Fall is here and everywhere I look there are pumpkins and apples. I am always torn as to what warm treat I’m going to make and what the main ingredient will be. Since I couldn’t decide this year I decided to combine the two Fall stars to make this wonderful warm, spiced, bread.
This recipe has no oil in it, instead I used applesauce. Apple cider is added in as well, this adds depth to the flavor of the bread. The cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves add a warmness that screams FALL and cool weather! While it is baking it will fill your home with a smell so good you won’t be able to wait to have a piece.
My daughter had a piece and she asked me to make more. I chuckled a little because there was still a WHOLE loaf left!! I’m glad she liked it that much! I hope you like it that much too. Leave a comment below and let me know.
*Since there is applesauce and apple cider it adds a little stickiness to the outside of the bread.
Pumpkin Apple Walnut Bread
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp cloves
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup applesauce
- 1/4 cup apple cider
- 1 cup pumpkin
- 1 cup apple, peeled & cubed (any kind, I used Gala)
- 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a 9x5 loaf pan and set aside.
In a mixing bowl, combine together eggs, applesauce, apple cider, pumpkin, and sugars. Mix until just combined.
Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg to wet ingredients. Mix until combined.
Stir in apples and walnuts. Pour batter into loaf pan and bake 55-60 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Let cool 15 minutes before removing from pan. Store on the counter for 2 days or in refrigerator for up to 1 week.
Have leftover apple cider? Make some applesauce. I have a great, easy RECIPE.
Do you prefer pumpkin or apple this time of year? I love both and can’t get enough of them.