Fresh Apple Bread

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Fresh Apple Bread is an easy to make quick loaf bread recipe.

sliced Fresh Apple Bread

There are many reasons to love this bread. It’s spiced just right with plenty of spices, it’s moist and tender, and it’s packed full of fresh apples. I have notes below on which apples are the best to use for baking. This fresh apple bread is a terrific breakfast bread and it’s great for afternoon snacking too.

sliced Fresh Apple Bread

How to make Fresh Apple Bread:

You’ll need a 5×9-inch loaf pan (I love this one, and it comes in three colors). In a bowl, you’ll cream white sugar and butter together. Then you’ll add in eggs, sour cream and vanilla. Separately, you’ll whisk together the dry ingredients (all purpose flour and spices, etc.). And then you’ll combine the wet ingredients and the dry ingredients. 

Next, you’ll peel a couple of apples, chop them finely and toss them with apple cider vinegar. Then you’ll stir the apples into the batter. The fresh apple bread batter is then scraped into the loaf pan and baked for about 55 minutes.

looking at the inside of fresh apple bread

What are the best apples to use for baking?

  • Granny Smith (tart, but they work well in baking when combined with plenty of sugar)
  • Jonathan, Jonagold and Cortland (a good combo of sweet and tart)
  • Braeburn (on the sweeter side)
  • Honeycrisp (sweet with a hint of honey)

sliced fresh apple bread

Bake this easy fresh apple bread to make and share today… enjoy!

Here are a few more recipes using fresh apples that you might like to try:

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Fresh Apple Bread

A delicious loaf of bread!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 249kcal
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Keyword apple, bread


  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, at room temperature
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • cups finely chopped, peeled apple
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar


  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Grease and flour a 5x9-inch loaf pan.
  • In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to combine the sugar, butter until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, sour cream and vanilla and mix to combine.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and cloves.
  • Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
  • In a medium bowl, toss the apples with the vinegar. Stir the apples into the batter.
  • Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 50 to 55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Remove from the pan and cool on a wire rack.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 249kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 276mg | Potassium: 98mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 350IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg
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  • Sonia wrote:

    Could you tell me what the white vinegar is for can you use any vanilla or lemon extract