Maple Apple Swirl Bread

0 Photos

This prize-winning bread is soft with a wonderful maple flavor. A swirl of sweet apple-cinnamon filling makes it especially delicious!

Prep Time:
45 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
1 hr 25 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 45 mins
2 loaves


  • 5 cups all-purpose flour, divided, or more as needed

  • 1 package active dry yeast

  • ½ cup milk

  • ½ cup maple syrup

  • 3 tablespoons butter

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup shredded apple

  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten

  • 1 teaspoon maple flavoring


  • 1 ½ cups peeled and finely chopped apple

  • ½ cup finely chopped toasted walnuts

  • ½ cup packed brown sugar

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened


  • ¾ cup powdered sugar

  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup

  • 1 teaspoon milk, or more as needed

  • ¼ teaspoon maple flavoring


  1. Combine 2 cups flour and yeast in a large mixing bowl.

  2. Combine milk, maple syrup, butter, and salt in a saucepan. Heat until mixture reaches 120 to 130 degrees F (48 to 54 degrees C) and butter almost melts.

  3. Pour milk mixture over flour mixture. Add shredded apple, eggs, and maple flavoring. Beat with an electric mixer on medium-low speed for 30 seconds, scraping the sides of the bowl constantly. Increase speed to high and beat for 3 minutes. Stir in as much of the remaining flour with a wooden spoon as you can.

  4. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead in enough of the remaining flour to make a moderately stiff dough that is smooth and elastic, 6 to 8 minutes. Shape into a ball.

  5. Place dough in a lightly greased bowl. Turn once to grease the surface. Cover; let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 45 minutes.

  6. Turn dough out on a lightly floured surface. Divide in half; cover and let rest for 10 minutes.

  7. Meanwhile, combine chopped apple, walnuts, brown sugar, and cinnamon for the filling.

  8. Lightly grease two 9x5-inch loaf pans. Roll 1 dough half into a 9x14-inch rectangle. Spread 1/2 of the softened butter on top; sprinkle with 1/2 of the filling. Roll each short end up towards the center. Place loaf, rolled side-up in 1 loaf pan. Repeat with remaining dough, butter, and filling.

  9. Cover loaves and let rise until almost doubled in size, about 30 minutes.

  10. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  11. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown and bottoms sound hollow when tapped, about 30 minutes. Cover loaves loosely with foil during the last 15 minutes to prevent overbrowning, if necessary. Remove from the pans and cool on wire racks.

  12. Combine powdered sugar, maple syrup, milk, and maple flavoring to make glaze. Drizzle over cooled loaves.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

300 Calories
7g Fat
53g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 300
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 33mg 11%
Sodium 151mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 53g 19%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 21g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 40mg 3%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 140mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

You’ll Also Love