What's the best apple for apple bread?

Quick breads offer more versatility than you think. Sweet, savory, light and fluffy, or dense and cakey, this tasty treat is great for any time of day. They’re also super easy to make! So put on an apron, break out the mixing bowls and forget everything you’ve heard about baking, because with just one of our easy recipes, you’ll be hooked.

The best apple to use when making apple bread is one with a balance of sweet and tart flavors that won’t break down in the baking process. Granny Smith apples are a great go-to as they embody both these traits, as well as Piñata® apples, which can withstand the heat in the kitchen. Don’t forget favorites like Honeycrisp and Fuji for added sweetness, or Gala for a pop of vanilla notes.

Best Apples for Apple Bread

Pro tips

  • If the recipe calls for multiple apples, try mixing varieties for a unique flavor combination.
  • Try substituting applesauce for oil as an alternative way to help keep the bread moist.