Apple Pumpkin Bread
Here’s a new recipe I tried a couple weeks ago. It has all the goodies of fall: apples, pumpkin and spices. Your home will smell better than any candle while it’s baking, and it’s wonderful toasted and spread with butter. It’s perfect for breakfast with a cup of tea or coffee, or as an afternoon snack.
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Yield : 2 loaves
- 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour or white whole wheat flour
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- ¾ cup applesauce
- 4 eggs
- 1/2 cup apple cider
- 2 cups pumpkin purée (1 15 ounce can, or make your own)
- 1 1/2 cups finely chopped, peeled firm, sweet apples
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Grease the bottom and 1/2 inch up sides of two 9x5x3-inch, three 8x4x2-inch, or four 7 1/2×3 1/2×2-inch loaf pans.
- In a medium bowl, combine whole wheat and all-purpose flour, spices, baking soda and salt; set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine granulated sugar, brown sugar and applesauce. Mix well. Add eggs; beat well.
- Alternately add flour mixture and apple cider to sugar mixture, mixing after each addition just until combined.
- Beat in pumpkin. Fold in apples and nuts. Pour batter into prepared pans; spread evenly.
- Bake for 55 to 60 minutes for the 9×5-inch loaves, 45 to 50 minutes for the 8×4-inch loaves or 40 to 45 minutes for the 7 1/2×3-inch loaves, or until a toothpick inserted near centers comes out clean.
- Cool in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes. Remove from pans. Cool completely on wire racks. Wrap in foil and store overnight before slicing.
(modified from a Midwest Living recipe)
This looks wonderful. For that matter, so do the other linked recipes, especially the biscuits. When we finally turn fall-cool, I’ll be trying them all!
Looks so yummy! Will be making this soon! Happy that you are back!
Hm! I’ll have to check into these yummy-looking recipes! I’ll have to convert them to gluten-free before trying them. They all look delicious!
How’s the fall work going?
Have to say it again: I’m sooo happy you’re back!!
Check out my latest post today about the harvest: http://windowontheprairie.com/2014/10/23/soybean-harvest-2014/
When I saw your apple pumpkin bread recipe I had to try it, but one problem my husband absolutely doesn’t like pumpkin.So I made the bread anyway, just didn’t tell him it had pumpkin in it. I called it applesauce nut bread and he loved it! Thanks for your great recipes.
Tee hee…you sneaky devil. 🙂