Cinnamon Apple Butter Bread

An easy recipe for moist homemade cinnamon apple butter bread. A perfect Fall quick-bread recipe, packed full of amazing flavors. Enjoy for breakfast or snack!

Easy homemade moist cinnamon apple butter bread recipe from @bakedbyrachel. A perfect Fall quick-bread recipe, packed full of amazing flavors!

Here’s one of those statements we all probably hated or rolled our eyes at to some degree when we were little, depending on the content of course…. When I was younger… or, when I was your age…

It eventually always hits everyone though. We’re not little anymore. A phrase we use for comparison or to talk about way back when… yes… way back. But, really. When I was little, kids didn’t start sports super young and have to stick with them straight through school to have any chance at making a team. Soccer is heavily pushed around here starting at a very young age. If you stop for a year or two even in elementary school, your chances of catching up with your peers is slim, unless you’re just that amazing.

Most sports didn’t start until high school when I was younger. Field hockey, track or lacrosse for example… to name just a few. Now, the earlier you can start, the better off you are. I wish I had been able to start earlier with field hockey, perhaps I would’ve stuck it out even though the coaches were awful. Even with how much I loved playing, the drama and headaches from the coaches wasn’t worth it. Now, I get to live vicariously through my girls, happily playing their hearts out at much younger ages than when I played. We spent the better part of the weekend, immersed in field hockey. Between jamboree games, watching college games on tv and practicing skills with friends and sisters – it was a very field hockey filled weekend. And that’s on top of our daily field hockey fixes with regular games and practices.

Easy homemade moist cinnamon apple butter bread recipe from @bakedbyrachel. A perfect Fall quick-bread recipe, packed full of amazing flavors!

Also… happy Fall! I couldn’t let that one slip by. It’s my favorite season of the year. This born and raised New England girl is completely Fall obsessed. It’s probably a safe bet that I’ve always loved Fall, but I love it even more now. Apple season, foliage, sports, cooler weather, cinnamon spice everything! It all makes me so happy. Of course, the weather isn’t quite Fall-like at the moment. We’re creeping up on 90°F today. Thankfully, it’s returning to normal temps tomorrow, but I’m ready for this warm spell to be over. I’m just not ready for Fall to fly by and snow to hit… I know that’s basically right around the corner.

So, now that it’s officially Fall, I hope you’re ready for all things apple flavored and very soon, (October!) pumpkin flavored.

I made this loaf a few weeks back to share with friends at a field hockey game. The slices disappeared fast! Between a hungry group of hungry kids and apple loving momma’s, we finished off the loaf in no time.

This super easy Fall quick-bread recipe is packed full of amazing apple and spices. A super moist homemade cinnamon apple butter bread, perfect for snacking or enjoying a slice for breakfast. Slather with fresh apple butter for an extra special treat. Add this fun apple butter loaf to your Fall baking plans! It’s a must make!

Easy homemade moist cinnamon apple butter bread recipe from @bakedbyrachel. A perfect Fall quick-bread recipe, packed full of amazing flavors!

Tips tricks and questions answered…

What is apple butter?
Apple butter is a super concentrated version of applesauce. It’s cooked longer, removing the excess liquid and causing it to become thicker and even more flavorful.

Where can I buy apple butter?
Most grocery stores or big box chains should carry it. The location in-store will vary. You can check near the jams or applesauce.

Can I make my own apple butter?
Yes! And I highly recommend it! Try either of these two recipes: small batch stovetop cinnamon apple butter or a larger batch recipe with canning instructions – slow cooker apple butter recipe.

Can I substitute applesauce?
I wouldn’t recommend it, as this recipe was written for and tested using apple butter. If you cannot find or don’t want to make apple butter from scratch. You can always cook down a jar of store bought apple butter. The proper consistency is similar to jam. It can sit on a spoon and not immediately slide off. There will also be no puddles of liquid in the apple butter at the correct consistency.

Can I change the spices or use apple pie spice instead?
Yes! Spices are easy to adjust and I highly recommend adjusting those to your personal taste preference.

Can I make substitutions to the ingredients?
Yes and no. A few have been mentioned above. You can typically substitute plain low-fat yogurt for sour cream. Beyond that, substitute or tweak at your own risk. If you’re familiar with substitutions, by all means, have fun. Keep in mind that this recipe works as written, any changes can potentially change the outcome of the final loaf.

How should I store loaf?
Slice and store in an airtight bag or container for up to several days. It can also be chilled to keep longer, or frozen.

Cinnamon Apple Butter Bread

An easy recipe for moist homemade cinnamon apple butter bread. A perfect Fall quick-bread recipe, packed full of amazing flavors. Enjoy for breakfast or snack!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Bread, Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple butter, Baking, Bread, Fall
Servings: 10 slices

Ingredients

  • 1/2 C unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 C granulated sugar
  • 1/2 C light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp all spice
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 C cinnamon apple butter
  • 1/3 C sour cream
  • 2 C all purpose flour

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 10-inch loaf pan with baking spray. Line pan with parchment paper, leaving overhang on two sides. 
  • In a large bowl or stand mixer fit with a paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugars. Beat in egg and vanilla. Scrape bowl as needed. Mix in baking soda, baking powder, salt and spices. Alternate additions of apple butter, sour cream and flour. Ending with flour. Mix until fully combined and no streaks remain. 
  • Carefully pour batter into loaf pan. Spread into an even layer. 
  • Bake for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs. 
  • Allow loaf to cool in pan for at least 5-10 minutes or until easy to handle. Gently run an offset spatula or thin knife along the edge of the loaf exposed to the pan. Grabbing the excess parchment paper, carefully pull up and out. Allow loaf to cool completely on a wire rack prior to slicing. 
  • Store sliced apple butter bread in a large sealable bag or other airtight container for up to several days. 

Notes

*Store bought or homemade apple butter may be used.
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel

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Easy homemade moist cinnamon apple butter bread recipe from @bakedbyrachel. A perfect Fall quick-bread recipe, packed full of amazing flavors!

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