Spiced Apple Bread

Spiced Apple Bread – this delicious, subtly spiced apple bread is the perfect autumn treat, enjoy a slice or two with a cup of coffee in the morning or anytime you’re craving a little something sweet.

Spiced Apple Bread

Apple season has arrived here in New England, which means it’s time for one of my family’s favorite fall activities – apple picking. Last week, along with some friends, the kids and I went apple picking for the first time this season. Our group, comprised of three moms and eight kids, had a great time at Shelburne Farm, on a beautiful sunny afternoon, picking apples, both Gala and McIntosh as well as some peaches and Asian pears.

Each family went home with a nice stash of fruit, mainly apples. My three kids all love apples and enjoy them whole or sliced as snacks or along with a meal. Of course, I could not resist, baking something with apples.

Spiced Apple Bread

I’ve been searching for an apple bread recipe, that my 7-year old son, would enjoy. I’ve mentioned before, that he can be picky when it comes to baked goods, he doesn’t like them to contain nuts or chunks of fruit.

So, I thought I’d peel and grate the apples, like I do for my son’s favorite Spiced Zucchini Bread Mini Loaves, and add similar spices. The resulting Spiced Apple Bread is so delicious, has a nice fluffy texture and is subtly spiced with a nice amount of apple flavor.

Spiced Apple Bread

This delicious Spiced Apple Bread is wonderful for breakfast in the morning along with a cup of coffee. My son enjoyed having a slice in his lunch at school.

A slice or two of this subtly Spiced Apple Bread is also great for an afternoon snack along with a cup of tea or anytime you’re in the mood for a little slice of something sweet.

Spiced Apple Bread

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes

Yield: 2 9x5-inch loaves

Spiced Apple Bread

Spiced Apple Bread - this delicious, subtly spiced apple bread is the perfect autumn treat, enjoy a slice or two with a cup of coffee in the morning or anytime you're craving a little something sweet.


  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups grated apple (see Notes)
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease two 9 x 5-inch loaf pans.
  2. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat sugar and vegetable oil to blend.
  3. Add in eggs, one at a time, then vanilla mixing after each addition.
  4. Add in the apple and stir to combine.
  5. In another large bowl, sift together (I use a whisk) flour, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  6. Stir flour mixture into apple mixture in 2 or 3 additions until just combined.
  7. Spoon batter evenly into loaf pans.
  8. Bake in preheated oven for 45 – 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of a loaf comes out clean.
  9. Cool loaf pans on wire racks for 10 minutes. Remove loaves from pans, place on racks and cool completely.


About 2 – 3 apples yields 2 cups grated apple. I used a combination of Gala and McIntosh. I remove the skin from the apple as my kids prefer it this way, but you can leave the skins on if you prefer. I use my food processor, fitted with the metal blade, to grate the apple.

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Spiced Apple Bread


  1. Julia says:

    This recipe is the only sweet bread recipe i use….works for pumkin or banana also….just use 2 cups of canned pumkin or 2 cups mashed ripe bananas instead of apple. This recipe is fail proof.

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