As the leaves turn golden and the air gains a gentle crispness, there’s no better way to celebrate the flavors of autumn than with a slice of our Apple Crumble Loaf. This delightful recipe combines the sweet, comforting taste of baked apples with a crunchy crumble topping and a soft, moist loaf. Whether you’re an experienced baker or just starting your culinary journey, this recipe is designed to bring the warmth of fall to your kitchen with ease. Join us in savoring the essence of the season with our mouthwatering Apple Crumble Loaf!
Step by step method
In a mixing bowl, combine:
Mix these dry ingredients together and then set them aside.
In a separate bowl, beat:
Mix the wet ingredients until they are just combined.
Gradually add the dry mixture to the wet mixture, mixing only until the ingredients are just moistened.
Carefully fold in the grated apple into the batter.
To make the crumble topping, use a fork to combine 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 4-6 tablespoons of butter, slightly melted and 1/2 tsp cinnamon. Be sure not to overmix; you want the mixture to be crumbly.
Pour half of the batter into the prepared loaf pan.
Sprinkle a layer of the crumble topping over the batter.
Repeat the layering process with the remaining batter and crumble topping.
Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
Grease and line a loaf pan with parchment paper, ensuring that some parchment paper hangs over the edges for easy removal.
Bake in the preheated oven for about 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the loaf comes out clean. Keep an eye on it, as baking times can vary.
In a separate bowl, combine 1/2 cup powdered sugar and 1-2 teaspoons of milk
Mix the powdered sugar and milk until you have a smooth glaze.
Allow the loaf to cool in the pan for a bit, then use the parchment paper to carefully lift it out of the pan and onto a cooling rack.
Once the loaf has cooled, carefully drizzle the glaze on top. You can use a spoon or a fork to do this, ensuring the glaze evenly covers the loaf.
Tips & variations
Grating the apples helps distribute their flavor evenly throughout the loaf and gives it a moist, tender texture.
When adding the crumble topping, make sure it's evenly distributed over the entire loaf. This ensures a consistent flavor and texture.
Although it's tempting to slice and enjoy right away, letting the loaf cool completely on a wire rack before cutting helps it set and maintains its moisture.
For an extra treat, serve slices of Apple Crumble Loaf with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.