Apple Fritter Bread


Here's a fall bread you won't be able to get enough of. The hardened sour cream icing on top really makes this apple fritter bread taste like the fried donut you know and love.

apple fritter bread

BHG / Sonia Bozzo

Prep Time:
20 mins
Bake Time:
1 hr
Stand Time:
10 mins
Cool Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
2 hrs 30 mins


  • 1 tart cooking apple, such as Granny Smith, peeled, cored, and finely chopped (1 1/4 cups)

  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • cup butter, softened

  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten

  • ½ cup milk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 recipe Sour Cream Icing (below)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease an 8x4-inch loaf pan. In a medium bowl combine the apples, brown sugar, and cinnamon. In another medium bowl combine the flour, baking powder, and salt.

  2. In mixing bowl beat sugar and butter until combined. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Beat in milk and vanilla. Add flour mixture; stir just until combined. Pour half of the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Add half of the apple mixture. Spread remaining batter over the apples in pan. Top with remaining apple mixture. Lightly pat apples into batter. Use a table knife to swirl apples into batter.

  3. Bake about 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cover with foil the last 10 minutes to prevent overbrowning, if necessary. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 minutes. Remove from pan; cool completely on a wire rack. Drizzle with Sour Cream Icing before slicing and serving.

Sour Cream Icing

In a small bowl combine 3 Tbsp. sour cream, 1/2 tsp. vanilla, and 3/4 cup powdered sugar. If necessary, beat in enough milk, 1 tsp. at a time, until drizzling consistency.

To Store:

Quick breads store well. In fact, they slice even better the next day. Store cooled bread in an airtight container at room temperature up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

294 Calories
8g Fat
52g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 294
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 56mg 19%
Sodium 227mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 52g 19%
Total Sugars 37g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0.1mg 1%
Calcium 91mg 7%
Iron 1.2mg 7%
Potassium 84mg 2%
Folate, total 40.5mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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