Spiced Apple Butter Bread

Each slice of Spiced Apple Butter Bread is loaded with fall flavor. Serve this soft bread warm from the oven with a smear of extra apple butter—the perfect balance of warm spice and sweet apple in every bite.

Spiced apple butter bread comes together in one bowl. It’s an easy recipe for breakfast, brunch, or a snack, and you can even serve it as a dessert!

When this bread is baking in your oven, your whole house will smell like warm spices and apples. Once it’s out of the oven, make sure to grab a slice when it’s still warm. Spread it with extra apple butter or regular, softened butter for the perfect Fall treat.

Spiced Apple Butter Bread that has been sliced and smeared with apple butter.

Spiced Apple Butter Bread

Each slice of Spiced Apple Butter Bread is loaded with fall flavor. Serve this soft bread warm from the oven with a smear of extra apple butter—the perfect balance of warm spice and sweet apple in every bite.

Spiced apple butter bread comes together in one bowl. It’s an easy recipe for breakfast, brunch, or a snack, and you can even serve it as a dessert!

When this bread is baking in your oven, your whole house will smell like warm spices and apples. Once it’s out of the oven, make sure to grab a slice when it’s still warm. Spread it with extra apple butter or regular, softened butter for the perfect Fall treat.

Spiced Apple Butter Bread that has been sliced and smeared with apple butter.

Why KJ Loves Spiced Apple Butter Bread

What’s not to love about this bread? It’s like the Fall version of banana bread! Loaded full of perfectly spiced apple flavor – this bread is moist and oh-so delicious. I love baking this bread in the oven during the Fall as it makes your house smell like a spiced apple candle…but better because you can eat it haha!

 

All of the ingredients needed to make Spiced Apple Butter Bread.

All About Apple Butter

It’s apple season, and I am here for it! 

One of my favorite apple ingredients is apple butter. It takes some of the best fall flavors and simmers them down into one delicious, spiced spread. 

What is apple butter?

Apple butter is like an apple sauce that is cooked low and slow until the sugars caramelize and the mixture turns a deep, amber color. It’s usually flavored with warm spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.

Why does the recipe use apple butter?

The apple butter provides a concentrated flavor that gives this bread its spiced apple notes and the right, moist consistency. 

Where can I buy apple butter?

I like to support local orchards that sell it during the fall! I usually use this opportunity to stock up on extra jars for the rest of the year. Plus, it’s a great chance to enjoy hot apple cider donuts and fresh bags of apples. 

Otherwise, many grocery stores carry it, or you can make your own from scratch! Half Baked Harvest has a great recipe. 

Can I substitute applesauce?

Applesauce is unspiced and more liquidy. It won’t produce the delicious, flavorful results you’ll get with apple butter.

Apple butter in a measuring cup.

The Supporting Ingredients 

We all know apple butter is the star of the show here. But several key ingredients make this tasty Fall recipe possible

Butter

Melted butter keeps the spiced apple bread moist and fluffy.

Pantry items

Sugar, salt, and baking powder

Cinnamon

…because I always love an extra note of cinnamon in my apple bread. 

Melted butter, eggs and apple butter ready to be mixed together in a mixing bowl.
The dry ingredients added into the mixing bowl.

Serving up Fall in a slice

Eat it any time.

Serve for breakfast, brunch, or a snack! Spiced apple butter bread also pairs deliciously with soup. 

Top it off.

I love to serve the bread slightly warm and smeared with some softened butter, additional apple butter, or a drizzle of honey. 

Make it a dessert.

The sweetness of this bread makes it perfect as a dessert. Serve warm slices of the spiced apple butter bread with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon! 

Go the extra mile and serve with a spoonful of warm apple pie filling as well—an ultimate apple dessert!

Spiced apple butter bread batter mixed together.

Storing Spiced Apple Butter Bread

(On the off-chance you have any left!)

Once the bread is cooled, store it in a plastic container or securely covered in plastic wrap to keep it fresh. No need to refrigerate it. 

I like to store slices in plastic sandwich baggies for a quick and easy breakfast option on the go!

Spiced apple butter bread before being baked in a bread loaf pan.

Looking for other Apple Recipes? Check these out!

Brown Butter Apple Berry Crisp

Caramel Apple Sangria

Apple Crumb Pie

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Spiced Apple Butter Bread that has been sliced and smeared with apple butter.

Spiced Apple Butter Bread


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  • Author: KJ & Company - Kate Poskochil
  • Total Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x

Description

Each slice of Spiced Apple Butter Bread is loaded with fall flavor. Serve this soft bread warm from the oven with a smear of extra apple butter—the perfect balance of warm spice and sweet apple in every bite.

Spiced apple butter bread comes together in one bowl. It’s an easy recipe for breakfast, brunch, or a snack, and you can even serve it as a dessert!

When this bread is baking in your oven, your whole house will smell like warm spices and apples. Once it’s out of the oven, make sure to grab a slice when it’s still warm. Spread it with extra apple butter or regular, softened butter for the perfect Fall treat.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) butter, melted
  • 1 cup apple butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, whisk together the melted butter, apple butter, eggs and vanilla extract until smooth. Add in the sugar, flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon and mix until completely combined and a batter has formed.
  2. Spray and line a standard bread loaf pan with cooking spray and parchment paper. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 50-55 minutes, or until golden brown on the top and a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  3. Let the bread cool in the pan for 10-15 minutes before turning it out onto a cooling rack to cool completely. You can serve the bread warm, or let it cool completely before storing it in an air-tight container. I recommend storing cooled slices in their own individual plastic baggies for an easy grab-and-go breakfast option. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Nutritional information for this recipe is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Baking

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 457
  • Sugar: 33.6g
  • Fat: 17.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 68.8g
  • Fiber: 1.9g
  • Protein: 6.8g

Keywords: Spiced Apple Butter Bread

A loaf of spiced apple butter bread before being sliced.

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  1. Lynne

    This bread is very good! The apple butter flavor really comes through. I baked it in an 8-1/2 x 4-1/2 loaf pan and it was done at 48 minutes. I am already planning on making it again, possibly with some sugar and nuts sprinkled on top. Thanks for an excellent recipe!

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