Apple Pumpkin Bread

This picture literally makes me salivate. I am sure there are other people out there feeling the same way. This is the breakfast bread I made for Leah’s beachelorette party at a winery. It is so perfect for fall. Combine apple and pumpkin and throw some peanut butter on it. This loaf is moist (even though I hate that word) and homey. Can bread/cake be homey? Well I think so. It just gives you that all over warm feeling. Its like getting a hug 🙂 . I’ll quick gushing over this bread and share the recipe with you.

Apple Pumpkin Bread
Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 25-30 minutes Yield: 24 pieces

Cake Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cups flour
2 1/4 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 teaspoons vanilla
4 eggs
1/2 cup boiled cider or apple juice
1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin puree

Topping Ingredients:

1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar
1/4 cup milk
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Bring 4 cups of apple cider to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and cook for 30 minutes, or until the cider reduces to 1/2 cup. Set aside to cool. 
  3. To make the bread, whisk together flours, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk both sugars and applesauce. Add eggs. Add flour mixture and boiled cider until just combined. Add pumpkin.
  5. You can make 2 large (9x5x3) loaves, 3 medium loaves (8x4x2) or 4 small loaves (7.5×3.5×2). Spray with cooking spray and evenly divide batter. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 55 to 60 minutes for large, 45 to 50 minutes for medium, and 40 to 45 minutes for small, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  6. While the bread is cooling make the glaze by whisking together all of the glaze ingredients.
  7. When the cake is cool to the touch, pour on the glaze.
  8. Heat up and enjoy!

This is a fall staple in my house. I eat it for breakfast, brunch or dessert. Enjoy!



One thought on “Apple Pumpkin Bread

  1. Ohh what a unique flavor combination! Or maybe I’m just out of touch with seasonal flavors….which happens sometimes….either way it looks super delish!

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