This Apple Fritter Bread captures the magic of crunchy and sweet vegan apple fritters in one easy quick bread. It’s packed with fresh apples, cinnamon, and all kinds of fall goodness!
Who can resist the soft, fluffy, and apple-filled magic of an apple fritter donut? They’re one of the best treats to indulge in during fall (or year-round) and are easy to make, too. This Apple Fritter Bread, however, is just as magical!
It’s the perfect solution for those who want to feed a crowd without having to deep fry a batch of donuts. Every fluffy and sweet bite is packed with fresh apples and cinnamon sugar, then topped with a simple powdered sugar glaze. It’s possibly the best vegan quick bread you’ll try!
Why is this apple fritter bread a must for fall?
- Three words: Cinnamon. Apple. Filling: Just like how real apple fritters are stuffed with fresh chopped apples, you’ll find cinnamon sugar-coated apples in the middle and on top of this quick bread.
- Delightfully soft, warm, and comforting: The classic flavors of fall, like cinnamon, brown sugar, fresh apples, and vanilla, are found in every bite. Pair each slice with a cup of tea or a pumpkin spice latte for an extra dreamy treat.
- A layered bread that’s easy to make: It may look like it came straight from the bakery, but any level of home baker can have success here. Vegan apple fritter bread just as easy to make as my banana bread – all you need are baking staples, a few mixing bowls, and an oven!
How to make apple fritter bread
Find the complete printable recipe with measurements below in the recipe card.
First, stir the soy milk and ground flaxseeds together in a large bowl to make the flax egg. Let the mixture sit while it thickens. After about 2 minutes, add the sugar, melted vegan butter, and vanilla to the same bowl. Whisk to combine.
Sprinkle the flour, baking powder, and salt on top of the wet mixture. Gently stir until the batter has just come together. Pour half into your prepared loaf pan.
Whisk the brown sugar and cinnamon together in a small bowl. In a separate medium bowl, stir the chopped apples, sugar, and cinnamon together.
Scoop half of the apple filling on top of the batter in the pan. Pour the rest of the batter on top, then top with the remaining apples. You can press them down slightly with your hands to make sure they stick.
Sprinkle the brown sugar and cinnamon mixture on top of the apples, then bake the bread until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out mostly clean.
While you wait, stir the powdered sugar and milk together to make the glaze.
Once the apple fritter bread is completely cool, drizzle the glaze on top, then slice and serve. Enjoy!
Frequently asked questions
- Can it be made gluten free? I haven’t tested this recipe with gluten free flour, but replacing the all purpose flour with a gluten free flour blend should work well.
- Can I use a different size pan? Yes, you can bake the apple bread in one 8-inch cake pan instead. Alternatively, double the recipe and bake it in two cake pans.
- Can I make muffins instead? Sure! Make the recipe as normal but layer the batter, apples, and cinnamon sugar in a standard lined muffin pan instead. Bake at 400ºF for 20 to 24 minutes.
- How long does it last? The apple fritter bread is best eaten the day it’s made, otherwise, it will become soggy. However, you can keep any leftovers (preferably without the glaze) wrapped well and in the fridge for about 5 days.
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Apple Fritter Bread
- 1/3 cup light brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 medium apples, peeled, cored, and chopped
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and grease a standard loaf pan (9×5 inches). I also like to line the pan with parchment paper for easy removal after baking.
- In a large bowl, combine the soy milk and ground flaxseeds. Stir, then let sit for 2 minutes to thicken a bit. Now add the sugar, melted vegan butter and vanilla and whisk until well combined.
- Add the flour on top of the wet ingredients, then the baking powder and salt. Use a wooden spoon or spatula and mix until just combined. Do not over mix or the bread will be dense.
- Pour half of the batter into the prepared pan, reserving the other half in the bowl.
- In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.
- In a medium sized bowl, combine the apple filling ingredients. Spoon half of the apples on top of the batter in the pan.
- Pour the rest of the batter on top of the apples, then top with the remaining apples. Push the apples down into the batter a bit with your hands.
- Sprinkle the brown sugar cinnamon on top of the apples.
- Place the bread in the oven with a pan in the rack below in case any apple juices drip. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes or a little longer, until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out mostly clean.
- Let cool in the pan for 30 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack.
- In a small bowl (optional), stir the powdered sugar and milk together to form the glaze. Drizzle over the top of the bread. Slice, serve immediately and enjoy!