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 all nice and perfect. It’s my celebratory, kick-start to fall. Bake some Apple Cider Bread sometime soon. Enjoy!
Apple Bread Recipes:
- Dutch Apple Bread
- Fresh Apple Bread
- Apple Butterscotch Bread
- Applesauce Oatmeal Bread
- Praline Topped Apple Bread
- Caramel Apple Monkey Bread
- Apple Fritter Bread
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Apple Cider Bread
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves
- ⅔ cup granulated white sugar
- ⅓ cup packed light brown sugar
- ¼ cup (½ stick) butter, at room temperature
- 2 large eggs
- ½ cup apple cider
- 2¼ cups peeled and finely diced apples
- 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
- Preheat the oven to 350°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 the eggs. Add in the flour mixture alternately with the 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.
This was absolutely the best moistest easiest apple bread I’ve ever made
I am using apple juice cider in my apple cider bread. Do I need to cut down how much sugar I need to add?
I think it will be fine for an equal swap. No need to adjust sugar.
I have apples, applesauce, and cider vinegar, but NO apple cider. Anything I can do with what I have??? It looks so good!
You need apple juice or apple cider!
I am making 2 loaves right now. I did add chopped walnuts. It smells amazing in my kitchen.
Delicious.. Substitute cake four as added quarter two nutmeg. It is very moist and great the first day.
Ummmmmmmm!!!!!! So Good!!!! I love it!!!!
I loved this recipe and included it in an apple cider round up on my blog. Thanks for making and sharing this, it sounds fabulous!
I’ll bet in mini loaf pans this recipe would be a lovely gift to many. I can’r wait to try it.
smells amazing… in the oven right now. Can’t wait! Great way to use up the apples I picked with my 2 year old son.
I’ve made this twice in the last few weeks (there is a loaf in the oven right now). This recipe is really good – thank you for sharing it!
I’m the queen on quick breads – and this one looks amazing. I have about 20 lbs of apples in my fridge. What a great way to use them up.
I was just complaining about peeling, coring, and slicing and here you go making this yummy looking loaf. Dang!
How many apples did you need? I would think that 3 would be enough but don’t want to under-purchase at the store.
3 large apples should be plenty.
Made this recipe in the form of muffins this morning and I also replaced the butter with 4oz of plain applesauce. I used a variety of apple from our local orchard called “Molly”. They turned out very tasty! Thanks for the recipe 🙂
Looks great! I love fall breads. Now I just need an apple peeler, corer, slicer gadget.
Tried it this weekend. Used 3 kinds of apples since that’s what I had on hand and it is wonderful. My family loved it.
Fall is in the air, can’t wait to try this!
Looks very rustic and a great accompaniment to hot coffee on an Autumn morning! Delicious!
We just went apple picking and used this recipe to help use up some of the apples (still have a ton). It was delicious, mildly spicy with definite apple flavor. This one will be written down.
This looks so great! I went apple picking last week and have a ton leftover. Need to try this!
That looks delicious. I love fresh bread, and the apple cider flavor sounds great!
love those big chunks of apples! i can’t wait for apple season
oh my gosh..the inside of that bread looks ahMAHzing!
I agree, I am ready for fall too!!
Mouthwatering bread recipe! It look tasty. I will love to bake this bread. It must be perfect with hot apple cider, tea or that special morning coffee. Thanks for the recipe.
I’m so excited for apple season, and I’m adding this to my list of apple recipes that I want to make!!
Will definitely be trying this when my local orchard starts up the pressing for the year. Can’t wait. Thanks for sharing!
I love the little apple nuggets inside that loaf of bread. It must be so moist and moreish!
Yum, this bread looks really delicious – I love apple bread! Gorgeous photos.
Yay for fall baking! The bread looks wonderful!
Has been added to my Fall to-bake list!
This looks delicious! I love how jam-packed full of apples it is. Yum!
The majority of my cooking is quick breads- they are my favorite. So simple and sooooo good. This is the perfect way to say hello to fall!
Yum! I just made Apple Cider Muffins myself. Nothing speaks fall more than a nice apple cider. This bread looks great, will need to try it next 🙂
Perfect welcome to fall!
I was JUST looking for an apple bread recipe, definitely saving yours!!
Quick loaf and chunks of apple and I love apple cider…perfect!
And it’s been soooo hot in San Diego. Nothing like a little “fall” weather, eh?
I am so excited for apple season. This looks heavenly!
This sounds lovely. I like trying new apple recipes, so I’m glad you posted this one before the full swing of fall!