Chunky Apple Streusel Bread Recipe

While banana bread certainly has its time and place on the breakfast table, for snack and for special brunches throughout the year, sometimes you just want to switch the baking choice up a bit. Thankfully, there are plenty of other quick bread options out there to fit the bill.

With a beautiful crumb topping, chunks of moist apple, and wonderfully balanced notes of brown sugar and cinnamon, this chunky apple streusel bread might just become your new go-to favorite. It's jam-packed with juicy apples, plus sugar and spice and everything nice!

Whipping up a loaf of this bread may sound intimidating, but we assure you that it's not at all. With just 10 minutes of simple prep time for the batter, all you'll need is a bit of patience while your loaf bakes. But trust us — it's totally worth the wait, whether you're planning to enjoy this quick bread for breakfast or a slice in the afternoon as the ultimate snack with tea. It's even a great recipe to wrap up in pretty cello paper and a bow for the ultimate hostess gift. In fact, print out a copy of the recipe, and tie it into the bow if you're preparing it for someone special for that extra Pinterest-worthy touch.

Gather the ingredients to prepare this chunky apple streusel bread

The first step to making chunky apple streusel bread is to gather all of your ingredients ahead of time. Luckily, everything required is simple and easy to find. Many of the items are the basics.

For this recipe, you'll need 1 cup of white sugar, 1 ¾ cups of brown sugar, 3 ¼ cups of flour, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, 1 teaspoon of salt, 1 ½ tablespoons of ground cinnamon, two eggs, ½ cup of oil, 1 cup of milk, four small apples (diced), and 4 tablespoons of butter. That's it! Pretty simple, just like we promised.

Mix the dry ingredients

Once your ingredients are gathered and ready to go, it's time to get to mixing and baking. First, preheat your oven to 350 F to allow it to come up to the proper temperature. To mix the batter, start by adding all of the dry ingredients into a mixing bowl. Add in 1 cup of white sugar, 1 cup of brown sugar, 2 ¼ cups of flour, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, 1 teaspoon of salt, and 1 tablespoon of cinnamon. Mix the dry ingredients with a hand mixer until well combined. 

Finish the batter

To finish off the batter, add in the eggs. Next, add in the oil, and then add in the milk. Mix until a batter forms, but be sure not to over-mix. Once the batter is ready, toss the diced apples in a bit of flour, and then mix them into the batter, too. Be sure to reserve ½ cup of the diced apples for the delicious topping, because it's a really special touch.

Make the streusel, and then bake the chunky apple streusel bread

Once the batter is ready, prepare two loaf pans by spraying them with cooking spray. Divide the batter between the two pans. 

To make the streusel topping, add 1 cup of flour, ¾ cup of brown sugar, and ½ tablespoon of cinnamon in a bowl, and stir to combine everything well. Melt the butter in the microwave or on the stovetop, and then pour the butter into the bowl. Use a large fork to mix the ingredients, and combine until clumps form. Stir in the reserved apples.

With the topping ready, sprinkle the streusel over both prepared loaf pans, and put them in the oven. Bake the breads for one hour until the middle is fully set. Remove from the oven, and allow the breads to cool completely before slicing and digging in. This recipe is a great one to pull out any time of year, and your family or guests will absolutely be obsessed with it!

Chunky Apple Streusel Bread Recipe
5 from 36 ratings
With a beautiful crumb topping, chunks of apple, and balanced notes of brown sugar and cinnamon, this apple streusel bread will be your new favorite treat.
Prep Time
7
minutes
Cook Time
1
hour
Servings
2
Loaves
Chunky Apple Streusel Bread
Total time: 1.12 hours
Ingredients
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 ¾ cups brown sugar, divided
  • 3 ¼ cups flour, divided
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ tablespoons ground cinnamon, divided
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup oil
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 small apples, diced
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. In a large bowl, add all of the dry ingredients. Add in 1 cup of white sugar, 1 cup of brown sugar, 2 ¼ cups of flour, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, 1 teaspoon of salt, and 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon. Mix well to combine.
  3. Add in the eggs, mix, and then add in the oil. Add in the milk, and mix to combine. Be sure not to over-mix the batter.
  4. Mix in the diced apples, reserving ½ cup for the topping.
  5. Prepare 2 loaf pans with cooking spray, or rub them with butter and sprinkle with flour to prevent sticking. Divide the batter between the two pans.
  6. To make the streusel topping, add 1 cup of flour, ¾ cup of brown sugar, and ½ tablespoon of cinnamon in a bowl. Stir the dry ingredients together. Melt the butter, and then pour the butter into the bowl. Use a large fork to mix to combine until clumps form. Stir in the reserved apples.
  7. Divide and sprinkle the streusel topping over both prepared loaf pans. Bake the breads for 1 hour until the middle is fully set.
  8. Remove from the oven, and allow to cool completely before slicing.
Nutrition
Calories per Serving 325
Total Fat 11.0 g
Saturated Fat 2.8 g
Trans Fat 0.1 g
Cholesterol 29.2 mg
Total Carbohydrates 54.0 g
Dietary Fiber 2.0 g
Total Sugars 32.6 g
Sodium 266.8 mg
Protein 4.0 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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