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Apple bread is a deliciously moist and flavorful treat that’s perfect for any time of the year.

With chunks of fresh apples and a hint of cinnamon, this bread captures the essence of homemade comfort food.

Whether you’re enjoying it for breakfast, as a snack, or dessert, this apple bread is sure to become a family favorite.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups peeled and finely chopped apples (about 2 medium apples)
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)


Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a 9×5-inch loaf pan or line it with parchment paper.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.

Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Stir in the vanilla extract.

Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, alternating with the sour cream, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients.

Mix until just combined.

Fold in the chopped apples and nuts (if using).

Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and smooth the top with a spatula.

Bake in the preheated oven for 60-70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean.

Allow the bread to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before transferring it to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutritional Facts

This Apple Bread recipe yields approximately 12 slices.

Here are the nutritional facts per slice:

  • Calories: 220
  • Protein: 3g
  • Fat: 9g
  • Carbohydrates: 33g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugars: 18g
  • Sodium: 190mg


Can I use a different type of apple for this recipe?

Yes, you can use any type of apple you prefer. Tart apples like Granny Smith or sweet varieties like Honeycrisp both work well, depending on your taste preference.

How should I store apple bread?

Store apple bread in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. For longer storage, you can refrigerate it for up to a week or freeze it for up to 3 months.

Can I make this recipe gluten-free?

Yes, you can substitute the all-purpose flour with a gluten-free flour blend designed for baking. Ensure all other ingredients are gluten-free as well.

Can I add other fruits or mix-ins to the apple bread?

Absolutely! You can add dried cranberries, raisins, or even a handful of chocolate chips for a twist. Adjust the quantities to suit your preference.

What is the best way to serve apple bread?

Apple bread is delicious on its own, but you can also serve it warm with a pat of butter, a drizzle of honey, or a dollop of cream cheese for extra richness.

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