Yeasted Apple Streusel Swirl Bread

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Yeasted Apple Streusel Swirl Bread (3) Are you in the mood for some warm, yeasty bread, sweet apples, cinnamon spice, and plenty of crumbly streusel!

Yeasted Apple Streusel Swirl Bread I don’t think there will ever be any question whether or not this is one of the best flavor combinations known to man. Ah, it’s so good!

Yeasted Apple Streusel Swirl Bread1 By now you’re probably starting to catch on to the fact that I like to recreate my family’s favorite foods. Things that we don’t have access to anymore.  I enjoy the challenge.

Yeasted Apple Streusel Swirl Bread (2) This is one of my recent attempts to copy a classic. One of my sisters used to have this slight obsession with apple bread and she’s been missing it a lot since moving here so I tried making my own version for her.

Yeasted Apple Streusel Swirl Bread (11) Actually, I made this a few weeks ago but I’ve been putting off posting it for a while with all the Valentine’s day recipes and other things it never seemed like a good time to post it.

Yeasted Apple Streusel Swirl Bread (4) The important thing is that I finally and posting it, right?

Yeasted Apple Streusel Swirl Bread (5) So, um, question; what category do you think this fits into? I know most of you probably wouldn’t consider this a reasonable option as breakfast but there’s like fruit, and eggs, and milk, and stuff. That totally qualifies it for breakfast in my opinion. Although it’s definitely delicious enough for dessert so I don’t know. It’s like bressert. Dreakfast?

Yeasted Apple Streusel Swirl Bread (6) I haven’t had commercially made apple bread in like forever so I’m not sure how this compares but according to the fam this is way better. I’ve actually made it 3 times already and they still want more. They usually get sick of something after the second time so that’s saying a lot.

Yeasted Apple Streusel Swirl Bread (7) It doesn’t matter where, or when, or how you want to eat this but you just have to try it. It’s so worth it!

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Yeasted Apple Streusel Swirl Bread

Prep Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes

Yield: 8 - 10

Yeasted Apple Streusel Swirl Bread


  • 1/2 cup warm milk
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 1/4 flour
  • Streusel:
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • Apple Filling:
  • 2 small apples, peeled, cored, and diced
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon, plus more to taste
  • 2 tablespoons butter


  1. Dissolve yeast in milk and allow to sit for about 5 minutes until bubbly. Pour into a large mixing bowl and beat in egg and sugar. Stir in butter, salt, then flour until your dough comes together.
  2. Turn out onto lightly floured surface and knead for about 5 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, cover with damp towel, and place in warm place to rise until doubled in size.
  3. While dough is rising make steusel. Cream butter and sugars until smooth. Add remaining ingredients and mix until well combined. Set aside.
  4. Now heat a medium skillet over medium heat and add ingredients for apple filling. Saute until apples are very tender, about 6 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  5. When dough is ready, grease a regular size loaf pan with oil. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface into a rectangle roughly 8 x14 inches. Sprinkle apple mixture over dough, followed by half of the streusel, then a dusting of cinnamon to taste. Roll (short end) from one side to the other and place, crease side down in loaf pan. Crumble remaining streusel over bread and place in a warm place to rise while oven preheats. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 C)
  6. Bake for 45 - 55 minutes until golden. Cool for at least 15 minutes before cutting.

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  1. bill richey says

    I have not yet made this from your recipe but I have looked at 20 to 30 recipes and, as an experienced baker, I believe your’s is going to give me the best results; so I just wanted to say thanks, I have been looking for a long time!!!

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