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Apple Cinnamon Cream Cheese Quick Bread

This perfect, spicy-sweet bread is loaded with fresh apple chunks and cinnamon!

Servings: 8 servings
  • 1 c. granulated sugar
  • 1/2 c. brown sugar
  • 1/3 c. oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 c. buttermilk (see notes for substitutions)
  • 1 1/2 c. chopped apples (2-3 small apples)
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease a 9X5 loaf pan.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, stir granulated sugar, brown sugar and oil together.

  3. Add in eggs, 1 at a time, stirring in between. Stir in vanilla.

  4. Use a hand mixer to beat in cream cheese until smooth. (You can also make the entire recipe in your stand mixer.)

  5. Sprinkle baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg over wet ingredients. Stir briefly.

  6. Mix in buttermilk and flour in alternating turns, starting with buttermilk and ending with flour: 1/4 c. buttermilk (mix); 1 c. flour (mix); 1/4 c. buttermilk (mix); 1 c. flour (mix).

  7. Gently fold in 1 cup chopped apples.

  8. Pour batter into loaf pan. Toss remaining 1/2 c. apples with 1 tsp. sugar before sprinkling on top of batter. Press down gently to set.

  9. Bake at 350 for 55-60 minutes, until toothpick inserted into middle comes out clean.

Recipe Notes

If you do not have buttermilk, add 1 tbsp. white vinegar or lemon juice to a 1/2 c. measuring cup. Fill measuring cup with milk and stir carefully. Let sit 1 minute before using.