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Apple Bread with Streusel

Easy quick bread full of fresh apples, cinnamon and cinnamon streusel topping.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 528kcal
Author: Julie Evink



  • 1/2 c. butter softened
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 c. apple peeled and diced
  • 2 c. flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Streusel Topping

  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


  • In a large mixing bowl beat butter, sugar and eggs until creamy. Add in lemon juice and vanilla and mix to combine.
  • In a separate bowl mix together flour, baking soda and salt.
  • Gradually stir flour mixture into butter mixture until just moistened. Mix in apples until combined.
  • In a small bowl cut together topping ingredients until crumbly.
  • Spread half of apple batter into a greased loaf pan. Sprinkle half of streusel topping over batter. Repeat layers for 2nd half of batter and ending with the rest of the topping.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 60 minutes. Let cool completely before slicing.



What kind of apples should I use?
I think the best kind are ones that are tart and sweet like honeycrisp, Fuji, and gala apples. Granny Smith apples are always a good choice, too!
Can I use applesauce in this recipe?
I don’t recommend it since it will make the bread too moist and it could collapse in the middle after it’s baked.
Can I use bread flour or cake flour?
I’ve only tested this recipe with all-purpose flour. Bread flour would probably make the bread too dense and I can’t say how cake flour would work. If you try it please let me know in the comments!
Do I have to use two bowls?
To get the best texture you definitely want to mix the dry ingredients before adding them to the sugar, butter and eggs. Doing it this way will make it easier to mix the batter without over mixing the flour.
You are going to want to add this apple bread recipe to your fall baking list! We love it as a special breakfast treat or as a sweet afternoon snack. But don’t take my word for it, check out what readers have to say about it!


Calories: 528kcal | Carbohydrates: 90g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 366mg | Potassium: 141mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 505IU | Vitamin C: 3.5mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 3.1mg