Cheery and Comforting Cinnamon Apple Bread
Why I Love This Recipe
The recipe came from my mom, who would bake this for our entire family on a brisk fall afternoon. The amazing aroma of cinnamon and apples fills your house with the comforting scent of fall, while offering a delicious treat that can be served as breakfast, an afternoon snack, or a delicious desert!
Ingredients You'll Need
½ cup packed brown sugar
1½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
⅔ cup white sugar
½ cup butter, softened
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1½ cups all-purpose flour
1½ teaspoons baking powder
½ cup milk
2 large red apples, peeled and finely chopped
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan.
In a stand mixer, combine white sugar and butter until smooth.
Add eggs and vanilla and continue to beat on medium speed until combined.
Add flour and baking powder, then milk.
Pour half the batter into the prepared pan.
Cover batter with half of the apples
Pat apples into batter with the back of a spoon.
Sprinkle with half of sugar and cinnamon mixture
Pour the remaining batter over apple layer; top with remaining apples and add more brown sugar/cinnamon mixture.
Pat topping into the batter with the back of a large spoon.
Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the middle of the loaf comes out clean.
Cool in pan 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.