Easy Cinnamon Apple Pull Apart Bread Recipe

Cinnamon Apple Pull Apart Bread recipe!One of the easiest and tastiest bread recipes that we can make at home with simple ingredients.

Apple pull apart bread is filled with bits of apple, warm aroma of cinnamon and sugar all wrapped around a sweet yeast dough. It’s baked to perfection and tastes like an apple pie in the form of a soft and moist cinnamon bread.

cinnamon apple pull apart bread recipe

What You will love about this Cinnamon Apple Pull Apart Bread Recipe

It is super easy to make.We don’t need any fancy equipments to make this delicious apple cinnamon bread.

We can make this apple cinnamon pull apart bread in a faster “One Rise Method”.So we can save a lot of time.

The apple pull apart loaf tastes absolutely delicious.It has a mix of flavors as of an apple pie and a cinnamon bread and the top part when not covered with glaze, has a light crunch to it with buttery flavor that brings the feel and taste of having croissants!

What is a pull apart bread

Pull apart bread is a special type of bread where each piece comes apart without the use of a knife.We can make pull apart bread using balls or sheets of dough. This apple cinnamon pull apart bread is made with flat layers of dough.

Apple cinnamon Pull apart bread Ingredients

For the bread dough

  • Flour: 357 g or 2 3/4 cup
  • Warm water: 210 ml or 1 cup-2 tbsp
  • Instant yeast: 1 tsp(Active dry yeast 1 and 1/4 tsp)
  • Salt : 1 tsp
  • Butter: 42.6 g or 3 tbsp
  • Sugar or honey : 1 tbsp or more according to your preference
cinnamon apple pull apart bread dough ingredients

For the filling

  • Soft Brown sugar (packed cup)1/2 cup /90g
  • Unsalted Butter(softened) 1/4 cup /57g
  • Cinnamon powder 2 tsp
cinnamon apple pull apart bread filling ingredients

For Glaze (optional)

  • Cream cheese:1 tbsp
  • Butter :1 tsp
  • Powdered sugar:1/4 cup or 32g
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract or 1/4 tsp vanilla sugar

or

  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract or 1/4 tsp vanilla sugar

How to make Apple Cinnamon Pull apart Loaf

We can make this apple cinnamon bread in 4 simple steps

1.Prepare the dough

Into a bowl, add in the lukewarm water, honey or sugar,salt,yeast and stir to dissolve the ingredients in water.

Add in the softened butter.

Add the flour.

Combine everything together to form a shaggy mass of dough.

cinnamon apple pull apart bread

If you are kneading the dough in a stand mixer, use the dough hook attachment and knead the dough for 4-5 minutes.

If you are kneading the dough by hands, transfer the dough on to a clean work surface and knead the dough for a few minutes(5-6 minutes)until it form a smooth dough.

This bread dough is an easy to knead dough.It is not a very sticky dough.In the beginning we may feel slightly sticky, thats ok; at this point you may be tempted to add more flour but don’t do that.The dough will come together in about 4 minutes of kneading.

Shape it into a ball ; then flatten it a little and then cover it with a bowl or kitchen towel and let the dough rest on the counter for five minutes.This is not for proofing the dough, but this is to let the dough sit for a few minutes so that the gluten stands will relax.

 apple pull apart loaf

This resting will prevent our dough from enormous rebounding back of the dough while rolling it into a thin rectangular sheet.

2.Divide and shape the dough

So for the next step of shaping the rolls, first we need to roll the dough into thin sheet (around 5 mm thickness).

Pat, stretch and roll out the dough to form 15X14-inch rectangle

Then spread very soft butter all over the surface.

Now sprinkle the sugar and cinnamon powder mixture as evenly as possible.

Top it with the diced apple pieces.

How to make cinnamon apple pull apart bread

Cut the dough into 4 long strips.

Stack each of them.

Then again cut them into 4 equal pieces.So that we will get a set of four dough strips with four layers of dough on each.

Now place each set of dough in a bread pan.We can place them straight as in the video or in a random pattern.

While doing this step, some of the filling will fall off, but just scoop up any apple pieces and add to the top or in between the layers of the dough. 

How to make cinnamon apple pull apart bread

3.Proof the Apple Cinnamon bread dough

Now cover the bread pan loosely with a plastic film and let the dough rise for 60 minutes in a warm environment.

After 60 minutes, our dough will rise well.

You may see the some sugar liquifying after this proofing.

That is okay.It will then get evaporated and form into sticky caramel sauce like texture after baking.

4.Bake the apple cinnamon pull apart bread loaf

After proofing, place the baking tray into the 350 F or 180 C preheated oven.

Bake for 45-48 minutes.

After baking, let the bread cool down for about 20 minutes in the pan itself.

Then remove it from the pan.

This pull apart apple cinnamon bread is delicious by itself.

It already has a caramel sauce at the bottom of pan which is so nice.

If you want to make it look more festive, you can add glaze on top.

This apple cinnamon bread is one of the easiest and decadent breads that we can make and enjoy at home.

Its so soft and airy as a bread cloud and filled in with warm aroma of cinnamon and succulent pieces of apples in between.

apple cinnamon pull apart bread

Which apples are best for making homemade apple cinnamon pull apart bread

The best apples for cinnamon apple bread are those that are sweet and tart and that can hold their shape well when cooked, such as Fuji, Granny Smith, Gala,Pink Lady ,Honeycrisp etc

How many apples do you need for making this cinnamon apple pull part loaf

You can use 1 big apple or 1 and half small apples.Depending on the size of apples and according to your preference 1-2 apples can be used.In this recipe,I used 1 and half apples as my apples were small.

Can I skip adding the Glaze

Adding Glaze in this homemade pull apart bread is totally optional.This bread is delicious by itself.

Why do we add glaze in this apple pull apart bread

  • To get nice festive look to our bread
  • To make it more sweeter

What type of yeast can be used for making cinnamon apple loaf? 

You can use both active dried yeast or instant yeast to make this homemade pull apart bread.

1 teaspoon instant (bread machine) yeast = 1 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast.

If you are using active dried yeast, add the active dried yeast into the liquid mixture, just as we added instant yeast in the video.Then wait for the yeast to get dissolved into the liquid mixture and to get activated, before adding the flour.The liquid mixture will become slightly foamy in about 10 minutes of adding yeast; then proceed with the recipe by adding flour.

Can I add egg in this cinnamon apple pull apart bread recipe

Yes ,you can add egg in this bread recipe.

How can I add egg in this easy pull apart bread recipe

Just reduce the amount of milk, by the volume of 1 egg (40-45 ml) and use 1 egg instead.You can reduce 40-45 ml milk/water in this cinnamon apple pull apart bread recipe if you are using one egg.

Watch the video to see How easy it is to make Apple Cinnamon Pull Apart Bread

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cinnamon apple pull apart bread recipe

Cinnamon Apple Pull Apart Bread Recipe

This Cinnamon Apple Pull Apart Bread makes the most delicious and decadent breakfast bread ever.It is super easy to make and the bread is soft and light and each layer is filled with the wonderful aroma of cinnamon and with juicy pieces of apples.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Proofing time 1 hr
Total Time 2 hrs 5 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American, British
Servings 1 Loaf

Ingredients
  

For the bread dough

  • 357 g Flour or 2 3/4 cup(loosely packed)
  • 210 ml Water 1 cup -2 tbsp
  • 1 tsp Instant yeast Active dry yeast 1 and 1/4 tsp
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 42.6 g Butter or 3 tbsp
  • 1 tbsp Sugar or honey

For the filling

  • 90 g Soft Brown sugar (packed cup)1/2 cup
  • 57 g Unsalted Butter(softened) 1/4 cup
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon powder

For glaze

  • 15 ml Milk 1 tbsp
  • 32 g Powdered sugar 1/4 cup
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract or 1/4 tsp vanilla sugar

Instructions
 

Prepare the dough

  • Into a bowl, add in the lukewarm water, honey or sugar,salt,yeast and stir to dissolve the ingredients in water.
    Add in the softened butter.
    Add the flour.
    Combine everything together to form a shaggy mass of dough.
    If you are kneading the dough in a stand mixer, use the dough hook attachment and knead the dough for 4-5 minutes.
    If you are kneading the dough by hands, transfer the dough on to a clean work surface and knead the dough for a few minutes(5-6 minutes)until it form a smooth dough.
    This bread dough is an easy to knead dough.It is not a very sticky dough.In the beginning we may feel slightly sticky, thats ok; at this point you may be tempted to add more flour but don’t do that.The dough will come together in about 4 minutes of kneading.
    Flatten the dough ball a little to form a disc shape and then cover it with a bowl or kitchen towel and let the dough rest on the counter for five minutes.This is not for proofing the dough, but this is to let the dough sit for a few minutes so that the gluten stands will relax.
    This resting will prevent our dough from enormous rebounding back of the dough while rolling it into a thin rectangular sheet.

Divide and shape the dough

  • So for the next step of shaping the rolls, first we need to roll the dough into thin sheet (around 5-6 mm thickness).
    Pat, stretch and roll out the dough to form 15X14-inch rectangle
    Then spread very soft butter all over the surface.
    Then sprinkle on the sugar and cinnamon powder mixture as evenly as possible.
    Then with the diced apple pieces.
    Cut the dough into 4 long strips.
    Stack each of them.
    Then again cut them into 4 equal pieces.So that we will get a set of four dough strips with four layers of dough on each.
    Now place each set of dough in a bread pan.We can place them straight as in the video or in a random pattern.
    While doing this step, some of the filling will fall off, but just scoop up any apple pieces and add to the top or in between the layers of the dough. 

Proof the Apple Cinnamon Bread dough

  • Now cover the bread pan loosely with a plastic film and let the dough rise for 60 minutes in a warm environment.
    After 60 minutes, our dough will rise well.
    You may see the some sugar liquifying after this proofing.
    That is okay.It will then get evaporated and form into sticky caramel sauce like texture after baking.

Bake the apple cinnamon pull apart bread loaf

  • After proofing, place the baking tray into the 350 F or 180 C preheated oven.
    Bake for 45-48 minutes.
    After baking, let the bread cool down for about 20 minutes in the pan itself.
    Then remove it from the pan.
    If you want to make it look more festive, you can add glaze on top.
    Enjoy!

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