When your child who only likes chicken nuggets, oreos, and chocolate milk, says, ” Mom! This is AWESOME!”… My mama radar perks up! I know I’ve baked a winner! Get ready to sink your teeth into the most tender and moist Pumpkin Apple Bread filled with chunks of apple and topped with a delicate and crumbly streusel topping! This will soon become a family classic for the holidays!
Now if your neighbor’s suddenly come calling, don’t blame me! Your kitchen will be the most aromatic location in the hood!
I love the texture of having a delicious piece of sweet-tart apple in every bite! So I have added 2 full cups of diced Granny Smith apples in this recipe. Because of the extra apple, which by the way keeps the bread oh-so-moist , it adds extra volume to the mix, you will need 7 mini loaf pans. If you don’t have have that many then use what you have and pour the rest into a larger loaf pan. Don’t waste any of this batter… it is delish!
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1½ teaspoons salt
- 3 cups granulated sugar
- 1 can (15 oz.) Pure Pumpkin
- 4 large eggs
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- ½ cup apple juice or water
- 2 large Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and diced
- Streusal Topping:
- 1.5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 5 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1.5 tablespoons butter, softened
- PREHEAT oven to 350° F.
- Grease and flour Seven 3 x 5 inch mini loaf pans or Two 9 x 5 inch loaf pans.
- Combine flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt in large bowl.
- Combine sugar, pumpkin, eggs, vegetable oil and apple juice in large mixer bowl Beat until just blended.
- Add pumpkin mixture to flour mixture; stir just until moistened.
- Fold in apples.
- Spoon batter equally into prepared loaf pans.
- Mix streusel topping in a separate bowl with a fork and sprinkle evenly over each loaf.
- BAKE for 45-50 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. For the large loaf pans, bake for 75-90 min. Start checking with toothpick or skewer at 75 min.
- Cool in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.
Pin and save this recipe for the holidays. This would make an excellent hostess or neighbor gift and it freezes well when wrapped in saran wrap and then foil. Plan ahead for the holidays and make of few of these loaves.
Oh holy cow! How completely unfair to post this because now I want some and my home is sorely lacking in it! Week after next my kitchen will be put back together and then I’m baking he HECK out of these!
Well this is right up our alley. LOVE how tasty and delicious it looks. Thanks for the recipe. I love anything pumpkin related.
Oh my this looks so good! Last night the air was a little chilly and the wind was blowing while I was putting the boys to bed and my oldest said Mom I think it’s time you make some pumpkin bread. I think I will try this instead! Thanks for the recipe and for joining us in the party!
Shannon @ Fox Hollow Cottage says
Kim, I wish I had a slice of this right now! It looks sooo delicious. I bet the kids loved it 😉 Happy Fall to you ~ Shannon
I am SO making this this weekend!!! YUM!
Heidi @ Decor & More says
Looks yummy, KIm! Think I’ll give this a try!
I’m totally making this this weekend Kim!! It sounds so delicious and I had to laugh because there happen to be a couple of chicken nugget, oreo, chocolate milk kids in our house too but I know they will love this bread! 🙂
Sounds delicious and perfect for Fall baking!
Heather A. says
This was SCRUMPTIOUS! I changed the recipe slightly for my own taste by using less sugar and using only half cup oil with half cup applesauce. I also added coconut to the Streusal mix. I made it with a 13×9 pan too. Yum! Thank you for a great recipe Kim!
Heather, can I ask if you changed the cooking time for a 13×9 pan? Thanks,Lesley
Kim, I have to say that your photography is fabulous. You do a wonderful job of composition and lighting. Can’t wait to try the recipe!
OH.my.goodness. I need to make this ASAP. So delicious!!!!
Looks amazing!! I’m going to give this a try!!
This has my name all over it!!
Thanks for linking up ! I featured your post in my wrap up http://tidymom.net/2013/15-pumpkin-projects/
Have a great rest of the weekend!
Diane Miller says
what is the amt of flour for the streuesel looks like 1.5 tbls flour am i reading it right Thanks
Kim Wilson says
Yes 1 and 1/2 tablespoons of flour. 😉
Made this and plan on making again, and again, and again!
julia terry-the mendon manor says
this is unreal good-added dates n walnuts the 2nd time
I just made this and absolutely loved it. Moist and delicious!
I am trying to post 5 stars but I’m having some problems. This bread is absolutely awesome! Will make again and again! Thank you so much for posting!
Kim Wilson says
Thank you Marjorie! I really appreciate it! I’ve never figured out how that star system works yet…. no worries! 😉
Nana Wildes says
I tried this recipe today and thought I had ruined it. I have a convection oven and set the timer for the lowest time, 60 mins. At the end of the 60 minutes I checked and they were not quite done in the middle. At that time I needed to run an errand with my hubby and he suggested I turn off the oven and leave them in there till we return. By that time they would probably finish cooking. When we returned, I started preparing dinner and set my oven to preheat. But, much to my surprise, after smelling something, I realized OH NO!! I forgot about the Apple Pumpkin loaves! I quickly retrieved them and thought for sure they were ruined! They were a little dark (but, thank goodness, not burned!) So, Hubby and I decided to try a piece. I can honestly say it is wonderful and so very moist! Even after my mess up!! The only thing I did different with the recipe is I used fresh pumpkin purée instead of canned and left off the streusel topping. Thank you so much for a foolproof recipe. (Even I couldn’t ruin!!) This recipe is definitely a keeper!! 5 stars!!
Kim @ Sand & Sisal says
Yay! I’m glad you liked them. So glad you were able to rescue your loaves. 😉