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Pumpkin Apple Streusel Bread

Apple Pumpkin Streusel Bread is a pumpkin quick bread with chunks of apples all topped with a crunchy streusel topping that make it impossible to resist. It invokes all the flavors of fall in this delicious sweet dessert!

Slices of pumpkin apple bread next to a loaf and apples

I remember coming home from college one year to find dozens of muffins cooling on the dining room table. My mom had spent countless hours in the kitchen making muffins so that my sister and I could come home to some homemade deliciousness.

The streusel topping really puts it over the top. It does come out more as a crust on top which can make it difficult to get out of the pan cleanly but it’s really worth it. Do a lighter sprinkling on top to make it easier.

Ingredients

Pantry staples

  • all purpose flour
  • granulated sugar
  • pumpkin pie spice
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • canola oil
  • cinnamon

Shopping list

  • eggs
  • canned pumpkin
  • apples

Substitutions

If you would like a slightly healthier version, you can substitute 1/4 cup no sugar added applesauce and 1/4 cup canola oil for the 1/2 cup canola oil.

You can also reduce the sugar by 1/2 cup but it will result in a drier loaf.

No pumpkin pie spice?

If you don’t have the pumpkin pie spice you can swap it for 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon, 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger, 3/4 teaspoon allspice, and 3/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg.

Which apples should I use for baking?

Baking apples like granny smith or honeycrisp apples are best. Other apples tend to become soggy and disappear in the bread.

Can I use my own cooked pumpkin for this?

Yes! If your own cooked pumpkin is on the more liquid side, you can strain the mixture with a sieve and a piece of cheesecloth. Allow the pumpkin to sit for 20-30 minutes until some of the liquid as drained off.

Also, if the mixture is more wet, you may need to cook for a little longer. See tips below for checking for doneness.

A loaf pan with bread batter sprinkled with streusel topping

Top tips

A note on pan types

Different types of pans cook at different times. A dark non-stick pan will cook about 25% faster than a glass or metal pan will. Start checking between 5-10 minutes before they time is up to see if the bread is cooked through.

How do I know if my quick bread is done?

The poke test

To check if a quick bread is done, insert a clean knife or cooking skewer into the center. If the knife or skewer comes out clean with no batter sticking to it then it is done.

Using a thermometer

A good kitchen thermometer will always be your friend! Quick breads should be about 200℉ when inserted into the center of the loaf. I use my Thermoworks thermopen all the time to make sure I don’t overcook or under cook my foods!

Can I make this in a smaller loaf?

Yes! You will need to adjust the time depending on the loaf size. In general, for mini loaves, cook them for three-quarters of the cooking time of a large loaf, checking about 5 minutes before for doneness.

  • For a 8″ x 4″ x 2½” loaf pan, bake for about 40 to 60 minutes.
  • For a 5¾” x 3¼” loaf pan, bake for about 35 to 40 minutes.

How to make this as muffins

To make muffins, spoon batter into paper lined muffin cups, filling 3/4 full. Bake at 350℉ for 35 to 40 minutes or until a wooden toothpick comes out clean.

A cooked loaf of apple pumpkin streusel bread

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Recipe

Slices of pumpkin apple bread next to a loaf and apples

Pumpkin Apple Streusel Bread

This pumpkin apple quick loaf makes a wonderful dessert or sweet breakfast option. Share with family and friends as neighbor gifts too!
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 264kcal
Author: Jade Jones

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup canola oil or substitute 1/4 cup no sugar added applesauce and 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 cups apples peeled and finely chopped

Streusel Topping

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, combine the streusel ingredients.  Cut in 2 tsp butter until mixture is crumbly. Set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 325°F. Grease two 9" by 5" greased loaf pan
  • In large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, and salt. Add chopped apples and toss to coat. Set aside.
  • In medium bowl, combine eggs, pumpkin, and oil (or applesauce & oil).  Add liquid ingredients to dry ingredients and stir just until moistened.
  • Pour batter into .prepared pans.  Sprinkle Streusel Topping over batter.
  • Bake for 60 to 80 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Notes

To make muffins, spoon batter into greased or paper lined muffin cups, filling 3/4 full. Sprinkle streusel topping over batter.  Bake at 350 for 35 to 40 minutes or until a wooden toothpick comes out clean. Makes 18 muffins.
A good kitchen thermometer will always be your friend! Quick breads should be about 200℉ when inserted into the center of the loaf. I use my Thermoworks thermopen all the time to make sure I don’t overcook or under cook my foods!
If you don’t have pumpkin pie spice you can swap it for 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon, 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger, 3/4 teaspoon allspice, and 3/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg.

Nutrition

Calories: 264kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 155mg | Potassium: 81mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 2438IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg
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10 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I love homemade bread. I haven’t tried pumpkin and apple streusel before, but, this one looks absolutely scrumptious. Perfect for fall season

  2. Jade this looks so incredibly yummy!! I just found a recipe for homemade pumpkin spice so I think I will be making this this weekend!! Thank you so much for linking up to Creative K Kids Tasty Tuesdays! I’ll be pinning this on my personal bread board as well as the Tasty Tuesdays Pinterest Board

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