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Brown Butter Apple Crisp Skillet Muffin Bread

  • Author: Girl Versus Dough
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 mins
  • Yield: 10 to 12 servings 1x



For the bread:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups peeled, cored and chopped apples (about 2 apples)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups milk

For the topping:

  • 1/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons cold unsalted butter

For the glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F; coat the bottom and sides of a large cast-iron skillet with butter.
  2. In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Continue to stir melted butter until brown bits form on the bottom and the butter turns a caramel color. Remove from heat; strain and set aside to cool slightly.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Add apples to a separate medium bowl. Transfer 3 tablespoons of the flour mixture to the bowl with the apples; toss to coat.
  4. In a separate medium bowl, whisk together eggs, milk and brown butter. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients; stir until just combined. Fold in apples.
  5. Make the topping: Combine flour, oats, sugar and cinnamon in a bowl. Cut in butter with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  6. Pour batter into prepared skillet; top evenly with streusel topping. Bake 45 minutes to 1 hour until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  7. Cool completely in skillet on a cooling rack. Combine ingredients for glaze. Drizzle over fully cooled bread.