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This Pumpkin Apple Bread has all of those favorite warm fall flavors you love in the cool fall and winter months. Ridiculously moist and tender, this pumpkin bread makes an excellent breakfast, snack or even gift idea for fall!
It’s shaping up to be a rainy fall day her in Southern California – our first “storm watch” of the season! Yes, they really do call it “Storm Watch” when we have a 50% chance of rain. Either way, I’m just excited to get to where my new boots! (See that cute outfit I’m wearing in my photo in the sidebar? Yup, same outfit I’m wearing right now as I type this post! Love.) Of course with rainy, dreary weather comes an obsessive need to bake. Like, a lot. This recipe for Pumpkin Apple Bread is perfect, and easy to whip up during naptime.
This is a very versatile recipe – you could add raisins or cranberries or even sub applesauce or yogurt for the oil to make it a healthier pumpkin bread recipe. It makes perfect muffins too. I actually like to do both – make a dozen muffins and one pan of bread. So yummy!
This pumpkin apple bread recipe will fill two 9-inch loaf pans. Make sure to grease them generously, or line them with parchment paper first for easy lifting.
PRO TIP: Line loaf pans with parchment paper the goes up just two sides to act as handles for removing the bread from the pan. It will make your life so much easier!
I almost always recommend granny smith apples for baking, because I love the tart flavor and they are crisp so they hold up really well and don’t get super mushy. Other good options would be honeycrisp, galas or other crisp, tart apple varieties. An apple with a more mealy texture, like Red Delicious, would just melt and not hold up in this recipe.
This pumpkin apple bread is just begging for a simple butter spread, but here are a few more options for spreading:
My daughter is a huge fan of using flavored butter AND cream cheese on her apple bread, so there’s always that option!
9-inch Loaf Pans: These are great and affordable, and come in a set of two.
Parchment paper – I prefer parchment to foil; it’s just easier to work with and is just as nonstick. Plus it just looks prettier!
Chef Knife: This is my favorite and the one that I use in my kitchen all day long.