Apple Cinnamon Swirl Bread with Caramel Apple Glaze

This Apple Cinnamon Swirl Bread with Caramel Apple Glaze is a delicious as it sounds! Fresh apples, a cinnamon sugar swirl, and then drizzled with an apple caramel glaze. This bread makes a delicious treat that’s perfect for dessert or with coffee!

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This Apple Cinnamon Swirl Bread with Caramel Apple Glaze is to die for and it’s pretty easy to make. There are TWO layers of fluffy cake, fresh apples, and cinnamon, and sugar. And if that wasn’t enough, I decided to top it off with a Caramel Apple Glaze that really takes this bread over the top! This recipe was inspired by The Baking Chocolatess apple bread.

Ingredients Needed to Make Apple Cinnamon Swirl Bread

  • brown sugar
  • ground cinnamon
  • freshly grated nutmeg (or ground nutmeg)
  • butter, room temp
  • sugar
  • eggs, room temp
  • vanilla extract
  • all-purpose flour
  • baking powder
  • milk, room temp
  • apples (any type, I used granny smith)
  • lemon juice
apple cinnamon swirl bread with apple caramel glaze

How to Make Apple Bread with Caramel Apple Glaze

1. Preheat oven to 350° and prepare bread pan.

2. Peel the apples and cut them into cubes, trying to keep them similarly sized. Add the apples to a bowl and add the lemon juice, sugar, and cinnamon stir and set aside.

3. In another small bowl, add the brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg and mix together with a fork. Set the bowl aside with the apples.

apples, lemon juice, sugar, nutmeg and cinnamon
Apples in lemon juice, cinnamon, sugar and nutmeg.

4. In a medium mixing bowl, add the flour and baking powder and whisk to mix together. Set aside with the other bowls.

5. Add the butter and sugar to a large mixing bowl and beat together with a mixer until creamed together, about 3-4 minutes. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, mixing each one individually. Add the vanilla and fully mix everything together.

6. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and stir in with a spatula. After everything is combined, add the milk and fully incorporate it. The mixture will be nice and thick and creamy.

apple bread batter
Apple Cinnamon Swirl Bread batter.

Pour half of the batter into the prepared bread pan, add half of the apples, and then half of the cinnamon brown sugar mixture on top.

Repeat with the rest of the batter, apples, and sugar mixture. lightly press everything on the top with your spatula.

apple bread pressed and ready to bake
Cinnamon Apple Bread before baking.

Bake for 50-55 minutes. Check with a toothpick and when it comes out clean, the bread is done! Remove from the oven and allow the bread to cool for 10 minutes in the pan and then remove and cool completely on a wire rack.

cinnamon apple swirl bread with caramel apple glaze

How to Make the Caramel Apple Glaze

The Caramel Apple Glaze is surprisingly easy to make, but you have t be a little speedy with it. Melted caramel candies are delicious but the caramel will start to set as soon as it cold so be swift but careful because caramel is HOT!

  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, add the caramel candies and zap in the microwave for 30 seconds. Remove and stir and zap for 15 more seconds if needed.
  2. Quickly stir in the heavy cream and apple flavoring before drizzling on top of the apple cinnamon swirl bread.
apple bread side view of slice

How to Serve This Apple Bread

This bread is delicious served warm, at room temperature, or cold and can be served for breakfast, a snack, or dessert. As with a lot of the baked goods I make, this Apple Cinnamon Swirl Bread is really, really good with coffee in the morning ☕️. Everyone in my house loved this bread so much it disappeared in one day so you may want to make a double batch if you want some for the next morning 😂.

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Apple Cinnamon Swirl Bread with Caramel Apple Glaze

Apple Cinnamon Swirl Bread has fresh apples, a cinnamon sugar swirl, and an apple caramel glaze.
Course Bread, Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword apple cinnamon bread, apple fritter bread, caramel apple glaze, easy apple bread
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 1 9″ loaf
Author EmilyFabulous

Equipment

  • bread pan
  • parchment paper
  • 2 small mixing bowls
  • 2 medium mixing bowls
  • 1 large mixing bowl
  • rubber spatula
  • hand mixer

Ingredients

Apples

  • 2 apples, peeled and cut into cubes I used granny smith
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp freshly grated nutmeg (or ½ tsp ground nutmeg)

Brown Sugar Mixture

  • cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp freshly grated nutmeg (or ½ tsp ground nutmeg)

Bread Batter

  • cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ tbsp baking powder
  • 1 stick butter, room temp
  • cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temp
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup milk, room temp

Caramel Glaze

  • 8 caramel candies, unwrapped
  • 2 tbsp heavy cream, room temp
  • ¼ tsp apple flavoring

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350° and prepare bread pan with butter and parchment paper.
    bread pan with butter and parchment paper

Prep the Apples

  • Peel the apples and cut them into cubes, trying to keep them similar sized. Don't worry if there is a little peel or they aren't exactly the same size, they don't have to be perfect. Add the apples to a bowl and add the lemon juice, sugar, and cinnamon stir and set aside.
    apples, lemon juice, sugar, nutmeg and cinnamon

Brown Sugar Mixture

  • In another small bowl, add the brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg and mix together with a fork (I found this works best). Set the bowl aside with the apples.
    brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg topping

Bread Batter

  • In a medium mixing bowl, add the flour and baking powder and whisk to mix together. Set aside with the other bowls.
    flour and baking powder mixture
  • Add the butter and sugar to a large mixing bowl and beat together with a mixer until creamed together, about 3-4 minutes. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, mixing each one individually. Add the vanilla and fully mix everything together.
    butter, sugar, vanilla, and eggs creamed together
  • Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and stir in with a spatula. After everything is combined, add the milk and fully incorporate it. The mixture will be nice and thick and creamy.
    apple bread batter
  • Pour half of the batter into the prepared bread pan, add half of the apples, and then half of the cinnamon brown sugar mixture on top.
    first layer of banana bread in the pan
  • Repeat with the rest of the batter, apples, and sugar mixture. lightly press everything on the top with your spatula.
    apple bread pressed and ready to bake
  • Bake for 50-55 minutes. Check with a toothpick and when it comes out clean, the bread is done! Remove from the oven and allow the bread to cool for 10 minutes in the pan and then remove and cool completely on a wire rack.
    baked apple brad in a bread pan

Caramel Glaze

  • While the bread is cooling, make the caramel glaze. In a microwave-safe bowl, add the caramel candies and melt in the microwave for 30 seconds, stir, and microwave for 15 more seconds. Once the caramel is fully melted, stir in the heavy cream and apple flavoring. Immediately drizzle the glaze over the top of the cooled bread and enjoy!
    apple cinnamon swirl bread with apple caramel glaze

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