Apple Butter Bread

Apple Butter Bread

What better way to welcome Fall than with all things Apple.  Move over pumpkin spice and let the Apple have some love and attention.  After all the Apple is just as deserving of the hype we give the pumpkin and its spice since the Apple not only serves us in the Fall but all year long for a fruit we can eat fresh.  Soon enough pumpkin spice…soon enough you will have your time to shine.

About a month ago we picked apples and made homemade apple sauce.  In a previous year we picked apples and made a large batch of apple butter.  We have loved having apple butter to put on pancakes and bread.  We have also loved having a large stock of apple butter to be able to give some away as gifts to friends and family.

Despite how much apple butter we had used or given away we still have quite a few jars remaining.  Therefore, in the spirit of frugality and not wanting to waste any food, we decided to make a few recipes using our apple butter.  Apple Butter bread is one of these recipes.  It is a quick sweet bread similar to banana or zucchini bread.  It can be eaten for breakfast, snack or even dessert.  This batter makes a wonderful muffin to pack in school lunches and to freeze for those busy mornings too.

So if you have extra apple butter or just want to try this delicious bread, be sure to try this recipe for yourself. This recipe can be modified to meet the specifics of special diets such as a gluten free diet.

Apple Butter Bread Recipe

½ cup butter, melted (1 stick)

2 eggs

2 cups apple butter (1 pint)

½ cup sugar

1/8 teaspoon salt

2 cups flour (we use a blend of 50% all-purpose and 50% wheat flour)

1 teaspoon baking soda


  1. Preheat oven to 350. Generously spray 3-small loaf pans, or 1 regular sized loaf pan and one small loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray of your choice.


  1. Melt butter. Whisk in eggs, apple butter, and sugar. Then add flour, baking soda, and salt.  Stir together just until all ingredients are combined.


  1. Pour batter into greased pans and bake for 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow to cool in pans for 15 minutes, then remove and continue to cool on cooling racks.


  1. Store in an airtight container or wrap in saran wrap. Bread will keep at room temperature on your counter or in your refrigerator for a couple days to a week.  To freeze, wrap bread in saran wrap and place in Ziploc bag.

So if you are looking for another quick bread recipe to add to your recipe collection, you won’t want to leave the Apple Butter bread out the mix.  It will be your favorite Fall breakfast or snack.  We’d love to hear what you think about this recipe and what you are baking to welcome Fall.  Let us know in the comments below.  Thank you for stopping by and visiting Sunup to Sundown!  We’ll be back soon with another recipe or update regarding our garden or our journey to becoming more self-reliant.

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