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Pumpkin Cranberry Bread Recipe


This Pumpkin Cranberry Bread has the perfect blend of sugar and spice, with a burst of tangy cranberries. It is a perfect fall snack.

Pumpkin Cranberry Bread

This Pumpkin Cranberry Bread Recipe had the perfect blend of sugar and spice, with a burst of cranberry at just the right moment.
3.5 from 6 votes
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Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pumpkin Cranberry Bread
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 10
Calories: 288kcal



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat loaf pan with cooking spray.
  • Mix flours, baking soda, nutmeg, salt, and cinnamon in a small bowl; set aside.
  • Whisk together sugars and egg in a separate bowl. Add pumpkin and oil, blend well. Gradually add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients; stir just until combined. Fold in cranberries.
  • Pour into loaf pan. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until knife comes out clean.
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Calories: 288kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 282mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 28g

Natalie Monson

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Wow, that’s written so well that I HAVE to try it. I even just bought a bunch of pumpkin (canned)on sale because I had you in my head talking about the price of pumpkin.

Definitely healthier than the pumpkin bread I bought at Costco! Lol. And who can’t argue that pumpkin puree is a nutrient dense delicious way to get some Vitamin A.

I was just wondering how the cranberries turn out, are they incredibly tart? The only time I’ve used fresh cranberries was in a muffin recipe. The muffins were so tart that I thought either I had done something wrong, or the cranberries were bad. I was told later that the muffins were probably supposed to taste that way. Oh well.

Do you have any good ideas for using sweet potatoes? We just bought some cause I know they are supposed to be healthier than russets, but I’m not really sure what to do with them! Help, please! 🙂

Alex, they actually aren’t tart at all. Eating them plain, I can not! I even tried chopping them and mixing with sugar, still too tart. But I chopped them up so it wasn’t one big cranberry, and it tasted perfect in the batter. Even a little sweet.
Liz, are you talking a yam, or a sweet potato? Sweet potato I cook exactly like a regular potato. I make them all the time.

sounds and looks delicious. i love this time of year and the great pumpkin recipes out there to try. unfortunately, my family doesn’t care for pumpkin that much and I don’t want to eat the whole thing myself. . .so they don’t get made here.

Hi, Liz from MealMakeoverMoms here. Your recipe sounds delicious. I absolutely love the pure canned pumpkin puree. Super healthy and incredibly convenient. I’ve been making pumpkin chocolate chip pancakes for my boys and they love every bite. Not too many chocolate chips .. just enough to add some fun flavor.