Dutch Apple Bread: A Harvest of Spiced Bliss 🍏🍞

Celebrate the flavors of the season with our Dutch Apple Breadβ€”a delightful fusion of moist bread, tender apples, and a hint of warm spices. This autumn-inspired treat is a comforting companion to chilly days, bringing the cozy aroma of cinnamon and apples to your kitchen. Baked to perfection, each slice is a testament to the bountiful harvest and the joy found in simple, homemade goodness.


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
  • 1/2 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 diced
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat and Prepare:
  • Preheat your oven to 350Β°F (175Β°C). Grease and flour a 9×5-inch loaf pan.
  1. Prepare the Apple Topping:
  • In a bowl, toss the diced apples with melted butter, brown sugar, and ground cinnamon. Set aside.
  1. Make 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 granulated 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 the applesauce. Begin and end with the dry ingredients, mixing just until combined.
  1. Assemble and Bake:
  • Spoon half of the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Sprinkle half of the prepared apple topping over the batter. Repeat with the remaining batter and apple topping.
  • Use a knife to swirl the apple topping into the batter.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 55-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  1. Cool and Enjoy:
  • Allow the Dutch Apple Bread to cool in the pan for 15 minutes before transferring it to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Once cooled, slice and savor the warm, spiced goodness of this homemade delight.

Savor the comforting essence of our Dutch Apple Bread as the seasons change. Every bite of this slice captures the coziness of fall with its fragrant spices and soft apple pieces. Feel transported to a harvest of spiced bliss by the flavors of this delightful creation, which you can enjoy with a cup of tea or share with loved ones. 🍏🍞✨