Apple Pie Bread with Chocolate Chip Streusel


Happy Labor Day!!  I hope you have the day off, and are enjoying it with family and friends.  Today I am part of a new group called Chocolate Party!  Seriously?  Who doesn’t want to be part of that party?  Roxana from Roxana’s Home Baking came up with this idea, and this is the kick off event.

Each month we will be challenged with a different seasonal ingredient, and need to make something with that ingredient and chocolate.  We will share our creations on the first Monday of the month, and there will be a link up where you can share your creations as well.  The perfect seasonal ingredient for September is apples, of course.  I combined apples with chocolate one other time, in these Granola Apple Slices.  They were a great snack, so I knew the combination worked, I just had to figure out how.

I had it in my head that I wanted to make bread.  So I set off to find the perfect apple bread recipe, and then had to incorporate chocolate.  I kind of feel like I cheated by just throwing in chocolate chips.  But I think the streusel on top will make up for anything.  That stuff is insanely good!  I may or may not have picked at more than my share of it.  Don’t mind the caving in on the top, that is what happens when you don’t fully adjust for altitude :(

If you aren’t big on chocolate, what is wrong with you you could substitute walnuts or pecans for the chocolate.  Heck, even if you are a fan of chocolate, you could add nuts and it would be wonderful.  The cinnamon and chocolate and soft apples make for a great combination.  I brought this for the teachers at my son’s school, and it was a huge hit.  They didn’t care that I cut it when it was still warm, and kind of a mess.

Yields 6

Tender and moist apple pie bread with chocolate chips, and the most glorious chocolate chip streusel. Perfect for fall.

10 minPrep Time

75 minCook Time

1 hr, 25 Total Time

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  • Bread
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups apples, peeled and diced (I used Gala)
  • Struesel
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 Tbls butter
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease the bottom and sides of a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
  2. In the bowl for an electric mixer, beat the butter and both sugars together until well combined. Pour in the buttermilk and baking powder, mix until fully incorporated. Add eggs and vanilla, mix well. Slowly add flour, cinnamon and salt. Stir until well combined.
  3. In a separate bowl mix the apples with a little flour (helps to make sure they don't sink to the bottom). Using a spatula, fold them into the batter. Pour into prepared baking dish.
  4. To make the streusel combine the flour, brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Using your fingers mix in the butter until it is the texture of coarse sand, it may take a couple minutes. Stir in the chocolate chips. Sprinkle over the top of the batter. Bake for 60-75 minutes or until a tester comes out clean. Allow to cool completely before slicing (trust me on this)!


Adapted from Mommy's Kitchen

Apple Pie Bread with Chocolate Chip Streusel


  1. I love bread, but this is better than bread, this is almost cake! And streusel topping is my downfall! I think the chocolate chips in the streusel is a perfect complement to this bread, the apples are the star here, too much chocolate (did I really just say that) would overwhelm the bread. Just perfect! Pinned.

  2. Oooh, apple pie bread? Yup, I could devour this loaf! Love the chocolate chip streusel…the perfect finishing touch :)

  3. That is some seriously sexy bread. So creative too!

  4. Apple pie bread? Yes please!! Love that streusel topping.

  5. This is definitely one of the best breads ever! I need this for breakfast before I head off to work!

    Have a great/safe holiday! :)

  6. So delicious! Apples and chocolate rock. And the Streusel…yum!

  7. I love that you added both inside and for the streusel! So irresistible!
    Thanks Erin for baking along with me and sharing the love for chocolate!

  8. Looks so delicious. Yummy!

  9. Apple pie bread? NICE! Good use of your brain power :)

  10. I do love apple bread with chocolate sounds great. Apple recipes are on the rise since Sept. got here but I’m still not wanting to let go of Summer yet 😉

  11. Apple pie bread- I love the name of it and the chocolate chip streusel- I’m all over it;-)

  12. I am alllll over anything topped in streusel!

  13. I know there are apples in this recipe– but I just want the chocolate :)

  14. Lora @cakeduchess says:

    Chocolate and apples is something I need to combine more often. I make apple cakes and apples pies and need to try your apple pie bread:)Yum!

  15. Oh my goodness, I love this, Erin! I think I am going to have to add it to my fall quick bread baking list!

  16. WOW – Loving this bread! I bet it made your house smell wonderful!!!

  17. Love the sound of the chocolate chip streusel!

  18. Im pretty sure I reacted to this like my 5 year old cousin would – DUDE, She put chocolate chips in that! My eyes are all big and my tummy is grumbling.

  19. This looks amazing. Apples and chocolate are not two things I typically put together but I think that could change moving forward. The streusel topping is perfection with a capital P.

  20. This bread is so pretty! I love the photos too!

  21. Ooh yum! I’d love to try an apple bread for fall in addition to pumpkin bread. :)

  22. The name alone sounds amazing and the texture is scrumptious really! Love this idea.

  23. Holy cow! You post A LOT! How in the world do you do it? I’ve only read a few posts from all the blogs I’m subscribed to over the last 12 days, and I come over here and there are like 46 new posts. Good for you. :)

    Anyway, this looks amazing! Apple pie bread sounds delicious. And that streusel! Yummy.

  24. This looks so amazing!! Absolutely perfect for fall :)

  25. Now this is heaven in carb form!!


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