Apple Pie Bread with Chocolate Chip Streusel

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Apple Pie Bread – Tender and moist apple bread with chocolate chips, and the most glorious chocolate chip streusel. Perfect for fall.

Apple baking in the fall is the best thing!  There is just something about fall desserts. I don’t know if it is the cinnamon and other spices or what, but they get me every time!  Apple Spice Cupcakes are a perfect example, and that brown sugar frosting is just amazing.  

The flavor of apple pie is perfect for just about anything.  It is great in these Apple Pie Bars and today we are turning it into bread! Apple Bread that is topped with chocolate, because chocolate is always a good idea. 

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


This Apple Pie Bread recipe is super simple to make.  It is full of of diced apples, so you get actual pieces in each bite.  I hate when you expect real apple, and it is just shredded apple that disappears in the background.  

Plus chocolate.  There are chocolate chips throughout the bread and then and over the top struesel.  Streusel might be the best part of a lot of things.  Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake or one.  I mean, you can’t have coffee cake without struesel.  And this one has chocolate chips mixed in!  Talk about delicious!

A piece of bread sitting on top of a table

Apple bread is a classic fall treat that you are going to keep turning back to every year!  The bread part is a basic quick bread that uses a little buttermilk to make it super tender and moist.  

The trick to getting the apples throughout the bread and not have them just sink to the bottom is to toss them with a little flour before adding to the batter.  Then you fold them in and they should spread evenly throughout the bread.  

A slice of bread on a plate

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.  Brings me back to the Apple Bars that my Grandma used to make every fall at her house.  

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

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4.46 from 11 votes

Apple Pie Bread with Chocolate Chip Streusel

By Erin
Tender and moist apple pie bread with chocolate chips, and the most glorious chocolate chip streusel. Perfect for fall.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total: 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings: 10



  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups apples, peeled and diced (I used Gala)


  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease the bottom and sides of a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


Adapted from Mommy's Kitchen


Serving: 1g | Calories: 417kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 365mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 35g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Erin
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Course: Dessert Recipes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10
Calories: 417
Keyword: Apple Pie Bread
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