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Apple Butter Bread Recipe

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Apple Butter Bread recipe made with homemade apple butter (or store bought is fine too), delicious easy dessert or breakfast bread with apples and cinnamon!

apple butter bread recipe with sliced pieces of bread laying on a cutting board

I know a lot of people dont like major commentary on blog recipe posts, so I have been cleaning them up to be a little more concise.

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No bread machine needed for this delicious, moist apple butter bread – a great way to use up the homemade apple butter you have as well as enjoy a dessert bread for breakfast or snack. 

Scroll to the bottom for a printable version of this post, including all measurements and instructions, so you can follow along in your kitchen without being on your phone. 

Here is what ingredients you need to gather to get started: 

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You can purchase apple butter already pre-made from the store, or make your own with the linked recipe above.

The great thing about making your own is that you can leave chunkier apples in it for a really nice bread texture, but its delicious either way. 


Preheat oven to 350 and grease a loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray. I promise that there is nothing worse than bread sticking in a loaf pan!

Add flour, baking soda, cinnamon, baking powder and salt in a small mixing bowl and mix well  – these are your dry baking ingredients. 

gathering all bread ingredients for apple butter bread

Set this bowl aside. 

In a separate bowl, add sugar, oil and eggs to a mixing bowl and mix well.

Add milk and apple butter and mix well. All of this combined are your wet ingredients.

Fold in flour mixture into the wet and mix just until batter is combined.

pour in homemade apple butter into bread recipe

Pour batter into prepared loaf pan and bake for 50-60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

The timing on this varies with ovens, so I start checking around 45 minutes and every 5 minutes until done. 

Apple Butter Bread Batter

Let cool before removing from pan and slicing to serve.

If you try to slice prior (ask me how I know, I do this every time with banana bread), it will likely fall apart, so be patient.

>Makes 1 loaf


We like to put a piece in a napkin and warm for about 10 seconds and then add cinnamon butter, regular butter, or extra apple butter.


apple butter bread sliced with butter on top being held


If you have feedback or questions, please ask in the comments or email me.

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5 from 47 votes

Apple Butter Bread

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Easy Apple Butter Bread with homemade apple butter makes a perfect homemade breakfast bread (or snack) that also makes your house smell amazing while cooking! Add a little butter for perfection!


  • 2 cups ALL PURPOSE flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup apple butter


  • Preheat oven to 350 and grease a loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray. Do not forget this part because bread is not easy to get out unless you prepare the pan.
  • Add all dry ingredients - all purpose flour, baking soda, cinnamon, baking powder and salt in a small mixing bowl and mix well. Set bowl aside.
  • Now, in a separate bowl, add we ingredients - sugar, oil and eggs to a mixing bowl and mix well.
  • Add milk and apple butter into wet ingredient bowl and mix well.
  • Fold in flour ingredients and mix just until batter combined (do not over mix).
  • Pour apple butter bread batter into prepared loaf pan and bake for 50-60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Its important to note that all ovens are a bit different, so start watching around the 45-50 minute mark and every 5 minutes after. Some times bread comes out without batter on the toothpick but a bit of bread, and that is when I pull it.
  • Let bread cool ENTIRELY before removing from pan and slicing to serve.
  • Wrap in plastic cling wrap and then foil around that to keep moist and ready to serve. Leave on counter (not in fridge)


Serving: 1 | Calories: 418kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 348mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 38g

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  1. Jen Mckin says:

    Thank you for this recipe! This is the most delicious bread I have ever tasted. It is better than any banana nut or zucchini bread I have ever ate! (Those were my favorites!) I added 1 cup of chopped walnuts to mine. It took 85 minutes total baking time for mine.

    1. Jen – so glad that you enjoyed this apple bread recipe!! You made us so happy!

  2. Pamela L Oswald says:

    I make homemade pear butter, we have our own pear trees. I used pear butter instead, but kept everything else the same. It was delicious!

    1. Trisha Haas says:

      Pamela, I can’t imagine how amazing homemade pear butter is! Way to go making this super special with that ingredient change. Thank you for sharing!


  3. What is the preferred size of the loaf pan for this recipe?

    1. Trisha Haas says:

      We use a standard loaf size, which is 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches

  4. Penny Crowe says:

    Do I need to adjust the baking time if I’m using individual small loaf pans?

    1. Trisha Haas says:

      yes, in theory they would cook a lot quicker. Without testing your exact size I wouldnt know exactly the suggestion but I would absolutely be testing them much sooner.

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