My most amazing Fall recipe is this glazed apple cinnamon bread.
Glazed apple cinnamon bread is also my most popular item I sell at local farmers markets in the Fall. It is a major part of extending the season for my business. Mini loaves have been the most popular size for me but many customers who try the minis eventually want big loaves.
Starting with moderation and then wanting more applicious goodness. We are all hooked on this amazing glazed apple cinnamon bread.
And the success of this glazed apple cinnamon bread isn’t 100% due to my incredible baking skills. It’s just an amazing recipe that anyone can use with your favorite apple.
So, I’m excited to pass this on to you. I give full credit to the original recipe at the bottom of this post.
As you read through, you’ll find:
- The ingredients and instructions for making glazed apple cinnamon bread.
- Tips for growing apple trees for your own apples.
- Or ways to pick your own apples this fall by googling: “apple picking orchards near me“.
There’s lots of amazing apple recipes out there, but glazed apple cinnamon bread recipe is easily at the top of my list. Another one is for home made fried apple fritters.
This recipe I’m about to share with you is my absolute favorite healthy apple bread recipes with fresh apples. Let’s dive right in and start making it!
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What You Need
- Farm Fresh Apples – About 4-6 Medium apples
- 2 Farm Fresh Eggs – More Ways to Use Up Fresh Eggs
- 1/2 Cup Milk
- 1 1/2 Cup All-Purpose Flour – I Adore the King Arthur Brand of Flour
- 1 3/4 tsp. Baking Powder
- 1/3 cup Light Brown Sugar
- 1 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
- 1 1/2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
- 1/2 Cup Softened Butter
- 2/3 Cup White Sugar
For the Glaze, you simply need 1 cup of powdered sugar and about 3 Tablespoons of Milk. This makes a light and creamy clear glaze to be sprinkled over the top of the loaf.
How to Make It
First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and prepare your pan of choice. Spray a pan with your cooking spray of choice or line with paper and spray with the cooking spray.
Next, mix your brown sugar and cinnamon together in a small bowl. Set aside for later. Also, peel, core and chunk apples into another small bowl with 2 T. white sugar and 1 tsp. cinnamon. Set this aside as well.
Then, beat white sugar and butter together. I love using my kitchen aid mixer to do the work. Kitchen aid mixers are versatile and strong so they can get this type of tedious work done well.
After the sugar and butter is creamed, add in one egg at a time. Then, add vanilla extract.
Now, add the dry. Flour and baking powder. Stir the mixture until blended and then add milk. Finished batter until smooth. Now, for the fun part.
Building Your Bread
Yes, the fun part! Remember that bowl of sugar/cinnamon and the bowl of cinnamon apples you set aside? Well, you need them now.
And you need your prepared pans of choice. Ready to layer?
So, the first layer is going to be your batter. Spread a thin layer of the batter across the bottom of the pan. Then, add a spoonful of apples. Punch the apples down into the batter.
Then, top with a sprinkle of the brown sugar/cinnamon.
Next, repeat those layers one more time. Batter, Apples, brown sugar/cinnamon. Don’t be afraid to really stuff this full of apples. The more apples – The better the finished product!
And now you’re ready to bake. See below for the best bread pans with the best baking times allotted. When, the bread is finished, you should be able to stick a toothpick through the middle and bring it out clean. Let it cool completely before adding the glaze.
Don’t Forget The Glaze
Please, Please, Please – Don’t forget this step. The bread is pretty sweet without it…BUT the glaze just hits the spot. There’s nothing wrong with a little more sweetness this time of year.
Let’s discuss pans and baking times next. I’ll tell you which pans are my favorite ones.
Pan Size + Bake Time
I’ve experimented with different sizes and styles of bread pans. Here are the top pans I love and how you can get your hands on them:
- Mini Loaves (25 Minute Baking Time) – Makes 9 mini loaves
- Medium (45 Minute Baking Time, then add 5 until finished)
Other pans I’ve tried just don’t do the job as well as these do. And once you get the hang of baking this recipe and sharing with others, you’ll find that your pans will be full more than you think.
And you’ll be baking LOTS of loaves. They freeze well to thaw later with chili in the winter or for the holiday season. Here are some more things you can do with all these loaves you make.
What To Do with All Those Loaves You Make
So, you made too many loaves? Well, I already said you can wrap them up and freeze them. Double wrap in plastic wrap and stick into freezer bags.
Next, sell them! You’ll find customers easily by just sharing a post to Facebook. Or, having a booth at your local fall festival or farmer’s market. I generally sell mini loaves for $1 and medium loaves for $3. And I sell out every week.
Finally, share them with others. Here’s some ways you can do that:
- Donate to groups as refreshments.
- Share with teachers, volunteers, employees, other people you encounter daily.
- Give as a gift. Just wrap them up pretty and put a bow on them. They make great gifts.
Good quality delicious bread requires great apples. Grow them yourselves or support a backyard business to pick your own. Here are some quick tips for growing apple trees for your own apples.
How to Grow Your Own Apples
Here are some quick apple tree facts from common questions asked to help you get started in growing apple trees:
- Purchase appropriate seedlings for your area where you live that are going to be well adapted.
- Best soil for apple trees – Apple trees require well draining soil and full sun. The pH of the soil needs to be between 6 and 7.
- Easiest apple tree to grow – Depends on your area. Check with your local Extension Service or nursery to find out what grows well.
- How far apart to plant apple trees – For standard sized trees, the desired spacing is 20 feet apart.
- Prune young trees yearly in Late February – Early March.
- Be proactive with disease, insect and pest damage. If your trees are susceptible to problems, spray or install a prevention plan.
- You do need to plant two varieties for successful pollination.
- How long does it take to grow an apple tree – Depending on variety, it can take up to 10 years to have apples after planting seedlings!
The last bullet is one of the big reasons why we do not grow apple trees here at M. Young Farm & Garden Services. Growing up, my family did grow and care for already established apple trees so I know how much time it takes to grow amazing apples.
And I promote others like you to create a balanced fulfilled life, I live what I preach.
I don’t try to do it all. I truly believe in outsourcing certain local products because I simply do not have the time or care it takes to have a great product.
With everything we are doing in our busy rural life, I simply haven’t found the time it takes to start apple orchards. So, I support others in my area that do take the time to grow quality fruit orchards.
To help you out, I’ve located a great registry with apple picking orchards in almost every region in the United States.
Where to Find Apple Picking Orchards
I was searching around for the best apple picking near me and I found this awesome directory of apple orchards in every state! The web site is called Orange Pippin and it is really eye opening.
The directory contains contact info for each orchard so you can call or head over to their web site for more information.
While You Enjoy Fall and Apples…
Enjoy making and sharing this Glazed Apple Cinnamon Bread! Everyone who tastes it will want more of this healthy apple loaf recipe.
So, feel free to share this post with them. Or send them over to the pin on Pinterest Right Here where they can save it for later.
I hope you found inspiration to make this recipe for your friends and family as well as start growing your own or supporting a backyard business in your area. More importantly, I hope I’ve made your life easier with this recipe and helped you find some balance in your life by providing you with a wonderful, proven Fall Recipe.