When I think of my childhood, I think of my mom’s homemade apple fritter bread. Every fall, she would make a batch of this delicious bread and it would be gone in a flash! I’m so grateful for her recipe, and I’m excited to share my gourmet version with you all.
This apple fritter bread is moist, flavorful, and filled with chunks of sweet apples. I love to top it with a sprinkle of cinnamon and sugar for an extra special touch. It’s the perfect treat to enjoy any time of day, and it’s so easy to make!
I’ve taken this classic recipe and added a few new flavors and ingredients to make it even more delicious. I’ve added nutmeg, a hint of lemon zest, and some ground cloves to give it a unique flavor. I’ve also added some chopped walnuts for a crunchy texture. The end result is a flavorful and fragrant apple fritter bread that will wow your friends and family!
- For a lighter texture, add 1/2 cup of yogurt to the batter.
- For a sweeter bread, add a few tablespoons of honey to the batter.
- For a nut-free version, omit the chopped walnuts.
- For a fruity twist, try adding 1/2 cup of dried cranberries or raisins.
- For a spicier flavor, add 1/4 teaspoon of ground ginger or cardamom.
Gourmet Apple Fritter Bread
- Large bowl, whisk, 9×5 inch loaf pan, parchment paper, stand mixer or electric hand mixer, spatula
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 0.5 teaspoon baking soda
- 0.25 teaspoon salt
- 0.5 teaspoon nutmeg
- 0.25 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- 0.5 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
- 0.75 cup light brown sugar
- 2 large eggs, room temperature
- 0.75 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 2 cups chopped apples
- 0.5 cup chopped walnuts
- 0.25 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan with butter or cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, ground cloves, and lemon zest.
- In a separate bowl, mix together the melted butter and brown sugar until combined.
- Stir in the eggs, milk, and vanilla extract until combined.
- Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Do not overmix.
- Stir in the chopped apples and walnuts until combined.
- Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan.
- Mix together the granulated sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl and sprinkle over the top of the batter.
- Bake in preheated oven for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely.