Applesauce Pumpkin Bread

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This yummy family tradition started when buying the kids their pumpkins. Each of the kids got one to make their jack-o'-lantern. Mama got one to cook! Friends and family usually enjoy this treat. Tweak it to fit your family as I do mine. Enjoy with confectioners' sugar on top or cream cheese frosting.

close up view of Applesauce Pumpkin Bread on a cooling rack, next to Applesauce Pumpkin Bread in a loaf pan
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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
2 9x5-inch loaves

Ingredients

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • 1 ½ cups applesauce

  • 2 cups pumpkin puree

  • 4 eggs, beaten

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 2 teaspoons baking soda

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger

  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves

  • ¼ teaspoon ground mace

  • ½ cup chopped walnuts (Optional)

  • ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips (Optional)

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup confectioners' sugar

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease two 9x5-inch loaf pans.

  2. Mix white sugar and applesauce together in a large bowl; stir pumpkin puree and eggs into sugar mixture until smooth. Mix baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, ginger, cloves, and mace into pumpkin mixture; fold in walnuts and chocolate chips. Stir flour into pumpkin mixture until fully incorporated. Pour batter into the prepared loaf pans.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of each loaf comes out clean, 1 hour. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack. Sprinkle each loaf with confectioners' sugar.

Cook's Note:

We prefer pecans and semisweet chocolate chips in our pumpkin bread. Most often I bake it in a 9x13-inch pan and once cooled, top it off with cream cheese frosting.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

278 Calories
6g Fat
54g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 278
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 47mg 16%
Sodium 457mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 54g 20%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 33g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 2mg 9%
Calcium 62mg 5%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 161mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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