I grew up in a big French family, with a kitchen that was always full of flavors, aromas, and love. I remember the nights my Grand-mère would come over for dinner, always bearing a homemade dessert. One of my favorites was her Apple Fritter Bread. I would watch, mesmerized, as she carefully combined the ingredients, stirring and folding until a golden-brown, comforting loaf emerged from the oven.
My Grand-mère’s Apple Fritter Bread became a staple in our family, and I’ve continued to make it for my own family. I love the way the apples and cinnamon mingle together in a symphony of warmth and sweetness. It’s a comforting, classic French treat that’s perfect for any occasion.
Today, I’m excited to share this beloved recipe with you. I hope you enjoy making this Apple Fritter Bread as much as my family has!
Variations: For a sweeter treat, sprinkle additional sugar on top before baking. For a more savory version, add 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder to the dry ingredients. To make a vegan version, substitute the butter for a vegan-friendly alternative and the eggs for a flax egg.
Tips: Be sure to use ripe apples and chop them into small cubes. If your apples are too large, they will sink to the bottom of the loaf. Serve the bread warm with a pat of butter or a scoop of ice cream.
Comforting French Apple Fritter Bread
- 2 large bowls, whisk, 9×5 inch loaf pan, parchment paper, measuring cups, measuring spoons
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 0.5 teaspoon baking soda
- 0.5 teaspoon salt
- 0.5 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 0.5 cup melted butter
- 0.75 cup white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 0.5 cup milk
- 2 cups peeled and chopped apples
- 0.25 cup chopped walnuts
- 0.25 cup brown sugar
- Preheat oven to 350°F and grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
- In a separate bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla.
- Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until just combined. Fold in the apples, walnuts, and brown sugar.
- Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake for 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Allow to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.