Apple Cider Donut Bread

The perfect compliment to a cup of coffee on a cool, crisp morning on the deck.

Apple Cider Donut Bread
Apple Cider Donut Bread

I've had this bread on my list of recipes to try for several weeks. It's a perfect Fall bread. It's super moist and flavorul.

The orginal recipe says to cook the apple cider and reduce it down to about half. Ummm...I totally didnt't read that part and didn't do that. That may be why my bread is so amazingly moist.


For the bread:
2 cups apple cider
½ cup butter room temperature
1 cup brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
1 tablespoon apple pie spice
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
For topping:
1/4 cup melted butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter or grease a 9×5 loaf pan.
Add the butter and brown sugar to a mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
Beat in the egg and vanilla until combined.
Add all of the dry ingredients to the mixture along with the apple cider. Stir by hand until just combined.
Pour batter into prepared loaf pan and bake for 50 minutes or until a tester comes out clean.
Let cool in the pan for 15 minutes.
Remove the bread to a cooling rack set over a sheet pan.
Brush the top and sides of the bread with melted butter.
Combine the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.
Sprinkle liberally over the top and sides of the bread to coat, letting excess cinnamon sugar fall to the pan below.


I felt like the ingredients for the topping was too much. Next time, I would reduce those ingredients by half.

I didn't have Apple Pie Spice, so I substituted 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 3/4 teaspoon nutmeg, and 1/4 teaspoon all spice.

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