4 Mouth-Watering Fall Bread Recipes

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4 Mouth-Watering Fall Bread Recipes

Have you noticed that as soon as autumn comes, we all want warm food? There’s nothing lovelier than a piece of warm, delicious, homemade bread during these rainy autumn days. These 4 recipes are just the perfect addition to any meal, and they are easy to make!

I love entertaining, and fall is just the perfect season for quests. During dinner parties, I noticed that fall bread and soups or interesting entrees, are a match made in heaven. Another great thing about these recipes is that it doesn’t matter if you’re a pro, or a baking beginner, as long as you’re able and willing, you can bake them!

Pull out your baking set, and begin.

So, these are my favorite autumn bread recipes that can be made quickly.

They’re meant to be made with a bread machine, so if you don’t have one, check out our Ultimate Guide to Bread Machines.

1. Pumpkin bread

When pumpkin comes to mind, I instantly think of autumn, and lovely sweets that I can make with it. Once you bake this recipe, and you pull the result from your bread machine, a lovely scent of pumpkin and cinnamon will spread through the house, bringing your family to the table.

INGREDIENTS:

3 large eggs

2 cups pumpkin puree

1 ½ cup granulated sugar

3 ½ cups flour

1/3 cup vegetable oil or butter (whichever you prefer)

1/3 cup chopped pecans (not a must)

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/3 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/5 teaspoon salt

1/5 teaspoon ground ginger

DIRECTIONS:

Spray the pan of your bread machine with baking spray.

Mix sugar, eggs, pumpkin puree and oil in one large bowl. Make sure that it’s well blended and even.

Add soda, salt, spices, flour and baking powder and stir until it’s just mixed enough. Pour the dough into the pan, and add chopped pecans.

If you are willing to experiment a bit, you can add dried cranberries or chocolate chips to the recipe – it will taste just as good.

Place in the bread machine for a quick bread or cake cycle.

When the bread is done, carefully remove it from the pan and put on a rack to cool a bit.

2. Pear Bread

Never thought that I’ll like pears in a recipe this much, but it really is delicious. Pears keep the bread moist and nice, while giving it a lovely aroma. I even started making these when I’m going to celebrations, and wrapping them up as gifts. That’s how good they are.

INGREDIENTS:

2 large eggs

2 ½ cups flour

1 ½ cups sugar

2/3 cup cold butter

1/3 cup buttermilk

1 cup ripe pears, peeled and finely chopped

1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

1/3 teaspoon salt

1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

A pinch of ground nutmeg

DIRECTIONS:

Mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl, whisk until well mixed. Add butter cut into small pieces, and keep mixing until the dough looks like big crumbs. Pour in buttermilk and vanilla, add eggs, and stir until the mixture is just moistened. Now take the pears and fold them in the dough.

I used the bread cloche for this one, since I really wanted to get that lovely crust that can be achieved only if you use a clay bread baker.

Spray your bread cloche, bread machine pan, or pan with baking spray. If you are using a bread cloche, or a pan, preheat the oven to 350F (176.6C), and bake for approximately 40 minutes. If you’re using a bread machine, you’ll just need to set it to cake or quick bread cycle.

Let the bread cool for 10 minutes before taking it out to a wire rack.

3. Apple Bread

Instead of everybody’s favorite apple pie, I decided to make apple bread this time, and they turned out to be a complete hit!  Go to an orchard, pick apples, go back home and bake this divine recipe.

INGREDIENTS:

2 cups of finely chopped apples, cored and peeled

3 ½ cups flour

1 1/3 cups vegetable oil

1 cup granulated sugar

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup chopped pecans

3 large eggs

1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

3 teaspoons cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground ginger

2 teaspoons nutmeg

1 teaspoon allspice

1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS:

Spray the pan with baking spray.

Whisk the dry ingredients together; spices, salt, baking soda, flour, baking powder in a medium bowl. In a larger bowl, beat 3 eggs, then add sugars, vanilla and oil. Slowly add the dry ingredients and mix until well blended. Fold the pecans and apples into the dough.

If you are using an oven, preheat to 350F (176.6C) and bake for 45-50 minutes. In case you’re using a bread maker, choose the quick bread or cake cycle.

When the bread is done, leave it on a cooling rack for about 10 minutes, and then put in a wooden bread box, so it stays soft and moist.

4. Banana Cranberry Bread

This quick recipe is perfect if you have surprise guests. Banana bread is an all-time favorite for both kids and adults, but the slight twist I added to it makes it melt in the mouth, and leaves everyone craving for more.

INGREDIENTS:

2 large eggs

3 cups flour

1 cup milk

2/3 cup softened butter

1 cup granulated sugar

1 cup bananas, mashed

1/2 cup dried cranberries

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 ½ teaspoons salt

½ teaspoon rum extract

DIRECTIONS:

Spray the pan with baking spray.

Mix the dry ingredients: flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Add milk, eggs, rum extract and margarine, and use a hand mixer to blend everything nicely. Now add mashed bananas and cranberries to the mix, blend them in, and pour the mixture into the pan.

If you are using a bread machine for this, use the quick bread or cake cycle. In case you’re using the oven, preheat to 350F (176.6C) and bake for 40-45 minutes.

When the bread is done, take it out of the pan carefully, and place on a cooling rack. I serve it sprinkled with maple syrup, but that is completely up to you. Bon appétit.

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