Every so often, my husband will post a picture of some food that one of his friends shared on Facebook with the caption “Please make.”
Although I would say he is about 50/50 for recipes that look truly delicious vs. recipes that look like cardiac arrest on a plate, when he posted this one on my wall last week, I knew I would make it, and soon.
Fall is coming, September is tomorrow, and I am so excited. I baked up a loaf of this delicious bread, which is chock full of sweet gala apples and cinnamon sugar, and I saved some of it for my husband, and I will take the rest over to my Nanny (my English grandmother) tomorrow morning.
This bread tastes EXACTLY like an apple fritter, or, at least, exactly what an apple fritter would taste like if it was baked into a bread. I guess it is definitely more of a cake, but since we baked it in a loaf pan, I will call it a bread. Not only does it taste amazing, it looks pretty darn appetizing too.
Bake this one up, my friends. You probably have all the ingredients in your pantry already, and you will not be disappointed.
Recipe adapted from Lui in Cucina
makes 1 9×5-inch loaf
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2/3 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 apple, peeled and chopped (any kind is fine), mixed with 1 T granulated sugar and 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9×5-inch loaf pan. (I greased and then lined with parchment paper for easy removal)
- Mix brown sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl.
- Beat white sugar and butter together in a bowl using an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time, until incorporated; add vanilla extract.
- Combine flour and baking powder together in a bowl; stir into creamed butter mixture. Mix milk into batter until smooth. Pour half the batter into the prepared loaf pan; add half the apples and half the brown sugar mixture. Lightly pat apple mixture into batter. Pour the remaining batter over apple layer; top with remaining apples and brown sugar mixture. Lightly pat apples into batter; swirl brown sugar mixture through apples using a finger or spoon.
- Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean, 30 to 40 minutes.
- Let cool for about 15 minutes before drizzling with glaze. Then, enjoy!