Pumpkin Apple Bread

Moist spiced pumpkin bread with tender apples throughout. A perfect loaf for breakfast, snack or dessert!

Moist spiced pumpkin apple bread recipe from @bakedbyrachel

I’ve held off on posting anything pumpkin for as long as I possibly could. This year I’ve been itching to share some fun new pumpkin recipes. Of course, that doesn’t mean this is the end of apple recipes. That would be crazy talk!

I’ve still yet to make an official trip to the apple farm. I’ve been holding out, waiting for my favorite apple to be available… Cortlands! They just became available this weekend, so I see a trip to my favorite local apple farm in my very near future.

Normally I’d hold out till October to share anything pumpkin. And honestly, I try to wait until then to even make anything pumpkin, but I’ll let you in on a little secret… I’ve been craving pumpkin goodies. And it hasn’t just been recently either. There was a moment in the middle of the summer where I wanted to make something with pumpkin. I had cans and was seriously tempted, but resisted. I just couldn’t do it! I’m a stickler for seasons.

Moist spiced pumpkin apple bread recipe from @bakedbyrachel

This bread is an absolute must. I’ll get that out there right now.

It’s simple and of course, very tasty!

My girls requested slices to go in their lunch boxes to school the week I made this. Everyone was in love.

Super moist and flavorful spiced pumpkin bread with sweet apple chunks throughout. It’s perfect for breakfast, snack or dessert!

A truly delicious Fall bread!

Moist spiced pumpkin apple bread recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Yield: 1 loaf

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 60 minutes

Total Time: 70 minutes

Pumpkin Apple Bread

Moist spiced pumpkin bread with tender apples throughout. A perfect loaf for breakfast, snack or dessert!


1/2C light brown sugar
1/2C granulated sugar
1/4C unsalted butter, softened
2 eggs
15oz pumpkin puree
1 3/4C all purpose flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1C apples


Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan with baking spray, or fit with parchment paper. Set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together sugars and butter until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, followed by pumpkin. Mix in remaining dry ingredients, beating until no streaks remain. Peel and chop apples into 1/2-inch chunks, stir into batter by hand.

Transfer batter to prepared loaf pan. Bake for 60-65 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 190°F.

Allow to cool in pan for 5-10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack.

Slice and enjoy. Store remaining bread in an airtight container for up to a week.

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43 Responses to “Pumpkin Apple Bread”

  1. #
    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — September 22, 2014 at 6:40 am

    Gorgeous loaf! You combined my favorite of late: pumpkin and apples! Pinned!

    • Rachel — September 22nd, 2014 @ 2:12 pm

      Thanks so much Anna!

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    Medeja — September 22, 2014 at 7:27 am

    Perfect bread for autumn! Double goodness! :)

    • Rachel — September 22nd, 2014 @ 2:12 pm

      Thank you! :)

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    Lisa+@+Garnish+with+Lemon — September 22, 2014 at 7:42 am

    I love the apple chunks in this. I’m always looking for new quick bread recipes and this captures all the flavors of fall perfectly!

    • Rachel — September 22nd, 2014 @ 2:13 pm

      Quick breads are the best! Less work is always a big bonus :)

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    Melissa from HungryFoodLove.com — September 22, 2014 at 8:05 am

    I’ve never made apple bread and I now want to make this for my apple picking party. I am sooo happy right now. I am loving this idea :)

    • Rachel — September 22nd, 2014 @ 2:13 pm

      Let me know if you do! :)

  5. #
    steph@stephsbitebybite — September 22, 2014 at 9:03 am

    Now if this doesn’t scream fall then I don’t know what does!

    • Rachel — September 22nd, 2014 @ 2:13 pm

      Thanks Steph!

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    Lexi @ Lexi's Clean Kitchen — September 22, 2014 at 9:16 am

    The perfect combo- apples and pumpkin! Brilliant :)

    • Rachel — September 22nd, 2014 @ 2:13 pm

      Thanks Lexi!

  7. #
    Deborah — September 22, 2014 at 9:40 am

    Oh my goodness – I made a pumpkin apple bread the day I went into labor with my daughter more than 5 years ago and I have been dying to make it again since most of it went to waste while we were at the hospital. I need this in my life!! (And I just pulled out the pumpkin last week for a savory recipe – I need to get baking!)

    • Rachel — September 22nd, 2014 @ 2:13 pm

      It’s a sign! You have to make some this week :)

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    Sharana @ Living THe Sweet Life Blog — September 22, 2014 at 11:02 am

    This bread, is the complete definition of fall – all wrapped up in a beautiful, spiced, loaf <3

    • Rachel — September 22nd, 2014 @ 2:14 pm

      Thanks Sharana!

  9. #
    Cookin+Canuck — September 22, 2014 at 11:16 am

    I absolutely adore Cortland apples, but I haven’t been able to find one since we moved back west (um, 15 years…major withdrawal). This bread has everything good about fall all wrapped in one package.

    • Rachel — September 22nd, 2014 @ 2:14 pm

      You should plan a trip to visit in the Fall for leaf peeping and apple picking!

  10. #
    Aimee+@+ShugarySweets — September 22, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    The apple orchard we go picking at just started picking Cortlands…although they only pick for about a week, and I’m sure we won’t get there in time. I think I need to though cause this pumpkin bread is genius with apples inside!!

    • Rachel — September 22nd, 2014 @ 4:12 pm

      Definitely make a trip and grab some while they’re still available!

  11. #
    Ilona @ Ilona's Passion — September 22, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    Pumpkin apple bread.. great combination of flavors!

    • Rachel — September 22nd, 2014 @ 4:12 pm

      Thanks Ilona!

  12. #
    Kelly @ Nosh and Nourish — September 22, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    I don’t know why I’ve never thought of apple + pumpkin in the same loaf! It’s perfect.

    • Rachel — September 23rd, 2014 @ 7:46 am

      It’s a delicious combination :)

  13. #
    katie — September 22, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    Yum! This bread sounds awesome. I just made my first pumpkin recipes of the season today. Must make a bread soon!

    • Rachel — September 23rd, 2014 @ 7:45 am

      Yes you must! :)

  14. #
    Annie+@+Annie's+Noms — September 23, 2014 at 11:07 am

    Pumpkin AND apple?! Now this is a combination I have got to try!

    • Rachel — September 23rd, 2014 @ 5:57 pm

      You absolutely do!

  15. #
    linda — September 23, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    Made the pumpkin apple bread but gluten frree. It turned out great! Do you
    think canberries would work? Going to gve it a try .next time for the hesk of it.

    • Rachel — September 23rd, 2014 @ 5:58 pm

      So glad you liked it! And yes, pumpkin and cranberries go amazing together! :)

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    Julie @ Table for Two — September 23, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    I’ve never had a Cortland before! I don’t even know if my store sells it, but if I see them, I’m getting some to see what you like about them, haha – although, to be fair, I love all apples :) love this pumpkin and apple combo you’ve got going on! I need a loaf!

    • Rachel — September 23rd, 2014 @ 5:58 pm

      I love all apples too, just some way more than others ;)

  17. #
    Amanda — September 23, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    I need to make this now! Love!

    • Rachel — September 24th, 2014 @ 7:44 am

      You do! :)

  18. #
    Jessica @ Sweet Menu — September 24, 2014 at 12:02 am

    What a lovely looking loaf – such pretty pics!

    • Rachel — September 24th, 2014 @ 7:44 am

      Thanks Jessica!

  19. #
    Marilyn — September 27, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    The bread was yummy! I love cooking with pumpkin! I added a half cup of toasted walnuts and a half cup of raisins which added to the eating experience.

    • Rachel — September 28th, 2014 @ 9:29 am

      So glad you enjoyed it! :)

  20. #
    Amy @ Amy's Healthy Baking — September 28, 2014 at 2:12 am

    I had mid-summer pumpkin cravings too! I held out as long as I could, which was… The first few days of September. And then I caved. I’m so impressed you could wait this long! But this bread was definitely worth posting early — it looks so moist & cozy! Pinned!

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    nicole+@+I+am+a+Honey+Bee — September 30, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    I think I have 25 pounds of apples at home. I need apple-y recipes! This is perfect!!

    • Rachel — September 30th, 2014 @ 2:16 pm

      Perfect!! :)

  22. #
    Ann — October 12, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    This was wonderful – thank you!!

    • Rachel — October 13th, 2014 @ 7:16 am

      So glad you enjoyed it!

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