I have a huge weakness for bread. And when there’s cinnamon and sugar involved, all bets are off. Add apples and my world is complete. I’m pretty sure my heart looks like an apple fritter. This recipe makes a beautiful, sweet loaf of bread that is, well, everything. And it lasts longer than a muffin. If we’re being honest, take a close look at the picture and you’ll see the loaf looks a little ‘short’. The hardest part of this recipe is just waiting for it to come out of the oven. It’s a great brunch bread served with coffee or tea, or if you have hungry kids at home like I do, a big glass of milk will do just fine.
Adams Apple Crunchy Cinnamon Bread
1/2 tbsp ground cinnamon
1/3 cup sugar
2/3 cup brown sugar divided
1/4 cup softened butter
1/4 cup original Adams Apple Butter
2 beaten eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/3 cup milk
Peeled and chopped Granny Smith apple (you can use any apple, but Granny Smiths are great for pies and bread because the tartness offsets the sweet)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 8×4 loaf pan with non-stick spray.
Combine 1/3 cup of the brown sugar and cinnamon and set aside.
Cream sugar, remaining brown sugar and butter. Mix in Adams Apple Butter, beaten eggs, and vanilla.
Stir together flour and baking powder. Add to egg mixture along with milk and stir until combined without overmixing.
Pour half of the batter into the loaf pan. Sprinkle with 1/2 of the apples and 1/2 of the cinnamon mixture.
Stir remaining apples into the remaining batter and pour into the pan. Top with remaining cinnamon mixture.
Bake about 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.