Aww, autumn, a season that looks and feels just like it tastes — rich, spicy, and cinnamon-y! If you are looking for a moist and delicious bread to savor the fall season, look no further. This Apple Pumpkin Loaf is autumn on a plate, people!
I make this several times each fall, and it is always a favorite. It’s also is a great option to send in that care package because it will still be wonderfully moist when it arrives.
So without further ado, let’s get our fall baking on!
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- 3 cups all purpose flour
- 2 tsp. baking soda
- ¾ tsp. salt
- 1½ tsp. nutmeg
- ½ tsp. allspice
- 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1½ tsp. ground cloves
- ¾ cup vegetable oil
- 4 large eggs
- 1 15-oz can pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
- 1½ cups granulated sugar
- ½ cup light brown sugar
- 2 apples, diced (peeling optional)
- 1½ Tbls all purpose flour
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 6 Tbls brown sugar
- 2 Tbls granulated sugar
- 2 Tbls butter, softened
- Preheat oven to 350 F degrees. Prepare two loaf pans with non-stick spray or butter and sprinkle lightly with flour.
- Sift together the first seven ingredients (flour, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon, cloves) and set aside.
- In mixing bowl, combine vegetable oil, eggs, pumpkin, granulated and brown sugars. Mix well.
- Add flour mixture a little at a time and mix well.
- Fold in the diced apples.
- Divide the mixture evenly into the two prepared loaf pans and bake on same rack for 50 minutes. Toothpick or cake tester should come out clean.
- Cool in pan for 20 minutes, then run a knife around the edges of loaf to loosen. Continue to cool in pan for 15-25 more minutes. Gently turn loaves out onto cooling rack. Serve warm or wait until completely cooled to store.
“Why Not?” break out those crisp apples, creamy pumpkin, rich spices and bake up some autumn flavored comfort. This season gives us a plethora of food possibilities, so please share your favorite fall treat in the comments!
Of course, when you sit down to enjoy this delicious bread, you’ll need a good book to make it really cozy (you know I’m never one to pass on a chance to recommend a good book!). For this fall season, give these titles a try!
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer
A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman
The Winter Garden, by Kristin Hannah
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