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pumpkin apple bread with cinnamon apples and pumpkin seeds

Cinnamon Apple Pumpkin Bread

Maggie Michalczyk, RDN
Cinnamon apple pumpkin bread combines the flavors of pumpkin, apples, and fall spices into one delicious moist and fluffy loaf! Simply made with just a few ingredients, it's the perfect pumpkin bread recipe for fall!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Servings 8 servings


For the bread:

  • cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ tsp. nutmeg
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup pumpkin purée
  • ½ cup almond oat or other milk of choice
  • ½ cup granulated or coconut sugar
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • For the cinnamon sugar swirl:
  • 1 tbsp. granulated sugar or coconut sugar
  • 3 tsp. cinnamon
  • for the apple cinnamon topping:
  • 1 apple chopped
  • 2 tbsp. pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. coconut oil


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and grease a bread pan with oil or cooking spray.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the flour, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, nutmeg baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • In a large bowl whisk together the pumpkin purée, eggs, sugar, milk, coconut oil, and vanilla extract until smooth.
  • Pour the dry ingredients into the bowl of wet ingredients and stir with a wooden spoon until all of the flour disappears. Do not over mix!
  • In a small bowl stir together the apples, cinnamon and coconut oil. In a small sauté pan over low heat, sauté the apples for just a couple minutes until tender. Remove from heat and set aside. In another small bowl, mix together the cinnamon and sugar.
  • Spoon half the the batter into the loaf pan, sprinkle the top of the batter with cinnamon sugar swirl. 
  • Top with remaining batter about 1/4 of the apples and pumpkin seeds and bake for 45 to 50 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes clean.
  • Remove the bread from the oven and top with remaining apple pieces. Gently pressing them into the top of the bread. Let cool, slice and enjoy!