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Apple Pumpkin Snack Bread

I couldn’t go to an apple farm and buy a bucket full of apples and not bake anything. Instead of searching for Fall recipes as I normally would, I created my own Apple Pumpkin Snack Bread. I’m telling you- this is the best of both worlds!

apple pumpkin snack bread
Apple Pumpkin Snack Bread

Apple Pumpkin Snack Bread Inspiration

You gotta thank Starbucks for all their seasonal loaves! Their pumpkin loaf inspired this quick bread however, they don’t have any kind of mixed breads, so this one is special. My son really loves this because 1. apples are his jam and 2. he loves Starbucks everything so to him, this is heaven. LOL

Where do I find Pumpkin Butter?

I use Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Butter. It is seasonal. I know some other fine food markets have pumpkin butter and also places like Williams Sonoma sell it during the holidays. I haven’t substituted this with anything else. But if you are unable to find pumpkin butter, you can substitute it with apple butter or try using pumpkin puree seasoned with cinnamon.

What kind of apples can I use?

As we went apple picking, there are so many different kind to choose from. But when choosing apples from the store, you will want pick an apple that is good for baking. Some different ones are:

  • Granny Smith
  • Gala
  • Braeburn
  • Honey Gold
  • Jonathan
  • Fuji
  • Pink Ladies

The key is that you want the apples to be firm.

up close picture of the apple pumpkin bread
Slice of Heaven
detailed shot of the apples baked on top of the quick bread
Apple a day keeps the doctor away..

Want more Fall recipe inspiration? Check out my Vegan Banana Pumpkin Waffles and also my Lavender Banana Bread.

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apple pumpkin snack bread

Apple Pumpkin Snack Bread

Kristina Cadelina
Delicious combination of apples and pumpkin in this easy and delicious fall inspired quick bread.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 10
Calories 230 kcal


  • loaf pan


  • 4 large apples 3 1/2 chopped, 1/2 saved for slices on top
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup organic cane sugar
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin butter
  • 1/2 cup butter unsalted, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs room temp


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Gather and add all your dry ingredients to a bowl.
  • In a large mixer using the paddle attachment, cream the butter and slowly add the sugar. Add in the eggs, one by one, and add the vanilla extract.
  • Slowly incorporate the dry ingredients to the wet in your mixing bowl. Fold in the pumpkin butter and apples. 
  • Spray a loaf pan with non stick spray and add the batter. Gently place the sliced apple wedges on top , vertically. 
  • Bake for approximately 55- 60 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out dry.
  • Let it cool for about 20 minutes before slicing. You can serve with pumpkin butter or by itself- and if this is your after dinner treat, my husband liked his warmed with ice cream! Which ever way you wish to eat this, Enjoy!


Calories: 230kcalCarbohydrates: 51gProtein: 4gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.004gCholesterol: 39mgSodium: 168mgPotassium: 151mgFiber: 5gSugar: 31gVitamin A: 866IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 91mgIron: 1mg
Keyword apple bread, fall flavored quick bread, pumpkin bread, quick bread
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