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No-Knead Apple Yeast Bread

This delicious and sweet No-Knead Apple Yeast Bread is moist and flavorful. It’s loaded with lots of fresh apple chunks and plenty of warm cinnamon. The aroma of it baking in the oven is something you need to experience!

No knead apple yeast bread on a blue plate with apples and leaves in the background.

If you’ve shied away from baking yeast bread before because you think they’re complicated and fiddly what with all that kneading, this easy apple bread is right up your alley!

This dough basically takes only two bowls, one spoon, and a little bit of rising time. You really can’t get any easier or less fiddly than that!

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A photo collage of apple yeast bread on a blue platter with chunks of apple and a confectioners sugar dusting.

How long will this apple bread take to make from start to finish?

  • The first thing you’ll notice about this dough is how wet it is. It’s not at all stiff or firm dough, so don’t be concerned. That said, because this dough is so wet, the rise times and bake time will be longer than your average yeast bread, so please plan accordingly.
  • This apple yeast bread will take two risings at 60 minutes each, and one bake at approximately 90 minutes.
  • All total, you’re looking at approximately 6 hours from start to finish, and this includes the cool down time.
  • Having said that, the hands-on time involved is only like 30 minutes total. You can go about your business doing your own thing while the bread rises and bakes. You won’t need to babysit or fuss with it. Yay!
An overhead photo of a loaf of no knead apple yeast bread with colorful napkins and apples in the background.

The ingredient list:

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  • 3 apples, peeled and diced (I used Pink Lady)
  • ground cinnamon
  • grated nutmeg
  • sugar
  • lemon juice
  • salt
  • all-purpose flour
  • yeast
  • milk
  • eggs
  • honey
  • butter
  • confectioners sugar (optional)

Kitchen tools and equipment needed:

Closeup image of a confectioners sugar dusted no knead apple yeast bread with apple chunks on top.

The easy instructions for making No-Knead Apple Yeast Bread:

  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, yeast, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
How to make No-Knead Apple Yeast Bread photo tutorial - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com
  • In a small bowl heat butter and honey.
  • Add the milk and eggs.
 How to make No-Knead Apple Yeast Bread photo tutorial - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com
  • Whisk the wet ingredients and add them to the dry ingredients.
 How to make No-Knead Apple Yeast Bread photo tutorial - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com
  • Stir well with a wooden spoon until completely incorporated.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and allow the dough to rise (it will not quite double in volume) for 60 minutes in a warm (not hot) place.
 How to make No-Knead Apple Yeast Bread photo tutorial - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com
  • Meanwhile, peel and dice the apples into approximately ½” pieces.
  • Place the apples in a medium-sized bowl and toss them with fresh lemon juice.
 How to make No-Knead Apple Yeast Bread photo tutorial - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com
  • Add sugar, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg to the apples and toss to coat.
 How to make No-Knead Apple Yeast Bread photo tutorial - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com
  • After the first rise, uncover the dough and deflate by stirring.
  • Spoon half of the dough into a prepared loaf pan which has been sprayed liberally with baking spray.
 How to make No-Knead Apple Yeast Bread photo tutorial - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com
  • Top the layer of dough with half of the prepared diced apples.
  • Top the apples with the remaining dough and top the second layer of dough with the remaining apples.
  • Allow the bread to rise again in a warm, draft-free place for 50 – 60 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Bake the loaf in the preheated oven for 90 minutes, or until a pick or skewer inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Place on a cooling rack for 30 minutes, and then turn the loaf out of the pan and cool completely before slicing.
 How to make No-Knead Apple Yeast Bread photo tutorial - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com
A horizontal photo of a no knead apple yeast bread dusted with confectioners sugar on a pretty blue platter.

Ready for something really special?

Fry a slice in BUTTER!!

Yeah, you read that correctly. It’s like an apple French toast, but without having to dip it in egg, OR cover it with maple syrup!

You guys…it’s like the best thing EVER!!

Can this no knead yeast bread be frozen?

It sure can!

Wrap it well in plastic wrap and you can freeze this bread (either in individual slices, or the entire loaf) for up to three months.

A slice of fried no knead apple yeast bread on a blue plate with a fork and a light dusting of powdered sugar.

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Below is the printable recipe card along with the nutritional information for today’s No-Knead Apple Yeast Bread with Cinnamon & Sugar.

Yield: 12 slices

No-Knead Apple Yeast Bread with Cinnamon & Sugar

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This delicious and sweet No-Knead Apple Yeast Bread is moist and flavorful. It's loaded with lots of fresh apple chunks and plenty of warm cinnamon. The aroma of it baking in the oven is something you need to experience, and its taste is out of this world!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
rise times 2 hours
Total Time 3 hours 45 minutes

Ingredients

For the apples;

  • 3 apples, peeled and diced into ½" chunks
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

For the dough;

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • confectioners sugar, optional

Instructions

  1. To make the dough;
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, yeast, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  3. In a small bowl heat butter and honey to warm. Add the milk and eggs and whisk to combine.
  4. Stir well with a wooden spoon until the ingredients are completely incorporated.
  5. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and allow the dough to rise (it will not quite double in volume) for 60 minutes in a warm (not hot) place.

To make the apples;

  1. Place all the ingredients in a medium bowl, stir well and set aside.
  2. After the first rise, uncover the dough and deflate by gently stirring once or twice.
  3. Spoon half of the dough into a prepared loaf pan which has been sprayed liberally with baking spray.
  4. Top the layer of dough with half of the prepared diced apples. 
  5. Top the apples with the remaining dough and top the second layer of dough with the remaining apples.
  6. Allow the bread to rise again in a warm, draft-free place for 50 - 60 minutes.
  7. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  8. Place the loaf pan on a baking sheet and bake in a preheated oven for 90 minutes, or until a pick or skewer inserted in the center comes out clean.
  9. Place the loaf pan on a cooling rack for 30 minutes, and then turn the loaf out of the pan and cool completely before slicing.

Notes

Tools and equipment;

large bowl, medium bowl, small bowl, peeler, chef's knife, cutting board, whisk, wooden spoon, plastic wrap, loaf pan, baking sheet, baking spray, measuring cups, measuring spoons, cooling rack, serrated knife.

Nutrition Information

Yield

12

Serving Size

1 slice

Amount Per Serving Calories 200Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 2gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 41mgSodium 245mgCarbohydrates 35gFiber 1gSugar 17gProtein 3g

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A sliced loaf of no knead apple yeast bread on a blue plate sprinkled with powdered sugar with apples in the background.

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Ashley F

Friday 5th of June 2020

Such a tasty bread to make! Love the step by step photos in getting this bread to come out perfect every time!

Renée

Friday 5th of June 2020

This makes me happy, Ashley. Thank you. Enjoy!

Cindy

Friday 5th of June 2020

As I bought too many apples and want to use them up, I find this recipe and am really happy about it. It calls for the ingredients I already have on hand, and my family loves it!

Renée

Friday 5th of June 2020

Awesome timing, Cindy! Enjoy the recipe!

Linda

Friday 28th of September 2018

Oh, I simply love the idea of this bread! All those luscious apples in a warm bread - yes please! And frying it - OK, you just took it to another level!

Renée

Saturday 29th of September 2018

Right?!! My mom told me about frying the bread and once I did, I was in heaven!! Anyway, thanks for your comment, Linda, and glad you like the bread!

Toni | Boulder Locavore

Wednesday 12th of September 2018

It looks and sounds so good! Yummy!

Tanya Schroeder

Wednesday 12th of September 2018

I love all the apples and that this is a no knead bread!

Renée

Wednesday 12th of September 2018

Thank you, Tanya!

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