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Easy Pumpkin Apple Bread or Muffins

Easy pumpkin apple bread recipe that’s a perfect breakfast or dessert for Fall! Moist pumpkin bread packed with diced apples and nuts is our favorite treat.


Every year (as soon as possible) I make pumpkin bread, this year I thought I’d change it up a bit and make this easy apple pumpkin bread. It came out so moist and delicious! Adding diced fruit into the batter makes all the difference. (affiliate links present)

Pumpkin Apple Cake

Using one large peeled and diced apple and some crushed walnuts (optional) it is now one of our favorite Fall breakfast dishes. This could easy become a dessert too. I mean it is fair game to eat any and all goodies this time of year all throughout the day really.

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I basically start with my moist pumpkin bread recipe and tweak from there. Of course you probably have tried adding chips of some kind but adding fresh fruit brings not only another texture and flavor but tenderness to it too.

easy pumpkin apple bread 2

Libby’s Pumpkin Apple Bread

I loved this easy pumpkin apple bread so much that I used half to make pumpkin apple muffins. Then used the other half to make what I called Instant Pot pumpkin apple cake because the consistency using my pressure cooker made it so moist that it reminded me of a cake texture.

If you have an Instant Pot I’d try both at the same time and see which one you like best, if not your oven will do and this sweet bread that is a perfect Fall treat is great for a brunch, dessert or yummy breakfast.

  1. 2 Loaf pans – this recipe makes 2 loaves, half it if you just want 1 (great gifts as mini loaves too)
  2. Canned pumpkin
  3. 1 large chopped apple
  4. Walnuts – if you choose
  5. Sugar
  6. All purpose flour – if you need another alternative you can follow our Gluten Free Pumpkin Muffins batter instead
  7. Baking soda and salt
  8. Oil
  9. Eggs
  10. Apple cider – or apple juice
  11. Spices
  12. Grease and flour prepared loaf pans
  13. Bowls to mix
  14. 1/2 cup chopped nuts could be added

If you make 2 loaves and don’t give one away (great gift) just wrap the 2nd one in tinfoil once it cools completely and put it in your freezer. It will keep for a little while and once defrosted it should taste just as yummy as when you made it. OR this is how long to bake mini muffins you can pop into your mouth.

instant pot pumpkin apple cake

Pumpkin Apple Bread with Streusel Topping

You can use something other than 2 regular sized loaf pans like I did, the bake time will just vary a bit. Mini loafs will obviously take less time and a bundt pan using all of your batter at once will generally take a bit longer. Sprinkle on some crumb topping if you wanted too.

How do you know when pumpkin bread is done?

The edges of the bread will begin to pull away from the sides of the pan. You can use the toothpick test for quick bread doneness too. It should come out with just a few moist crumbs clinging to it. If you want to use a thermometer, the internal temperature should be 190°F.

How do you keep pumpkin bread moist?

To maximize the life of moist pumpkin bread, cover with foil or plastic wrap. You could also place in a plastic bag free from air to prevent drying out.

Properly stored, freshly baked pumpkin bread will last for about 1 to 2 days at a normal room temperature.

How long does pumpkin bread last in the fridge?

Freshly baked pumpkin bread will keep well for about 1 week in the fridge when properly stored in plastic wrap and/or storage bag free from air.

Pumpkin bread with apples

Looking for more pumpkin recipes?


Pumpkin quick bread recipe

Combine flour, cinnamon, baking soda and all other dry ingredients in one bowl, mix. In another bowl combine sugar, pumpkin, eggs, vegetable oil and all other wet ingredients. Slowly add flour mixture into pumpkin mixture until well combined.

  • Fold in apples gently, add nuts at this time if desired.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray loaf pans with non stick spray.
  • Fill 3/4 of the way full and put into preheated oven at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, or with moist crumbs attached
  • There can be some crumbs on it meaning it is still nice and moist, just not raw dough should exist.
  • DO NOT overbake, you want it to just be done.

Pumpkin Apple Muffins

You can add this batter into mini loaf pans or even muffin liners. Timing would need to be adjusted to about 18 minutes for this smallest idea. Remove when top springs back when touched in the center gently.

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Easy Pumpkin Apple Bread

Easy pumpkin apple bread recipe that’s a perfect breakfast or dessert for Fall! Moist pumpkin bread packed with diced apples and nuts is our favorite treat.
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword apple, bread, easy, pumpkin
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 20
Calories 316kcal
Author The Typical Mom




  • Mix together flour and baking soda in one bowl.
  • In another bowl mix together all other ingredients in another bowl, except apples and nuts. Use a mixer on low speed.
  • Slowly add dry ingredients and mix on low until well combined.
  • Fold in apples and nuts.
  • Spray non stick spray in loaf pans, will make 2.
  • Fill loaf pans to about halfway full and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until middle is just set and knife comes out clean when put into the middle of the loaf…..25 minutes for mini loaf pans.


Nutrition Facts
Easy Pumpkin Apple Bread
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 316 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 32mg11%
Sodium 139mg6%
Potassium 58mg2%
Carbohydrates 46g15%
Sugar 31g34%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 55IU1%
Vitamin C 0.3mg0%
Calcium 12mg1%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
pumpkin apple bread recipe
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Saturday 7th of October 2023

Absolutely incredibly delicious bread! I make A LOT of breads and this is the most tender bread I've ever made. It is so good it disappeared and I must make more as soon as possible. Seriously, out of the hundreds of bread recipes I've made this is at the top of the list. So flavorful and so tender.

The Typical Mom

Saturday 7th of October 2023

so glad


Friday 11th of October 2019

What can I sub for apple juice? Water & applesauce??

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