Caramel Apple Bread

Studded with sweet cinnamon apples and pecans, this Caramel Apple Bread makes the perfect snack. 


Hi friends!

First things first. My baby boy turns 1 today. WHAT?! How did that happen????? I’ll have his 12-month post up tomorrow with all the details of what he’s been up to this past month, but for today we’re gonna talk apples.

Remember all those apples we picked? Yeah. Still working through them. Squish is doing his part by straight up munching on one per night but we still have a ways to go. So how fitting that we decided to feature this fine fruit in our recipe group this month!

For my recipe, I whipped up this Caramel Apple Bread. It took a couple tries to make this work but the end result was a winner. And the good news is it tastes just as good, if not better on day 3 than day 1.

Let me add that caramel sauce is not something I typically have sitting around in my pantry. But it just so happens that I got a jar of caramel sauce while I was in Vermont for Blog Brulee last month so I felt compelled to use it up.

The first time I made this recipe I tried using a 9×9 pan to make bars and I only spread the apple mixture on top. The result was dry bars with not enough flavor throughout.

I made a few tweaks to the recipe and decided to make it in a loaf pan and mix some of the apple mixture right into the bread. End result – way better!

Here’s how you make it:


Caramel Apple Bread

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Studded with sweet cinnamon apples and pecans, this Caramel Apple Bread makes the perfect snack.

  • Author: Lindsay L
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes



  • 4 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp cinnamon, divided
  • 2 cups chopped apples
  • 3 Tbsp caramel sauce
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, mix melted butter, sugar, milk, eggs and vanilla until well combined.
  3. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda and 1 tsp cinnamon and stir until just mixed.
  4. In a small bowl, combine apples, caramel, pecans and remaining teaspoon of cinnamon and mix well.
  5. Add half the apple mixture to the batter and stir to combine.
  6. Pour into greased loaf pan (line bottom with parchment paper for easy removal).
  7. Add remaining apple mixture to the top of the batter, pressing gently into batter with spatula.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  9. Let cool before slicing.

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Confession, I used some leftover candied pecans in mine and it was fabulous…but plain pecans would work just fine. Almonds or walnuts would also work well.

The middle of the loaf might sag a little bit but should be fine if you let it cook long enough – until a toothpick comes out clean! I stored mine in the loaf pan, loosely covered with foil.

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And now, let’s check out what some of my bloggy friends brought to the apple party:


Sarah made these amazing muffins that would make the perfect morning snack!

Apple Almond Butter Muffins
via Making Thyme For Health

Kylie brilliantly combined apples and peanut butter:

Peanut Butter Applesauce
via Yeah…Imma Eat That

Arman worked his magic again to make a delicious one-minute snack:

One Minute Apple Cinnamon Muffin
via The Big Man’s World

Julia made pretty much the perfect dip for your next party:

Baked Brie with Maple Spiced Apples
via The Roasted Root

Alexis combined 2 of my fav things – apples & oatmeal – into a delicious treat!

Apple Oatmeal Bars 
via Hummusapien

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