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Amish Apple Fritter Bread Recipe

This Amish Apple Fritter Bread recipe is so easy! It’s a delicious treat inspired by my favorite donut store delight — apple fritters!  

While I don’t make that many trips to the donut shop these days since there is ALWAYS a treat in my kitchen at home, when I do go, you can bet that an apple fritter will catch my eye.

If I’m confronted with the choice between a donut and apple fritter, I’m going to choose the fritter every single time.

So when I was prompted to develop an “apple fritter bread,” I jumped at the chance. I love making quick breads because of their ease and crowd-appeal. Marry those two qualities with the delicious warm flavors of cinnamon and brown sugar tossed apples, and you’ve got yourself a fabulous apple dessert!

Frequently Asked Questions and Expert Tips

Do I need to toss the chunks of apple with lemon juice to keep them from browning?

Not unless you’re chopping your apples well in advance of tossing them with the brown sugar mixture.

Amish Apple Fritter Bread

Can I use Granny Smith Apples instead of Honeycrisp?

Yes, they’ll be slightly more tart, though. You can typically use different types of apples in homemade bread recipe like this, with the exception of red delicious. I don’t recommend those as the best apple for baking.

Amish Apple Fritter Bread

Do I need an electric mixer to make this apple cinnamon bread?

No. (And I doubt the Amish typically use electric mixers 🙂

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Amish Apple Fritter Bread

Amish Apple Fritter Bread Recipe

  • Author: Regan at This Baking Life
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 loaf (12 servings)


If you like apple fritters, this is a wonderful quick bread to satisfy your sweet tooth!


  • Baking spray with flour
  • 2 cups chopped apples (from 2 small Honeycrisp fresh apples)
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups, plus 1 Tbsp. all-purpose flour, divided
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. half-and-half


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat an 8-inch bread pan with baking spray; set aside.
  2. Toss together apples, brown sugar, cinnamon, and 1 tablespoon of the all-purpose flour in a medium bowl; set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together remaining 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt.
  4. In a large bowl whisk together melted butter and granulated sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs, vanilla, and milk until combined. Make a well in center of flour mixture; add butter mixture, stirring just until combined.
  5. Pour half of the batter into prepared loaf pan, and spread evenly to edges.
  6. Spoon half of the apple mixture evenly over bread batter in pan. Spoon remaining batter over apple mixture, and spread evenly. Top evenly with remaining apples, and press down slightly into batter.
  7. Bake in preheated oven until a wooden pick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean, 1 hour to 1 hour, 10 minutes bake time. Cool in pan on a wire rack, about 10 minutes.
  8. Meanwhile, whisk together glaze ingredients (powdered sugar and half-and-half) in a small bowl until smooth. Drizzle sweet glaze over bread. Serve warm.
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

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