Fall Harvest Bread

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This month the Bread Bakers group is baking up Hearty Fall Breads.    I was excited to dig into this challenge since I love all things fall.  The only thing I was having trouble with was deciding if I wanted to make a pumpkin bread or an apple bread.

Fall Harvest Bread

After much debate I wondered why I couldn’t just combine the two together and make an apple pumpkin bread.   I’ve never made an apple pumpkin bread before but I thought it would probably taste pretty good.  Pumpkin is a pretty mellow flavor that comes to life with spices and those same spices pair nicely with apples so why not?

I came up with a basic outline for a recipe but thought I needed to add in some nuts.   Walnuts say fall to me and I happen to have a bag in the pantry so that’s what I went with.

Fall Harvest Bread combines three flavors of fall: Pumpkin, apple, and walnuts.

After mixing the bread up I popped it in the oven and then had the task of coming up with a name for this bread.   I kept switching around Pumpkin Apple Nut or Apple Nut Pumpkin but it all sounded too wordy.   After a while all I could smell was pumpkin, cinnamon, and other spices.   Soon I thought that the bread simply smelled like fall so why couldn’t my bread be a fall harvest bread?

Fall Harvest Bread is a pumpkin apple bread with walnuts

I decided it could and that’s what it was.  The bread was sweet and tasted of pumpkin, apples, and spices with a nice crunch from the nuts.   It was super easy to whip up and makes a great breakfast or snack.

Fall Harvest Bread

Fall Harvest Bread

Fall Harvest Bread combines apples, pumpkin, and walnuts in one delicious bread.
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 16 slices
Author: Hezzi-D


  • 1 1/2 c. flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 t. salt
  • 1 1/4 c. sugar
  • 1 c. pumpkin puree
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 c. vegetable oil
  • 2 apples chopped
  • 1/2 c. walnuts chopped


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl combine the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix well and set aside.
  • In a large bowl combine sugar, pumpkin puree, eggs, and vegetable oil. Mix well.
  • Add the apples and walnuts to the pumpkin puree mixture and mix until combined.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix well.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  • Bake for 60-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool for 10 minutes then run a knife around the edge and remove from pan. Cool completely on a wire rack.


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Fall Harvest Bread combines pumpkin bread with apples and walnuts for a fall flavor.


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