Dutch Apple Bread: A Warm Slice of Comfort 🍏🍞

Embrace the cozy charm of our Dutch Apple Bread, where the fragrant warmth of cinnamon-spiced apples meets the comforting allure of freshly baked bread. This delightful creation is not just a treat for the taste buds but also a symphony of autumn flavors that fills your home with irresistible aromas. Perfect for breakfast, brunch, or a comforting snack, this bread invites you to savor the simple pleasures of fall.


For the Bread:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce

For the Apple Topping:

  • 2 medium apples, peeled, cored, and finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

For the Streusel Topping:

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled and cubed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat Oven:
  • Preheat your oven to 350Β°F (175Β°C). Grease and flour a 9×5-inch loaf pan.
  1. Prepare Apple Topping:
  • In a bowl, toss chopped apples with melted butter, sugar, and cinnamon. Set aside.
  1. Prepare Streusel Topping:
  • In another bowl, combine flour, sugar, chilled butter, and cinnamon. Use your fingers to create a crumbly streusel mixture. Set aside.
  1. Prepare the Bread Batter:
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  • In a separate large bowl, cream together softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in vanilla extract.
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, alternating with applesauce. Begin and end with the dry ingredients.
  1. Assemble and Bake:
  • Pour half of the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Layer with half of the apple topping and half of the streusel topping. Repeat the layers.
  • Bake for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  1. Cool and Serve:
  • Allow the Dutch Apple Bread to cool in the pan for 15 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Slice and serve, savoring the delightful blend of spiced apples and tender bread.

Enjoy the comforting goodness of our Dutch Apple Breadβ€”a delicious ode to autumn with every slice. This bread is a celebration of the season’s bounty, whether enjoyed with a cup of tea on a quiet afternoon or shared with loved ones. Allow the aroma of cinnamon and apples to envelop you, transforming ordinary moments into treasured memories.

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