mixer– Use a Stand mixer or hand mixer to cream and combine the bread ingredients.

Rubber Spatula– Use a rubber spatula or silicone spatula.

Whisk– Use a regular wire whisk or a fork.


Main Ingredients Of This Dessert

C&H– I used 1/2 cup of this powdered sugar to make the glaze.  

Bob’ Red Mill–  I used 1 1/2 cups of this AP flour for this recipe but you can use whatever brand you have at home.

Apples– I used a combination of tart and sweet apples for the recipe. Use whatever you have available.



Milk– If you don’t have any milk, you can use a mixture of one part of evaporated milk and one part of water to replace it. For this recipe, mix 1/4 cup of water with 1/4 cup of evaporated milk and use it in place of the 1/2 cup of milk.


All The Ingredients

  • Brown Sugar– Combine with the cinnamon.
  • Cinnamon– Use in a mixture with the sugar to sprinkle on the bread before baking.
  • Butter– Creamed with granulated sugar.
  • Granulated Sugar-Give sweetness to the bread batter and filling.
  • Eggs– Incorporated into the butter and sugar mixture.
  • Vanilla– Gives the Apple bread flavor.
  • All-purpose Flour– Adds structure to the bread batter and absorbs moisture.
  • Milk– Adds moisture and flavor to the batter and glaze.
  • Apples– Peeled, cored, chopped, and used as the main ingredient in the filling.
  • Powdered– Combined with milk to make the glaze.


How It Was Made

  1. Preheat the to 350 degrees and grease an 8.5×4.5 loaf pan with nonstick spray.
  2. Whisk the 1/3 cup brown sugar and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon in a small bowl and save for later.
  3. Using an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Add the eggs and vanilla, and beat just enough until blended.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk the flour and baking powder and stir the mixture into the wet ingredients until incorporated.
  6. Add the milk to the bread batter and stir until smooth.
  7. Pour half of the batter into the prepared pan and spread it out into an even layer.
  8. To make the apple filling, combine the chopped apples, cinnamon, and sugar, then spread half of this mixture into the loaf pan.
  9. Pour the remaining batter into the pan, then the last of the apple filling on top of that. Press down on the filling lightly to compress and sprinkle with the cinnamon and sugar mixture.
  10. Bake in the preheated oven for 60 minutes or until a toothpick test comes out clean.
  11. Allow this bread to cool for 3 minutes and make the glaze.
  12. Whisk together the glaze ingredients until smooth, then drizzle over the cooled cake. Slice the loaf and serve.


Whisk The flour And Baking Powder

Before adding the dry ingredients to the wet mixture, I whisked the flour and baking powder in a separate bowl. What this does is break down any lumps in e flour and it also incorporates air into the mixture which acts as leaving during baking.


Adding The Eggs

Once the butter and sugar had been creamed, it was time to mix in the eggs. I  added the eggs one at a time, incorporating each one before adding the next. Another way to do this is to place all the eggs in one bowl and lightly whisk just enough to break all the yolks, then add the mixture a little at a time. Properly blend each portion before adding another.


Storing The Apple Fritter Bread

This apple bread can be stored at room temperature for 1-2 days covered in an airtight container. Store in the same container, this dessert will last up to a week in the fridge and 1-2 months in the freezer.


This moist and tender fruit bread makes the perfect dessert or snack for apple lovers! If you love apple pie and quick bread, this Amish Apple Fritter Bread is the best of both worlds! One bite, and you’ll be hooked!


Amish Apple Fritter Bread

Amish Apple Fritter Bread

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

This tasty Amish fruit bread is a perfect fall-time treat!



  • 1/3 cup brown
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 butter (softened)
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup milk


  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbs granulated sugar
  • 2 cups apples (peeled and chopped)


  • 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tbs milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F or 180°C, then grease an 8x4 loaf pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, combine the brown sugar and cinnamon.
  3. Cream the butter and sugar in an electric mixing bowl until light and smooth, then beat in the eggs one at a time. Add the vanilla and beat just until combined.
  4. Whisk to combine the flour and baking powder, then add it to the egg mixture, and stir to combine. Add the milk and stir into incorporated.
  5. Pour out half of the bread batter into the greased loaf pan and spread evenly.
  6. Combine all the apple filling ingredients in a small bowl, then pour half of it into the loaf pan, and cover with the remainder of the batter. Top this off with the last of the apple filling, gently press down and sprinkle the cinnamon sugar.
  7. Bake this for 1 hour and or until a toothpick in the center comes out clean. Set aside to cool for 30 minutes and make the glaze.
  8. Combine the powdered sugar and milk until smooth, then drizzle on top of the bread once it's cool. Slice and serve.

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