Apple Bread with Streusel Topping and Giveaway!

Apple Bread with Streusel Topping

The Story:

I grew up in a very strange neighborhood.  Every girl had a shelf lined with American Girl Dolls in her room and every boy had posters and memorabilia signed by celebrities and famous athletes on their wall.  Party favors consisted of jewelry and gift cards instead of candy and dollar store trinkets. And after a sleepover on silk sheets we never ate cereal.  We always walked downstairs to find Starbucks drinks and a big slice of Starbucks bread on the counter.

We were 10.

It’s pretty ridiculous looking back at it all now.  For the record I did not own an American Girl Doll and the closest thing I had to a celebrity’s signature was a camp T-shirt signed by the PSU soccer players.  Our pantry was stocked to the brim with cereal and jam and that’s the way I liked.  Even now, cereal is the best breakfast around.

Apple Bread with Streusel Topping

Apple Bread with Streusel Topping


Apple Bread:
1 1/2 C. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
3 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
2 eggs
1/4 C. oil
1/4 C. applesauce
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 C. sugar
1/2 C. brown sugar
2 C. apples, grated (remove skins first)
NOTE: You can chop up your apples if you prefer, don't leave the chunks too large
Streusel Topping:
1/3 C. brown sugar
1/3 C. flour
1/4 C. oats
3 Tbsp. butter, melted


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease an 8X4 loaf pan. (I lined mine with parchment.)
2. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and cloves. Set aside.
3. In a stand mixer, beat eggs, oil, applesauce, vanilla, sugar and brown sugar.
4. Slowly add in dry ingredients, careful not to over mix.
5. Stir in grated apples.
6. Dump into loaf pan.
7 Streusel: Combine all ingredients and crumble over dough in pan.
8. Bake for 45-55 minutes or until an inserted knife comes out clean.
9. Let cool for a few minutes before removing from pan.

Streusel topping! This recipe works great for muffins too by the way…

streusel topping

apple loaf

apple loaf with streusel

You don’t need butter, I just was struggling with these photos and was trying something different

Apple Bread

Pillsbury Funfetti Lil’ Donuts Giveaway!

Remember my fun Game Day Donuts post?  I used the new Pillsbury Lil’ Donuts kits and now you get a chance you win a kit AND some cash for yourself! The Celebrate the Lil’ Thing Giveaway includes a Funfetti Lil’ Donuts Kit and a $50 Visa gift card! So you can make some fun party donuts and then go buy someone (or yourself) a nice gift!

To enter you must be 18 years or older and be a U.S. resident.  You will be notified by email if you have won and you must respond within 24 hours or a new winner will be selected.

How to enter:

  1. Comment below telling me your favorite donut flavor!
  2. “Pin” an image that used a Pillsbury Lil’ Donuts Kit and write a SEPARATE comment below telling that you did it! (You can check out my post HERE or check out Pillsbury’s baking page to find fun recipes!)

Giveaway open until October 21st 11:59PM ET

148 thoughts on “Apple Bread with Streusel Topping and Giveaway!

  1. 1
    Mami2jcn says:

    I love blueberry cake donuts!

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    robin says:

    Love Blueberry!

  3. 3
    Danielle says:

    My favorite donut flavor is apple cider.

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    Gina says:

    Oh- I love chocolate cake donuts – those are my absolute favorite.

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    Barbara says:

    I have a love affair with ALL donuts… but if I must pick one favorite, it would probably be Boston Creme.

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    Barbara says:

    PINNED your Lil’ Donut footballs!! 🙂

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    Gina Guthrie says:

    I love chocolate glazed donuts, maple glazed are a close second fav.

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    Lindsay says:


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    Kimberly says:

    Rapsberry filled donuts are my fave!

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    Shyanne says:

    Chocolate donuts (or anything) will always be my favorite!

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    Kate says:

    My favorite donut has to be apple cider.

  13. 13
    Misty Smith says:

    I love chocolate iced doughnuts with sprinkles!

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    Ashlyn says:

    My favorite donut is an old fashioned with chocolate glaze, Yummy!!!

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    Cassie says:

    I love pumpkin donuts!

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    Lola W. says:

    How about chocolate glazed with sprinkles? Yummy!

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    KAY says:

    I would walk a mile for a good donut done right.

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    Ellen S says:

    I love donuts with white icing and sprinkles!

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    Gaylene says:

    I LOVE maple!!

  22. 22
    Linda V. says:


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    Shelly says:

    I love cake donuts with sprinkles!

  24. 24
    KAY says:

    I love the ideas I found when I pinned it and some of my followers also received them. Thanks for doing what you do

  25. 25
    Becky Berrett says:

    Raspberry filled!

  26. 26

    i love vanilla cake donuts with pink frosting and lots of sprinkles 🙂

  27. 27
    Heidi M says:

    Pumpkin! Love this time of year.

  28. 28
    Heidi M says:

    Pinned your bacon donut hole skewers. Can’t go wrong with that!

  29. 29
    Julie says:

    My favorite doughnuts are buttermilk bars! I know they aren’t shaped like most, but they are definitely a staple in most pink boxes I see… 😉

  30. 30
    Alexa says:

    Does anything really compare to chocolate? I don’t think so!

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    Gigi lange says:

    I love any flavor any shape any size donuts. Loooove them

  33. 33
    Marznuk says:

    Did someone say donuts? I love them all! Especially apple fritters and chocolate glazed.

  34. 34
    Marznuk says:

    Donuts pinned!

  35. 35
    Erin says:

    Vanilla donuts with chocolate frosting and sprinkles!

  36. 36
    Sabrina says:

    Always pumpkin everything! With some chocolate glaze maybe so my hubby will enjoy it more?

  37. 37
    Sabrina says:

    I pinned a donut recipe.

  38. 38
    D Schmidt says:

    I love Maple Glazed Donuts.

  39. 39
    TaraLP says:

    Raspberry filled!

  40. 40
    D Schmidt says:

    Pinned your recipe for game day donuts!

  41. 41
    stephanie clark says:

    I love Boston Creme’s , but I just tried a Browned Butter Banana Bread doughnut that was amazing!

  42. 42
    Vera says:

    I love pumpkin donuts!

  43. 43
    Jamie says:

    I love chocolate donuts C:

  44. 44
    Jamie says:

    pinned donuts!

  45. 45
    Jackie Gibson says:

    Well, someone has to mention “beignets” and since I grew up in N’awlins and drink “cafe au lait” every morning, those are my favorite donut. I even hold down the carbs by not using the confectioners’ sugar on the outside!

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      Bob says:

      Beignets are my favorite too! Since leaving New Orleans about 20 years ago and moving to Chicago the only time I get beignets are when I make them or when I take trips to visit family back home. Luckily I can find CDM coffee and chicory at a store not too far from where I live.

  46. 46
    Alyssa Seaton says:

    I pinned the chocolate glazed donuts, because I love chocolate and whats better than warm chocolate donuts and some fresh coffee.

  47. 47
    Vunda V says:

    i love maple glazed bacon donuts!!

  48. 48
    Kristin t says:

    Strawberry frosting or glazed!

  49. 49
    Jackie Gibson says:

    I rest my password on Pinterest & pinned your Game Day Donuts; keep these delish ideas coming! 😀

  50. 50
    Jackie Gibson says:

    Oops! “Reset” not “rest”!

  51. 51
    Michelle says:

    I love pumpkin sour cream donuts glazed. They are amazing. Or red velvet with cream cheese frosting.

  52. 52
    Jessie C. says:

    I like original glazed donuts

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    Jessie C. says:


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    Karen Gentry says:

    I love chocolate crème filled donuts the best 🙂

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    Kristen says:

    definitely boston creme!

  56. 56
    Lisa Brown says:

    i love old fashioned chocolate, glazed
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

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    Amber says:

    Pumpkin… Always pumpkin!

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    Kat says:


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    Melina says:

    Maple bar hands down!

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    Terri B says:

    I like apple cider donuts!

  61. 61
    Lisa says:

    I love cinnamon sugar donuts – I also like boston creme from time to time

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    Yashica says:

    I love strawberry frosted donuts

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    Auntiepatch says:

    Simply glazed – or chocolate-covered old fashioned!

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    Deb Weaver says:

    I pinned the football donuts..cute 🙂

  68. 68
    Deb Weaver says:

    My favorite donut flavor is pumpkin! YUM

  69. 69
    TrishInFL says:

    I love plain glazed doughnuts, but especially when they are hot out of the oven. Yum!

  70. 70
    Maya says:

    Mmmm, apple cider. <3

  71. 71
    Maya says:

    Aaaaaand PINNED! <3

  72. 72
    Christy Spurlock says:

    Bavarian Creme

  73. 73
    Susan Christy says:

    Sour Cream doughnuts are my favorite.

  74. 74
    Mimi says:

    Krispy Kremes!

  75. 75
    Julie Reeves says:

    I made the chocolate donuts in the box mix and they were so good!

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    Amy S says:

    I love apple fritters!

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    Kristen says:

    I like chocolate or maple with custard inside.

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    Blessie Nelson says:

    I love a simple donut with white sprinkle icing!

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    Blessie Nelson says:

    I pinned your donut holes! So pretty!

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    Annie C says:

    Chocolate! No question.

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    Annie C says:

    Yummy looking chocolate footballs! I pinned them to my board Sweets & Treats.

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    Margot C says:

    I like a classic glazed doughnut

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    Lirio says:

    good ol’ fashion chocolate glazed donuts! yum!

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    Amber says:

    Cinnamon sugar doughnuts are my favorite!

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    Ange says:

    Apple cider donuts are my favorite!

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    SE in Oregon says:

    Must be the time of year. Me, like many others I read, love apple cider in the fall. Those donuts sound best.

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    Amy S. says:

    My favorite donut is cherry cake!

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    Chelsey says:

    I made this apple streusel bread and it was so yummy! The middle of it fell though, I am thinking it was too wet from the apples!! They were fresh picked Honeycrisp from my mother in laws tree!! When I shredded the apples there was a puddle of juice under the apple mound! The flavor was awesome though!!

  92. 92
    Laura H. says:

    Devils Food Crumb Donuts….mmm.

  93. 93
    Natalie Hedman says:

    Glazed are my favorite!

  94. 94
    Justin S. says:

    The Doughnet Plant makes a killer PB & J doughnut with a raspberry filling.

  95. 95

    That topping is the best! I would totally pick off that first!

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    i pinned the chocolate footballs!

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    Edwina Bustamante says:

    I love all donuts, all shapes, sizes, colors and flavored…..and that’s probably why I look like a donut! Ahahahaha. I have made so many cupcakes from your book and they are all fabulous, thank you for sharing your passion

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    Glenda Gibson says:

    I love chocolate flavored! But I’d also love to try the maple donuts.

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    Glenda Gibson says:

    Pinned the donut skewers!

  101. 101
    Roselle Matos says:

    Blueberry flavor is the best!

  102. 102
    Roselle Matos says:

    Pinned the Maple Bacon Donut Skewers!

  103. 103
    Madonna says:

    I love maple donuts

  104. 104
    Sami Salazar says:

    Lemon Poppyseed Donuts for sure!!

  105. 105
    Sami Salazar says:

    Pinned the lil donut birthday cake 🙂

  106. 106
    Tabathia B says:

    I love just love pumpkin donuts and this is the only time of the year that I can get them

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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    Whitney Lindeman says:

    I love allll donuts! Maple bacon are probably my favorite.

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    Nataly Carbonell says:

    mine is chocolate!

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    Amanda martin says:

    Chocolate glazed donuts are my favorite

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    Mahdi says:

    My favorite donuts are plain cake donuts. I’m a simple kind of girl.

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    Mahdi says:

    I pinned the cute little football donut hole recipe here:

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    Maria says:

    I love making donuts. I think chocolate is the family favorite but I would rather have a jelly one.

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    Brigette says:

    Apple cider donuts are yummy.

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    Rachel says:

    Chocolate cake donuts are my favorite!

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    Carly says:

    I love boston cream, but for Halloween, there is a seasonal donut at Dunkin Donuts called Boston SCREAM. How clever is that? 😀

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    Carly says:

    I pinned Game Day Donuts 🙂 They are so cute!

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    Ellie says:

    Give me chocolate iced donuts anyday! Thanks for the giveaway chance.

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    Martha in KS says:

    I prefer cake donuts & blueberry is my favorite. I’m making this apple bread today! Thanks

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    Nicole M. says:

    sour cream doughnuts!

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    TJ says:

    My favoriate donut flavor is maple glazed. Delicious!

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    Kendra says:

    Chocolate bars, maple bars, custard filled, jelly filled, cake donuts with sprinkles, with nuts, with coconut, apple fritters, blueberry , pumpkin……’s all good! And I can’t choose.

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    debbie jackson says:

    pumpkin donuts are yummy roddjackson at hotmail dot com

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    jacquie says:

    apple cider donuts

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    Jaqui says:

    It’s a toss up between maple and cinnamon sugar donuts.

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    Jaqui says:

    I pinned your football donuts picture.

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    barbara n says:

    I love peanut sticks!

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    Harmony B says:

    Love apple cider donuts with cinnamon sugar

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    Mokhina A. says:

    Cinnamon Sugar Donuts!!

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    Mokhina A. says:

    Pinned your game day donuts!

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    DESIREE H says:


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    DESIREE H says:


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    I like chocolate cake donuts!

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    Gaby says:

    I love chocolate glazed doughnuts w/ sprinkles, Yum! I buy one almost everyday =)

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    Melinda says:

    Plain glazed doughnuts are my favorite!

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    rachel says:

    Chocolate all year round but pumpkin in the fall 🙂

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    Lisa jackson says:

    I love glaze donuts,and chocolate covered. But honestly I never met a donut I didn’t like!

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    macy says:

    I love chocolate cake donuts!

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    This looks amazing!!!

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    Kristi Raile says:

    Hi Lizzy! I recently stumbled across your recipes and love your ideas! I have Celiac Disease so I am working to make Gluten Free versions of your recipes 🙂 I was wondering if you have any recommendation for what type of apples to use in this bread? Or will any apple do? Thank you!

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    Madi Woltman says:

    How long will this bread stay at room temp wrapped?

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