When I went shopping this week, I found the most beautiful honey crisp apples for my new apple cinnamon bread recipe. Although I don't care for sweets much, there is something special about apple cinnamon bread. Even though it's technically bread, it screams dessert at the same time.
My family loves anything with apples and cinnamon. So, as a result, I created a whole-foods, refined sugar-free apple cinnamon bread for the sweets lover who lives at my house.
Whenever I make apple bread or any apple dessert, I like to use honey crisp apples. But, even though I prefer honey crisp apples, other sweet apples work well. Not only are honey crisp apples incredibly crisp, but they also boast a delicate sweet-tart balance and a light berry flavor.
Other sweet all-purpose cooking apples
Regardless of what apples you choose for baking apple bread, remember to pick organic apples because they are always on the dirty dozen's fruit list to buy organic.
- Honey Crisp
What ingredients are in apple cinnamon bread?
Of course, this apple cinnamon bread is oil-free as well as refined sugar-free.
- All-purpose flour
- Baking Powder
- Baking Soda
- Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
- Unsweetened Apple Sauce
- Honey Crisp Apples
- Oat Milk
- Vanilla Extract
- Maple Syrup (or coconut sugar)
How to make apple cinnamon bread
First, combine all the dry ingredients in one bowl and stir together to ensure the baking powder and baking soda are mixed with the flour.
Then, add the wet ingredients, except for the apples. Once the apples are peeled and chopped, toss them in a little lemon juice to prevent them from turning brown.
Next, fold in the chopped apples, reserving 1/2 cup to add to the bread's top before cooking. To add a beautiful cinnamon flavor to the bread, I also sprinkle with extra cinnamon before baking.
Line a bread pan with parchment paper once the apple bread batter is combined, or use a silicone bread pan. Both the parchment paper and silicone baking pan allow for oil-free baking.
For an added apple cinnamon topping, add the reserved chopped apples and place them randomly on top of the batter, pushing the pieces gently into the batter.
Then, sprinkle the top with cinnamon before placing it in the oven.
To make sure the apple cinnamon bread is cooked all the way through, insert a knife into the middle of the baked bread. If the knife comes out clean, allow the bread to cool before removing the parchment paper or bread.
Slice the bread and serve with your favorite salad or soup, or have a large piece for breakfast with a cup of coffee or your favorite tea.
What goes well with apple cinnamon bread?
- Vegan Cream of Broccoli Soup
- Minestrone Soup
- Vegetable Soup with Beans
- Hungarian Mushroom Soup
- Brussel Sprout and Kale Salad
- Asparagus Salad
- Quinoa and Kale Salad
Hi! My name is Kathy, I am a retired high school English teacher & vegan enthusiast and blogger. My entire blog is fully plant-based vegan. I truly believe what we eat & how we live determines our health & the preservation of our planet! 🙂