Apple Crumb Bread Recipe

by Valerie Gray, From Val's Kitchen

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Apple Crumb Bread is a moist cake-like bread made with fresh apple and topped with a homemade crumb topping.

Apple Crumb Bread Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Apple Crumb Bread

Apples are great year round, but you can’t help but appreciate them even more in the fall during baking season, because they smell so good when you use them in desserts. Today’s recipe is a perfect use for freshly picked apples. (No worries, it works fine with apple bought from the store too, making it a recipe you can enjoy year round.) This dessert features homemade crumbs too. If you’re like me and love lots of fresh crumbs, this dessert will make you happy.

Apple Crumb Bread is a moist and sweet bread that works especially well as dessert or a breakfast treat. Here’s how to make it.

This recipe makes 1 9×5 loaf.

Equipment Needed


Crumb Topping Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup plus 3 tbsp flour
  • 5 tbsp unsalted butter, melted

Apple Bread Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup unsalted sweet cream butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla
  • 1 cup peeled and chopped granny smith apples
  • nonstick baking spray
Apple Crumb Bread Recipe From Val's Kitchen


Crumb Topping Instructions

Place the sugar, brown sugar, and flour into a small bowl and combine.

Mix in the melted butter and combine until the mixture is clumping together.

Set aside.

Apple Bread Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Spray a 9×5 loaf pan with nonstick baking spray.

Place the flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon into a large bowl and whisk together.

Place the sugar, eggs, and melted butter into a second large bowl and whisk together until well combined.

Add the milk and vanilla and whisk until combined.

Add this mixture to the flour mixture and stir until just combined.

Fold in the chopped apples.

Scoop the batter into the loaf pan.

Sprinkle the crumb topping on the batter, pressing it lightly into the batter.

Bake for 45-55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the centre of the loaf comes out clean.

Allow the bread to cool completely in the loaf pan.

Remove from the loaf pan before slicing.

Serve and enjoy!

Apple Crumb Bread Recipe From Val's Kitchen


Samantha Donnelly October 26, 2020 - 12:53 pm

I have never heard of apple crumble bread before, we have a load of apples from our tree so will give this a go and make something a little different from my usual

Sim @ Sim's Life October 26, 2020 - 2:33 pm

This looks absolutely delicious and very moreish! I’ve only ever baked banana bread, never tried apple bread but now is the season to make lovely comfort food! Sim x

Mellissa Williams October 26, 2020 - 4:20 pm

I love apples and apple crumble so this loaf cake/bread looks delicious! I will bookmark it to make

Claire October 26, 2020 - 5:06 pm

This is a unique twist on an apple dessert. I do love cooked apple, it’s about the o my fruit I like cooked x

Emmy October 26, 2020 - 9:06 pm

Saving this recipe!! I’m compiling a list of fall recipes to try this year and this will be a perfect addition!

Elena Toma October 26, 2020 - 9:32 pm

This looks delicious, would be so nice for breakfast or with a cup of tea/coffee. Will definitely try to make your recipe this coming weekend.

Jess Howliston October 26, 2020 - 9:44 pm

Yum! This sounds absolutely delicious and I love fruity desserts and breads so this sounds like something I would love. I really like the idea of having the crumb on top too for an added little extra texture and taste!

MELANIE EDJOURIAN October 27, 2020 - 11:29 am

Oh wow, this sounds yummy! I love that you suggested this for breakfast I think that would go down well with my kids.

Rebecca Smith October 27, 2020 - 2:37 pm

I love apples all year round but definitely appreciate them more in the Fall! This looks and sounds so delicious!

Rhian Westbury October 27, 2020 - 7:10 pm

I had no idea that you could do apple crumb bread, this looks so tasty and grest for Autumn x

Elizabeth Williams October 28, 2020 - 12:53 am

Never heard of apple crumble bread before but it looks and sounds delicious. I love apple crumble so this is something I’d love to try.


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