Cinnamon Swirl Apple Bread

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There’s nothing quite like the aroma of fresh cinnamon swirl apple bread baking in the oven. This delightful bread combines the sweetness of apples with the warm, spicy kick of cinnamon. Perfect for breakfast, dessert, or a snack, it’s sure to become a family favorite.

Here’s how you can make this delicious bread at home.

Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Yield: 1 loaf
Cuisine: American
Nutrition Information: Approximately 250 calories per slice


  • Loaf pan
  • Mixing bowls
  • Whisk
  • Spatula
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Knife and cutting board
  • Toothpick


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 cups peeled, chopped apples (about 2 medium apples)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar (for the cinnamon swirl)
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon (for the cinnamon swirl)


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a loaf pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon.
  3. In a large bowl, beat the butter, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, and brown sugar together until creamy.
  4. Add the eggs to the butter mixture one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  5. Gradually add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients, alternating with the buttermilk, beginning and ending with the flour mixture. Mix until just combined.
  6. Fold in the chopped apples until evenly distributed in the batter.
  7. In a small bowl, mix 1/4 cup granulated sugar and 1 tablespoon cinnamon to make the cinnamon swirl.
  8. Pour half of the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Sprinkle half of the cinnamon sugar mixture over the batter.
  9. Pour the remaining batter into the pan and sprinkle the rest of the cinnamon sugar mixture on top.
  10. Use a knife to gently swirl the batter to create a marbled effect.
  11. Bake for 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  12. Let the bread cool in the pan for about 10 minutes, then transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely before slicing.

Enjoy this warm, fragrant cinnamon swirl apple bread with a cup of tea or coffee. It’s a treat that brings the comfort of home to every bite.