Apple Cinnamon Swirl Bread

This quick, easy and super moist bread is bursting with holiday flavors of apple and cinnamon. Perfect idea for a hostess gift! Though it is delicious on its own, you can choose to drizzle the simple glaze over the bread. Either way……enjoy!

Apple Cinnamon Swirl Bread
Cinnamon Filling:
1/4 C. light brown sugar
2 Tbsp. butter, softened
2 tsp. cinnamon

Apple Filling:
2 apples (about 2 cups) peeled, cored and diced
1 1/2 tsp. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. sugar

2 C. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 C. (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temp.
3/4 C. sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 C. milk
1 tsp. vanilla

Glaze (optional):
1 C. confectioners sugar
1 1/2 Tbsp. milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9×5 loaf pan and set aside. In a small bowl, combine the cinnamon filling and set aside. In another small bowl prepare the apple filling and set aside.

For the bread, in a medium bowl mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Using an electric mixer cream butter and sugar. Stir in eggs one at a time then milk and vanilla. Gradually add in flour mixture until combined. Fold in apples. Pour batter evenly in prepared loaf pan. Dollop mounds of cinnamon filling on top of bread. Using a kitchen knife swirl filling in bread.

Bake on center rack for about 55-60 minutes until toothpick inserted into the center of bread comes out clean. Remove from oven and set on a cooling rack to cool completely.

If you are adding the glaze, in a small bowl mix confectioners sugar and milk until creamy. Drizzle over bread.


    • Judy on January 9, 2016 at 5:59 pm

    Hi there, I made the apple swirl bread this afternoon. I had to taste it before it completely cooled. It is very good. I can’t wait til it cools more and I can spread some cream cheese on a slice. It is very moist because of the apples in it. It will make a nice breakfast with a hot cup of tea. Thanks for the recipe. I’ll also make it for our quilting retreat in March. The girls will love it.

  1. This is very delicious. Glad you enjoyed it, I know the girls will love it too!

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