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Cinnamon Apple Cider Bread

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Cinnamon Apple Cider Bread —an easy quick bread made with cinnamon, apple cider, and vanilla yogurt for a moist crumb.

slice of apple cider bread

This Cinnamon Apple Cider Bread is a my answer to banana bread in the fall. It’s the perfect recipe to incorporate autumn flavors like cinnamon and nutmeg. This delicious bread is made with sweet cinnamon apple cider and vanilla yogurt for a moist crumb. You can serve it as a breakfast and brunch item or even as a dessert with cider and tea. It is literally a slice of autumn in bread form.

Apple cider bread ingredients

apple cider bread ingredients

All-purpose flour
Baking powder
Baking soda
Salt
Cinnamon
Nutmeg
Canola oil
Brown sugar
White sugar
Apple cider
Vanilla yogurt
Eggs

Less dense quick bread

apple cider bread on a plate with an apple and a glass of apple cider close up

This apple cider bread loaf rises beautifully and is moist and fluffy. It’s not dense or cakey like some quick bread can be. The secret is to add baking soda to acidic ingredients like milk or yogurt. Adding the baking soda to the acidic ingredient releases carbon dioxide, much like yeast does in baked products. The result is a fully risen non-dense recipe. This is the method that I use now for many of my quick bread recipes including my Olive Oil Banana BreadPecan Streusel Banana Coffee Cake Muffins, and Apple Raisin Toasted Oat Muffins.

Instructions

yogurt mixed with flour in a bowl

The first step in making this bread after measuring out your ingredients is to add the baking soda to the yogurt. Do this just before pulling the recipe together and set it aside. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, both sugars, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

pouring apple cider into batter

Next, add the canola oil, eggs, and vanilla yogurt. Pour in the apple cider then beat the batter until smooth; don’t over mix. 

batter pouring into to a loaf pan

Pour the batter into a prepared 9×5 loaf pan. Bake at 325° for 1 hour or until the center comes out clean. Check for doneness around 45-50 minutes and every 5 minutes after until fully baked. 

loaf of cinnamon apple cider bread

Allow the apple cider bread to cool for 10 minutes before removing it from the pan to cool on a rack.

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cinnamon apple bread
4.84 from 6 votes

Cinnamon Apple Cider Bread

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Cinnamon Apple Cider Bread—an easy quick bread made with cinnamon, apple cider, and vanilla yogurt for a moist crumb.
Prep Time:20 mins
Cook Time:1 hr
Total Time:1 hr 20 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 c all-purpose flour 240 grams
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 c canola oil
  • 1/2 c brown sugar
  • 1/4 c white sugar
  • 1/2 c cinnamon apple cider
  • 1 c vanilla yogurt
  • 2 eggs

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 325°. Mix the baking soda and the yogurt in a small bowl and set it aside. In a large bowl whisk together the flour, both sugars, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  • To the dry mix, add the eggs, canola oil, yogurt, followed by the apple cider. Beat until smooth but don’t over mix.
  • Pour the batter into a prepared 9×5 loaf pan. Bake 1 hour or until the center comes out clean using a toothpick. Check for doneness at the 45-minute mark and every 5 minutes after until it’s done.

Nutrition

Calories: 243kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 326mg | Potassium: 141mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Iron: 1mg
Course: Bread, Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple cider, apples, quick breads
Servings: 12 slices
Calories: 243kcal
Author: Ty

9 Comments

  1. 4 stars
    Just made it. Note that your instructions don’t tell you when to add the canola oil… I assume with the yoghurt/cider, which is what i did.
    The bread was very tasty with an excellent texture, but my family all agreed the flavor was a bit boring. I would consider adding: waltnuts, a cinnamon sugar swirl layer, and/or cut up apples.

  2. 5 stars
    Yum! I love this cinnamon apple cider bread! It’s the perfect fall bread for breakfast or to snack on! The flavor is delicious and it stayed so moist even after a few days!

  3. 5 stars
    This sounds like the most perfect bread for Fall! Such delicious flavours – I love cinnamon and apple at this time of year.

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