Apple Cider Bread is the perfect fall themed quick loaf recipe!
This bread is full of chunks of fresh apples. It’s very generous with the apples! That makes this kind of a rustic loaf. It’s deliciously lumpy. The bread is flavored with cinnamon and cloves. It has great flavor. Apple Cider Bread is a quick loaf that I make often in the fall months when apples are plentiful!
Apple cider is not so obvious in the store. Locate it in the juice aisle, but there will be far more varieties of apple juice than apple cider. Keep looking though. It’s there! Additionally, during apple season you may find it in a seasonal area of your market.
What’s the difference between apple juice and apple cider?
Apple Cider has not gone through a filtration process of removing the pulp or sediment. Apple Juice has been filtered and processed, and it’s pasteurized to extend the shelf life. Apple Juice is generally not a good substitute for apple cider in recipes because it’s much sweeter.
What kind of apples are best for baking Apple Cider Bread?
The apples in the store are looking good. We usually hit up our local mountains for a day of apple picking. The balance of sweet and tart is perfect for apple bread. You want an apple baked into the bread that won’t fall apart in the process of baking it. Granny Smith is a good choice. Honeycrisp, Fuji or Gala apples can be used for Apple Cider Bread too.
This is a breakfast loaf that is full of apple chunks. It’s slightly sweet with a hint of fall spices. It’s so simple to make and bake and eat. Slices of this Apple Cider Bread happen to be awesome as an afternoon snack too.
Heated with a smear of butter (real butter) is the best way to serve this. And look at all that fruit tucked in there nice and perfect. It’s my celebratory, kick-start to fall. Bake Apple Cider Bread today sometime soon. Enjoy!
Here are a few more apple bread recipes you might like to try:
- Dutch Apple Bread
- Fresh Apple Bread
- Apple Butterscotch Bread
- Applesauce Oatmeal Bread
- Praline Topped Apple Bread
- Caramel Apple Monkey Bread
- Apple Fritter Bread
Apple Cider Bread
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
- 2/3 cup granulated white sugar
- 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, at room temperature
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup apple cider
- 2¼ cups peeled and chopped apples
- 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 8x5-inch loaf pan with nonstick spray.
- In a medium bowl, sift the dry ingredients (flour through cloves).
- In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to cream together the sugars and butter. Beat in eggs. Add in flour mixture alternately with cider- about half at a time, and mix just until combined.
- In a small bowl, toss the apples with lemon juice. Stir into the batter.
- Scoop the batter into the prepared pan. Bake 50 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool for at least 20 minutes, then remove to a wire rack and let cool completely.
- I like to use a combination of apples- for this recipe I used Granny Smith and Gala.
- This bread is one of those that tastes much better the next day. It will keep for several days- just keep in a covered container or wrap well.