I love baking during the fall season. Nothing smells better than a loaf of bread baking in the oven. I have a lot of favorite quick bread recipes. My family loves apple fritter bread and cranberry orange bread, just to name a few.
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This year I decided to try something different. I found a recipe for caramel apple bread, and after I tried making it for the first time, my family had another quick bread recipe to add to our list of favorites.
I’ve tried some different apple breads before. What’s different about this one is the decadent caramel frosting on top. Like real caramel. Homemade caramel. It sounds hard to make, but it’s really not!
This bread is easy to make and you can freeze it too. This recipe makes two loaves of bread. I was given a bucket of apples and I planned to make a bunch of loaves of this bread to enjoy this winter. The problem is my husband and teenage boys are eating the bread as fast as I make it!
Caramel Apple Bread Recipe
- 2 large or 3 medium apples
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup buttermilk or half and half
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 4 eggs
- 3 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour the bottoms of two 9x5x3-inch loaf pans.
Peel and chop apples into very small chunks.
In a large bowl, mix together apples, brown sugar, buttermilk, vegetable oil, and eggs. We raise ducks and chickens so I love to use duck eggs in my baking. If you are lucky enough to have duck eggs, feel free to substitute them for the chicken eggs.
Stir in flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg until mixture is barely moistened. If you like lots of cinnamon, feel free to add an extra teaspoonful. Pour batter into prepared baking pans.
Bake for 45 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in the center of the bread comes out clean. Remove from oven and let cool in pan for 10 minutes. Remove bread from pan and let cool completely on wire baking racks.
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons buttermilk or half and half
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
In a small sauce pan, melt butter. Stir in brown sugar. Boil, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes. Turn heat to low and stir in milk. Remove pan from heat and let cool until lukewarm.
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Stir in powdered sugar. If the glaze is too thick, add a little milk to thin it out. Drizzle the glaze over the loaves of cooled bread.
Bread will stay fresh for 4-5 days. To freeze, wrap in aluminum foil and freeze for 2-3 months.
Related Quick Bread Recipes
- Cranberry Nut Bread
- Lavender Tea Bread
- Apple Fritter Bread
- Cranberry Orange Bread
- Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
- Apple Cinnamon Bread
- Pumpkin Zucchini Bread
- Traditional Irish Soda Bread Recipe
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7 Comments on "Caramel Apple Bread"
Could I bake this in a 13×9? I don’t have but one loaf pan. THANKS
What are the best apples to use for this recipe?
Can you substitute the buttermilk with regular milk?
I haven’t tried it, but I don’t see why not. You can also make your own buttermilk by adding a tablespoon of lemon juice to a cup of milk.
I’ve got this baking in the oven right now. Really hope it turns out as nicely as yours did! I’m dying to actually taste it as well – my kitchen smells like heaven right now.
This looks fab! Can’t wait to try it!
Sounds and looks yummy! Can’t wait to try this recipe?