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sliced apple butter bread
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5 from 2 votes

Apple Butter Bread

Apple butter bread with some serious apple flavor and perfect texture. Concentrated apple cider, homemade apple butter, and fresh grated apple all work together to make a classic fall snack or breakfast quick bread.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time50 minutes
Total Time1 hour 5 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 236kcal


For the Bread

  • cup apple cider, boiled and reduced to ⅓ cup and cooled
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup apple butter can be homemade or store bought
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • ½ large apple, grated

Cinnamon Sugar Topping

  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • teaspoon cinnamon


  • Preheat over to 350°. Spray your baking pan (s) with cooking spray. 
  • In a small sauce pan, boil apple cider, over medium high heat until reduced by ½ and is equal to about ⅓ of a cup. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, granulated sugar, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves. Whisk gently to combine.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine cooled apple cider, apple butter, eggs and canola oil. Whisk until well combined. Fold liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
  • Peel and grate apple directly into the batter. Gently fold to combine. 
  • Mix the cinnamon sugar topping in a small bowl.
  • Pour batter into a prepared loaf pan. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar topping.  Bake at for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean. 


I used a homemade apple butter for this recipe but by all means, go ahead and use one that is already made from the grocery store.


Calories: 236kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 255mg | Potassium: 90mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 55IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1.3mg