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Super Moist Cinnamon Apple Bread Recipe

This is the moistest and most delicious Cinnamon Apple Bread! It's loaded with flavors and easy to make. Made with real apples and applesauce. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple quick bread, Cinnamon Apple Bread Recipe, how to make apple bread
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 308kcal


  • 2 tablespoon granulated white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled (240g)
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce (255g)
  • cup brown sugar (175g)
  • ½ cup mild flavored vegetable or canola oil (120ml)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 vanilla bean* (or 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract)
  • 2 cups peeled chopped apples (240g - about 1 to 2 apples depending on size)
  • OPTIONAL apple slices for decoration


  • Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a 9x5 or 8x4 inch loaf pan with parchment paper with an overhang on all sides to easily lift the bread out of the pan after baking. Set aside. 
  • Combine 2 tablespoon white sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon in a small bowl. Set aside. Combine flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon in a small bowl. Set aside. 
  • In a large mixing bowl, using a handheld or stand mixer fitted with a paddle or whisk attachment, mix applesauce and brown sugar just until combined for about 1 minute. Turning mixer to low, slowly mix in oil to combine. Add eggs and vanilla* and stir just until combined for about 1 minute. Add flour mixture and stir to combine. Don't overmix at any step. 
  • Fold in chopped apples just until combined. Transfer batter to prepared loaf pan and top with cinnamon sugar mixture and additional apple slices if desired. Bake for about 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick in the center comes out clean. Let cool in the pan for 30 minutes. Then transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. 



  • Don't forget to add the cinnamon-sugar mixture to the top, that's what forms the crispy crust. 
  • Never overmix the apple cinnamon bread batter. 
  • Use high-quality baking ingredients for the best results. 
  • You can add extra apples on top as a garnish or leave them off depending on your preference. 
*First, cut off the straight end of the vanilla bean. Then place the tip of your sharp knife below the curled end and cut the vanilla bean through the middle of the bean lengthwise. Although you don't need to cut it all the way through, it's ok when you do so. Then open the vanilla bean and scrape out the flavorful seeds with the back of your knife. Just use the seeds.


Calories: 308kcal