October 3, 2011

Pumpkin Apple Bread

It's beginning to look a lot like Fall.

Everywhere you goooo. Soon the leaves will falllllll. Apples are ripe-n-ing, pumpkins are carol-i-ng, ghosts and goblins are on the callll.

Okay. Too much? Sorry. It's too soon for Christmas carols and I'm not singing the Monster Mash yet (what are you going to be for Halloween?). Why aren't there any Fall songs? It's not fair!

Despite the lack of Fall carols, I loved this bread. It's got all the flavors of Fall: apples, pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, ground cloves...it smells amazing, looks amazing, and tastes amazing. If you haven't made anything with pumpkin yet, I'd suggest this. You'll love it and start making up your own Fall songs. Like me. Isn't that great!

P.S. What do you think of my new photo location?

Source: Life of a Wife
Servings: 2 loaves

For the Topping
1 Tbsp flour
5 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened

For the Bread
3 cups flour
3/4 tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 ground cloves
1 tsp nutmeg
1 (15 oz) can solid-pack pumpkin
3/4 cup vegetable oil
2 1/4 cups sugar
4 eggs, lightly beaten
2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and chopped (about 2 cups)

Make the topping: Blend together flour, sugar, cinnamon, and butter in a small bowl with your fingertips until mixture resembles coarse meal.

Make the bread: Sift together flour, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon into a medium bowl. Whisk together pumpkin, oil, sugar, and eggs in a large bowl. Add the dry ingredients, stirring until well combined. Fold in apples.

Divide batter between two buttered 9x5" loaf pans. Sprinkle half of the topping evenly over each loaf. Bake at 350 degrees until a toothpick inserted in center of bread comes out clean, 50 to 60 minutes.

Cool loaves in pans on a rack for 45 minutes, then turn out onto rack and cool completely, about 1 hour. This bread keeps, wrapped in plastic wrap and foil and refrigerated, for up to 1 week. It can also be frozen for up to 1 month.

Have you started to plan for Halloween?


  1. This bread looks great--I love how crusty the top looks. Yum!

  2. Oh man, this bread looks *amazing.* I woke up this morning craving my mom's pumpkin bread--maybe if I make this loaf, I can satisfy that desire!

  3. This bread looks really good!

    I have started to plan...a little. I'm getting the fall decorations out of the attic tonight and seeing what else needs to be bought. I'm not dressing up this year (no place to go) so no need to plan that part! And I won't buy candy until the week of because I'll eat it all!

  4. I'm glad you liked it! It seriously is the perfect fall bread! Oh and I like your fall song :)

  5. This bread looks so good! And I agree, there should be fall carols! ;-)

  6. Your bread look really good and moist! The color came out pretty, too. I haven't started planning for Halloween, but I'm probably going to be a witch like every year!

  7. I wish there WERE such a thing as fall carols! If there were, I would sing an ode about this combination of pumpkin and apple. Spectacular.

    Sorry I haven't commented in so long! I have kind of fallen off the blogosphere this summer but, I still have been following and still love your recipes and will be a more devoted follower starting now!

    Thanks for always posting such awesome pieces :)
    @ http://clutzycooking.blogspot.com


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