Apple Cinnamon Quick Bread {Easy + Moist}

You’ll make this heavenly Apple Cinnamon Quick Bread every fall. Simple, delicious, and irresistibly good!

Your kitchen will smell amazing while it bakes, and it’s a snap to put together. One of our favorite quick bread.

sliced quick bread with diced apples and glaze.

Apple Cinnamon Quick Bread

Fresh apples, plenty of cinnamon, and a simple glaze to top it all off. This quick bread is easy to make and makes your house smell amazing.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Serving Size 8 servings

Equipment

  • 8.5. x 4.5 x 2.5 loaf pan

Ingredients 

For the Bread

  • ½ cup plus 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • ½ cup milk or buttermilk
  • cups diced peeled apples about 2 medium apples

For the Glaze

  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions 

Make the Bread

  • Prep. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a 9×5-inch loaf pan or line it with parchment paper.
  • Make the batter. In a large bowl, beat the oil, sugars, and egg until smooth and well blended. Add the dry ingredients and half of the milk. Beat for a few seconds. Add the remaining milk and beat a few seconds more. A few lumps are okay, but you don't want any dry spots.
    adding. dry ingredients and milk alternately to batter.
  • Add the apples. Stir in the diced apples. Mix with a spatula to make sure everything is incorporated. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and smooth the top.
    batter before and after mixing in apples.
  • Bake. Bake for 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let the bread cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then remove the bread and transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely.
    loaf before and after baking.

Make the Glaze

  • Mix. While the bread is cooling, make the glaze. In a small bowl, whisk together the confectioners' sugar, 1 tablespoons milk, and vanilla extract. If the glaze is too thick, add more milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, until you reach your desired consistency.
  • Drizzle. Drizzle the glaze over the cooled bread. Allow the glaze to set for a few minutes before slicing and serving the bread.
    small bowl of glaze being mixed and drizzled on top.

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Notes

Any type of apple is fine for this! 
You can substitute melted butter if you prefer, but oil is easier to work with a you’ll have a moister cake.

about the ingredients

ingredients on marble counter.

You’ll need the following for this autumn quick bread:

  • Vegetable oil
  • Granulated sugar
  • Light brown sugar
  • Large eggs
  • All-purpose flour
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Cinnamon
  • Milk or buttermilk
  • Diced peeled apples
  • Confectioners’ sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • Loaf pan
  • Hand mixer or stand mixer (helpful, but not essential)
quick bread with apples on cutting board.

🥫 Storage instructions

  • Counter: Wrap the bread in plastic wrap or keep it in an airtight container. It’ll stay fresh for up to 4 days.
  • Freezing: If you want to save some for later, wrap it tightly in plastic and then foil. Pop it in the freezer, and it’ll be good for up to 3 months. To enjoy, thaw it overnight on the counter.

🔍 FAQs

Can I use different apples?

Absolutely! Feel free to pick your favorite variety.

I only have butter; can I use that?

Yes! While oil makes the cake moister, melted butter can be a delicious substitute.

👩🏻‍🍳 Expert tips

  • Make sure your apples are diced evenly to ensure they cook uniformly.
  • If you want to go a step further, add some chopped nuts for added crunch.
  • Always allow the bread to cool completely before adding the glaze to prevent it from melting away.

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finished loaf on parchmment.

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  1. I made this twice last week. Had my son and great grandsons for soup and the apple bread. Only one piece left. The recipe is so easy that I made it again for jut my husband and myself. Thanks for a great recipe that used my granny apples.