Cinnamon Apple Bread with Walnut Streusel

Embracing the cozy Autumn days with this Cinnamon Apple Bread with Walnut Streusel. Three bowls, pantry staple ingredients, super quick to mix up, and SO DELICIOUS! Hm, that pretty much sums up this apple bread, and it’s the perfect bread to bake up all week long. With some fresh Honeycrisp apples, toasted walnuts, and your favorite cinnamon, this loaf becomes a dense, moist, and perfectly sweet treat that is guaranteed to become your new favorite bread. It’s perfect for all of the Autumn days ahead, and best enjoyed while it’s warm right out of the oven with a generous smear of homemade apple butter! SO. GOOD.

two slices laying in front of cinnamon apple loaf on upside down pan with knife, mug, and milk

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About The Recipe

This past week, baking has been an essential to keeping us warm during the cold Autumn days. There’s just something about the smell of spices in the oven that warms you from the inside out, you know?

Maybe that’s just me. I am a sucker for the smell (and flavor!) of cinnamon.

So, here is something to combine my love of warming cinnamon and apples!

cinnamon apple bread on pan with four slices laying in front

And, I am so excited to be sharing this loaf/bread/cake with you today! We have been working on this apple bread for days now and we finally got it just right. Most of the time, recipes are easy and fun to put together…and sometimes they require a little bit more time and TLC. This loaf is a prime example, but the extra effort into making this the best bread possible and multiple rounds of recipe testing were totally worth it!

We went through three different variations. From apple pie spice, to cinnamon, to adding streusel…

Not that any of the recipes were bad! It’s just the first few incarnations of this recipe were just okay.

We wanted something spectacular! So, back to work we went…and this loaf was finally the perfect bake!

Moist, delicious, and just enough batter to hold the whole thing together. When finished with the walnut streusel, this apple bread becomes something so special.

Perfect for the holidays…or whenever you just have a bunch of apples you want to bake!

Equipment Needed

  • Loaf Pan
  • Baking Spray
  • Mixing Bowls
  • Whisk

Ingredients

For The Bread:

  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Brown Sugar
  • Salt
  • Baking Powder
  • Baking Soda
  • Cinnamon
  • Eggs
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Apple Cider
  • Boiled Cider
  • Apples
  • Walnuts
flour, baking powder, salt, apples, oil, brown sugar, eggs, cinnamon, walnuts, apple cider, boiled cider in glass bowls

For The Streusel:

  • Brown Sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Ground Walnuts
spice, ground walnuts, flour, and brown sugar in bowls

Instructions

Combine the ground walnuts, brown sugar, cinnamon, and flour for the streusel in a small bowl! Set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, brown sugar, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon. Set aside.

In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the eggs, vegetable oil, apple cider, and boiled cider.

Pour the egg mixture into the flour mixture and whisk until combined.

Stir in the apples and walnuts.

Transfer the batter into a greased loaf pan and top with streusel. Bake at 325 for 75 minutes, or until the loaf tests done. Take it out of the oven and let cool in the pan. Turn out when it’s cool enough to handle. Some of the streusel will fall off, so you may want to do this close to the sink!

What To Serve With This Cinnamon Apple Bread…

Perfect for breakfast, a snack, or even dessert! This loaf is just as diverse as the things you can serve with it. Here are a few ideas to get you started!

Toppings:

Breakfast/Brunch Ideas:

How To Store

You can easily store this loaf in a covered container or in a freezer safe bag, and keep in the fridge or freezer. You could also store individual slices to keep portions easy to manage!

Substitutions

  • We used Honeycrisp apples to bake into this bread, but feel free to use your favorite baking apple.
  • Apple pie spice can be used in place of the cinnamon.
  • If you don’t like walnuts, feel free to use pecans or almonds!
two slices of apple bread with loaf and mugs behind

Expert Tips

  • You could make this bread into one large loaf like the instructions, or into two smaller loaf pans! Baking time will need to be adjusted if you do this.
  • You may need to cover the loaf with aluminum foil about 40 minutes into baking.
  • This recipe needs to be kept in the fridge or freezer.
  • Toasting the walnuts is optional, but recommended to get the full flavor!

When you make this Cinnamon Apple Bread with Walnut Streusel, leave a comment down below! We love hearing from you and answering any questions you might have! Also, be sure to tag us on social media and hashtag it #BakersTable.

two slices laying in front of cinnamon apple loaf on upside down pan with knife, mug, and milk

Cinnamon Apple Bread with Walnut Streusel

Traci
Perfectly sweet, packed with flavor, and so good! This Cinnamon Apple Bread with Walnut Streusel is guaranteed to be your new favorite breakfast.
4.8 from 10 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 10
Calories 368 kcal

Ingredients
 

Streusel

  • cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup toasted walnuts ground
  • 1 teaspoon all purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon

Bread

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¾ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • ¼ cup boiled apple cider
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups chopped apple
  • 1 cup toasted walnuts, chopped

Instructions

Streusel

  • In a small bowl, stir together brown sugar, walnuts, flour, and cinnamon. Set aside.

Bread

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Spray 9 inch loaf pan with baking spray. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine eggs, vegetable oil, apple cider, boiled apple cider, and vanilla. Whisk until combined.
  • Pour wet ingredients over dry ingredients and stir until combined. Do NOT over mix.
  • Fold in apples and walnuts.
  • Pour into prepared pan.
  • Top with streusel.
  • Bake for 45 minutes. Cover with aluminum foil.
  • Bake an additional 30 minutes, or until bread tests done.

Notes

Substituions:
  • We used Honeycrisp apples to bake into this bread, but feel free to use your favorite baking apple.
  • Apple pie spice can be used in place of the cinnamon.
  • If you don't like walnuts, feel free to use pecans or almonds!
Expert Tips:
  • You could make this bread into one large loaf like the instructions, or into two smaller loaf pans! Baking time will need to be adjusted if you do this.
  • You may need to cover the loaf with aluminum foil about 40 minutes into baking.
  • This recipe needs to be kept in the fridge or freezer.
  • Toasting the walnuts is optional, but recommended to get the full flavor!

Nutrition

Serving: 1sliceCalories: 368kcalCarbohydrates: 46gProtein: 4gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 322mgPotassium: 139mgFiber: 2gSugar: 24gVitamin A: 64IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 111mgIron: 2mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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