Country Apple Fritter Bread tastes better than any other traditional country bread. It is moist, and filled with fresh apples. Cakes baked in small batches make perfect serving size for holiday gatherings or weekend mornings when guests are usually reluctant to eat something sweet. My hubby and I enjoy making this special weekend bread available for baking at home every week. It is: wheat free, cholesterol free, refined sugar free, vegan (with some soy sauce as an option for those who wish) and tastes incredible without
With a golden brown appearance and an aroma that is wonderful. When you bite into it, you find a dense mass of moist fruit surrounded by a creamy white bread dough. The texture is slightly denser than some pound cake, but still has a crumbly exterior. The moist juice glazing the inside is rich and sweet. The flavor is just as good as it sounds; the slight sweetness and tang from the lemon zest balances out the rich flavors of the apples and cinnamon.
How to Prepare Country Apple Fritter Bread
Ingredients for Country Apple Fritter Bread
- Cake Mixture:
- 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
- 2/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup softened unsalted butter
- 2 fresh eggs
- 1 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla essence
- 1 1/2 cup flour
- 1 3/4 teaspoon baking agent
- 1/2 cup fresh milk
- 2 ripe apples, peeled and finely diced (any variety)
- Homemade Creme Glaze:
- 1/2 cup icing sugar
- 2 tablespoons milk or fresh cream
Directions for Country Apple Fritter Bread
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
- Prepare a 9×5-inch baking loaf pan by spraying it with non-stick cooking spray or line it with aluminum foil and then spray for easy removal.
- In a bowl, blend together light brown sugar and cinnamon and keep it aside.
- In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together granulated sugar and butter until it’s creamy and smooth. Gradually mix in the eggs followed by vanilla essence.
- In another bowl, sift together flour and baking agent. Slowly integrate this into the butter mixture. Once combined, pour in the milk to achieve a smooth consistency.
- Pour half of this batter into your loaf pan, layer it with half of the diced apples followed by half of the brown sugar and cinnamon mixture. Gently press this layer down.
- Repeat this layering with the remaining batter, apples, and sugar mixture. For added effect, use a knife to create a swirling pattern.
- Bake in your preheated oven until a tester comes out clean. This should take around 50-60 minutes.
- For the glaze: In a small bowl, whisk together the icing sugar and milk or cream. Drizzle this over the baked bread after it has cooled for about 15 minutes.
- Slice, serve, and relish the taste of tradition!
Can I use any type of apple for this recipe?
Absolutely! You can use any apple variety you prefer or have on hand. Some popular choices are Granny Smith, Golden Delicious, and Honeycrisp. Each variety will give the bread a slightly different flavor profile.
How can I store the apple fritter bread?
Store the bread in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. If you wish to store it longer, refrigerate it and warm slightly before serving.
Can this recipe be doubled?
Yes, you can easily double the ingredients to make two loaves. Just ensure you use two separate loaf pans and monitor the baking time accordingly.
Can I add nuts or dried fruits to this recipe?
Of course! Adding nuts like walnuts or pecans, or dried fruits like raisins or cranberries can give an extra crunch and flavor to the bread. Just fold them into the batter before baking.
What can I use in place of milk for the glaze?
If you’re out of milk or looking for a dairy-free option, you can use almond milk, coconut milk, or even water. The consistency might vary slightly, so adjust accordingly.
Is this bread suitable for freezing?
Yes, the Country Apple Fritter Bread freezes beautifully. Once cooled, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and place in a freezer bag. It can be stored frozen for up to 3 months. Thaw at room temperature before serving.
Country Apple Fritter Bread
- 1/3 cup light brown sugar
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 2/3 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup butter softened
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 3/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 apples peeled and chopped (any kind)
Old-fashioned creme glaze:
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 2 tbsp of milk or cream
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Use a 9×5-inch loaf pan and spray with non-stick spray or line with foil and spray with non-stick spray to get out easily for slicing.
- Mix brown sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl. Set aside.
- In another medium-sized bowl, beat white sugar and butter together using an electric mixer until smooth and creamy.
- Beat in eggs, 1 at a time, until blended in; add in vanilla extract.
- Combine & whisk flour and baking powder together in another bowl and add into creamed butter mixture and stir until blended.
- Mix milk into batter until smooth.
- Pour half the batter into the prepared loaf pan; add half the apple mixture, then half the brown sugar/cinnamon mixture.
- Lightly pat apple mixture into batter.
- Pour the remaining batter over apple layer and top with remaining apple mixture, then the remaining brown sugar/cinnamon mixture.
- Lightly pat apples into batter; swirl brown sugar mixture through apples using knife or spoon.
- Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean, approximately 50-60 minutes.
- To make glaze, mix powdered sugar and milk or cream together until well mixed.
- Let cool for about 15 minutes before drizzling with glaze.