Apple Streusel Bread

Apple Streusel Bread

Apple Streusel Bread

There is not much better than baking with apples in the Fall. It makes your whole house smell like cinnamon and the end result almost always ends up being delicious. That is definitely the case with this apple streusel bread! The bread is moist and tender, and I think you can tell from the picture below that it is completely chock full of apples. But what really takes it over the edge is the streusel topping. Β Similar to a crumb topped apple pie, the streusel topping is crumbly and sweet. It really makes this apple bread taste like something special. So if you’re looking to enjoy a seasonal treat, give this apple streusel bread a try – we loved it!

Apple Streusel Bread

Apple Streusel Bread

Yield: 2 loaves


4 cups peeled and chopped apples
4 large eggs, beaten
1 cup canola oil
2 tsp vanilla
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups granulated sugar

3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup butter, at room temperature


Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease 2 standard loaf pans and set aside.

In a large bowl, beat the eggs with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add the oil and beat until combined. Add the vanilla, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Beat until thoroughly mixed. Next, add the flour and sugar and mix on low just to blend. Turn the mixer to high and beat until mixture is smooth. The batter will be very thick. Gently fold in the chopped apples. Divide the mixture between the two loaf pans.

For the topping: combine the flour, sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Cut the butter into the mixture with a fork (or your fingertips) until all ingredients are moist and crumbly. Sprinkle the topping equally over the two loaf pans and lightly press into the batter.

Bake for 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool for 5 minutes before removing from the pan to cool completely.

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  1. Love all of those huge chunks of apples, this bread looks amazing!

  2. I am SOOOO making this bread later!!

    Yesterday we went to Cracker Barrel after church for breakfast and they had cinnamon streusel french toast. I think you should do it!!

  3. Yum…you can’t go wrong with apples OR streusel topping!

  4. Look at those huge apple chunks! This is amazing, Megan. Love the streusel too…I hold a special place in my heart for streusel topping. πŸ™‚

  5. What kind of apples would be best in this bread? It looks wonderful, I’ll definitely make in very soon πŸ™‚

  6. I have an obsession with streusel topping πŸ™‚ This one’s a keeper!

  7. Streusel and apples is a perfect combination! Love those big chunks of apples!

  8. Nice to see you are a fellow Penzey’s lover! That bread looks amazing. I’m a sucker for anything with streusel on top. πŸ™‚ Sorry I didn’t get a chance to say goodbye to you on Saturday. It was really nice meeting you. Good luck with your adoption plans; hope to hear good news from you very soon!

  9. Megan… can you send me a slice across Lake Michigan??? Love this.

  10. You can top just about anything with streusel and I’ll eat it, but this bread? Perfection.

  11. I need an unlimited calorie count around this time of year. Holy yum! I have been on an apple baking frenzy lately…this weekend I made an upside down apple cake and an apple pie. So necessary!

  12. megan, this bread sounds so wonderful!! perfect for fall. πŸ™‚

  13. Megan, SUCH a beautiful bread! I’ve been seeing apple bread recipes a lot lately – and skimming through my autumn baking magazines and now I am inspired! I need to bake my first apple bread. And streusel…. just makes EVERYTHING better!!!!!

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  16. I recently made the apple streusel bread. Very good. Will be making this bread again soon. Used Granny Smith apples.

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