Taste the flavors of fall! Pumpkin and apple come together in this deliciously moist streusel bread
Pumpkin season is here folks!
Okay, technically it is not fall, but the abundance of pumpkin spiced drinks in coffee shops I think it's safe to start cooking up some pumpkin treats in my own kitchen, don't you think?
Pumpkin spice and everything fall! This is my favourite season for its flavors, and I intend to make the most of it.
When choosing something to bake for the fall, I am always torn between my two favourite flavors: pumpkin and apple. Tough call, right? How can you possibly choose between the two?
But my new motto is: why choose? Why not have both?
Just to be clear, this is my new motto for food. Not boyfriends. In case my significant other is reading this.
How can I describe this cake without getting all giddy and gushing all at the same time? I mean, the flavours! Pumpkin, apples, cinnamon... It's like I have been starving for these ingredients all year long and now they are here! All I want to do is pig out on this streusel bread.
This bread is super moist (apologies to those who hate that word) and perfect along with a cup of coffee or tea. Because who am I kidding, this bread is basically a coffee cake in loaf form. This way, I can eat it for breakfast, and feel perfectly good about my food decisions. Eating bread for breakfast sounds so much healthier than eating cake for breakfast.
Pumpkin Apple Streusel Bread
What you'll need:
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 3 cups white sugar
- 2 cups pumpkin puree
- 3 large eggs
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 large apples, peeled, cored and diced
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 5 Tablespoons white sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons butter, softened
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease two 9x5 inch loaf pans, or two 8x8 inch baking pans.
- In a large bowl, mix together the flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt.
- In separate bowl, beat together the sugar, pumpkin, eggs, oil, apple sauce and water until fully combined.
- Slowly mix in the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients until just combined. Fold in the diced apples. Pour the batter evenly into the prepared pans.
- In a small bowl, mix together the streusel ingredients using a fork. Sprinkle the mixture evenly over each loaf.
- Place the pans in the preheated oven. If you are using the 8x8 inch baking pans, bake for 50-55 minutes, and if using loaf pans, bake for 60-65 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.