Pumpkin Apple Bread Recipe

Pumpkin apple bread with coconut oil and half the sugar of traditional recipes!  

This delicious bread is a tasty breakfast or snack.  Turn a loaf into muffins if you would like!

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Apple Bread with spices and chunky apple slices

Pumpkin Bread With Diced Apples

Tender and lightly sweetened tasty pumpkin apple bread is the perfect snack when you want two of your favorite fall flavors in one delicious bite!

I woke up dreaming of this tasty bread and thought that I would squeeze in some baking time before getting on with my birthday activities yesterday.

It was a perfect morning listening to music in my pj’s sipping on coffee while dicing up an apple.

What a great way to fill the house with the homey smell of pumpkin spices!

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Apple Bread with spices and chunky apple slices

Lightened Up Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin is such a great source of fiber and a healthy dose of Vitamin A in it’s natural state.

But as soon as the fat and sweetener is added the whole recipe can go from pretty healthy to a sugar bomb!

My goal was to keep the robust flavors of this bread intact, which I’m happy to say was accomplished.

Some of the adjustments I made as to use coconut oil in place of vegetable or canola oil. I also added sugar-free applesauce, whole grains, and real chunks of apple pieces.

Adjust the sweetener to your preference

The other adjustment I made was to limit the sugar. My recipe only calls for 1/2 cup of sugar, which may be quite a bit lower from some of the other bread recipes you’ve enjoyed.  

Even with the low amount of sugar this bread is still a treat and tastes like one!

The apple also adds some sugar, so I think this pumpkin apple bread is perfectly balanced, but feel free to add more sweetener or swap it for maple syrup or stevia if you would like.

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Apple Bread with spices and chunky apple slices

Pumpkin Apple Bread With Whole Wheat Pastry Flour

Have you tried baking with whole wheat pastry flour?

It’s such a nice way to add whole grains to baked goods keeping the tender fluffy texture without the the heavy twiggy taste of whole wheat.

Interested in mixing up the flavors?  Try using Apple Pie Spice in place of the Pumpkin Pie Spice. Both are so flavorful!

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Apple Bread with spices and chunky apple slices
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Loaf of pumpkin apple bread sliced on a cutting board

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Apple Bread

Pumpkin apple bread with coconut oil and half the sugar of traditional recipes! This delicious pumpkin bread is a tasty breakfast or snack. These can also be made into muffins.
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Course: Uncategorized
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple, baking, Bread, pumpkin
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 16 slices
Calories: 215kcal
Author: Sandra @ The Foodie Affair

Ingredients

  • 2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 – 1 cup sugar or sugar alternative like Maple Syrup, Truvia or Stevia
  • [1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice]
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 eggs large
  • 1 can 15 ounce pumpkin puree
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil melted and cooled
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 large apple peeled and diced

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease 8 1/2 x 4 1/4 inch loaf pan.
  • In a medium bowl whisk flour, sugar, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder and baking soda. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl mix together eggs, pumpkin puree, vanilla extract, coconut oil, and apple sauce. Add the flour mix into the wet ingredients and mix until combined. Fold in apples.
  • Pour into prepared loaf pan and bake for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out of the center clean.
  • Cool on a cooling rack before slicing.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 215kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 141mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 11g

Disclaimer

Please note that the nutritional information provided are guidelines and may vary based on the brand of products used. For your specific nutritional goals use My Fitness Pal or Verywell Fit recipe calculators. All content within this site is not intended as medical diagnosis or treatment and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical expertise.

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Apple Bread with spices and chunky apple slices
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Whole Wheat Pumpkin Apple Bread with spices and chunky apple slices

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15 Comments

  1. Delicious bread!! Used butter instead of the coconut oil and doubled the apple pieces, it’s so good!! Thank you for this recipe!

  2. This bread looks so tasty and I’m really interested in trying the whole wheat pastry flour now. I love the combination of the two best flavors of fall and could totally see making this into muffins to easily freeze them for quick breakfasts on the go!

  3. Pumpkin bread is the perfect fall dessert recipe. I have never made it before, but, your recipe has inspired me to try it this weekend. Looks beyond delicious.

  4. I love baking with whole flour, but have yet to use coconut oil, this bread sounds like a great excuse to give it a try and looks amazing!

  5. This sounds delicious! I’ve never had apple pumpkin bread before. This is exciting! My kiddos really enjoy all things made with apples. I will have to try this.