Holy moly you guys...this bread. It's so good it's wrong. Imagine all of the flavor of the most delicious Apple Cinnamon Fritter, but in an easy to make quick bread. Seriously, it is that good...
Make some today, you will not regret it!
P.S. This bread would make great holiday gifts. Just sayin'...
Apple Cinnamon Fritter Bread
Makes one 9"x5" loaf (serves 6-8)
1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 cup diced apples (I used granny smith)
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 3/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs, room temp
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup whole milk
1 cup powdered sugar
a splash of vanilla extract
a few tablespoons of milk or cream
Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour a 9"x5" loaf pan (or grease and line with parchment paper)
In a small bowl combine the streusel ingredients (brown sugar and cinnamon only). Set aside.
In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
In a large bowl, cream the butter and granulated sugar together with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Mix in the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition Scrape down the bottom and sides of the bowl. Mix in the vanilla extract.
Mix in the flour mixture, mixing just until combined. Add milk and mix just until combined.
Dollop half of the batter into the prepared loaf pan and spread into an even layer. Top with half of the brown sugar cinnamon mixture and half of the diced apples. Lightly press the mixture into the batter.
Dollop the remaining half of the batter into the pan and spread into an even layer. Top with the remaining apples. Lightly press into the batter. Lightly swirl the streusel into the batter with a skewer or handle of a spoon.
Place on a baking sheet and bake 30-40 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Cool on a wire cooling rack for 30 minutes. Remove from pan and place on cooling rack. Top with glaze.
Store leftovers at room temperature tightly wrapped for up to 2 days.