Chunky Apple Pumpkin Bread Recipe
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Chunky Apple Pumpkin Bread Recipe

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This moist quick bread combines both apples and pumpkin, making it a must in autumn. Every slice is chock full of nuts and spices.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1-2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup chopped peeled tart apples
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 286 calories, 12g fat (1g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 273mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder and cloves. In another large bowl, whisk the pumpkin, water, eggs and oil. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in apples and walnuts.
  2. Pour into a greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan. Bake at 325° for 1-1/2 to 1-3/4 hours or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool. Yield: 1 loaf (12 slices).
Originally published as Chunky Apple Pumpkin Bread in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2004, p131

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skipperstrucking User ID: 4577232 258076
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2016

"Great recipe. Make exactly as written. Very moist. Since finding this recipe, I have made about 10 loafs and even put this in a muffin pan once and it turned out great. You will have to shorten the cooking time if you use muffin pan."

pklocke User ID: 1745962 235627
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2015

"quick, easy,moist and delicious. Added some extra apples."

sleepblack User ID: 2668517 232856
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2015

"My daughter wanted Pumpkin bread, I had some apples to use, so I needed a good mix. This was very good, my Husband is raving about it. I made two loaves with the whole can, and added a little homemade chunky applesauce to replace the extra oz that I needed. Chopped up 4 med apples (it was to much but I added it anyway) and omitted the walnuts due to school allergies, I wanted to send some to school. Everything else I kept the same, essentially there were no changes."

kneblett User ID: 8017975 73360
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2014

"I'm chiming in late, but [email protected], can you tell me the adjustments you made for high altitude? Just moved to a high altitude place and would love all advice. Thank you"

kellyannm User ID: 5044935 72613
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2013

"Moist and delicious."

kellyannm User ID: 5044935 207371
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2013

"Delicious, moist, and tastey."

snmckey User ID: 1512292 155376
Reviewed May. 10, 2013

"Have made this bread several times. As with almost all the breads, I use half the sugar and substitute applesauce for the oil. I'm going to try the Splendra Blend next time. It freezes really well and is very moist."

Joscy User ID: 2694585 159224
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2012

"Making few loaves of this bread as gifts, it's that good. Have not made in awhle so am glad to find it again!!"

mlchesko User ID: 3375326 67221
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2012

"Decided to try this recipe and it was excellent!!! In fact I made 6 more after tasting it. The changes I made were using 3/4 cup of sugar and 1/2 cup brown sugar, and I also added raisins. I did freeze these and they thaw to be a very moist bread. Am planning to make 6 more today to give to friends and neighbors for the Holidays."

VictoriaElaine User ID: 3422096 72530
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2012

"Made a total of 3 loaves of this wonderful quick bread this weekend! Since I live at 7800 feet above sea level, I made a few adjustments for high altitude. The only other change I made was I added a handful of chocolate chips. Very moist & full of flavor! My loaves were done to perfection in 70 minutes at 325 degrees."

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