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Cranberry Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Cranberry Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Put leftover cranberries and pumpkin to great use in this moist quick bread. It’s very good with my Secondhand Turkey casserole for an after-Thanksgiving meal.—Dixie Terry,Goreville, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 70 min. + cooling YIELD:32 servings


  • 3-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 4 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries, thawed
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda and salt. In another bowl, whisk the eggs, pumpkin and oil; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in cranberries and walnuts.
  • 2. Spoon into two greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 70-80 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Yield: 2 loaves (16 slices each).

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 197 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 162mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

Reviews for Cranberry Pumpkin Bread

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Debbyanne41 User ID: 8959728 255966
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2016

"Just made this and it is very very good! Only change I made was to use coconut oil instead of canola. The tartness of the cranberries work so well. Can't wait for the rest of the family to try it out as I think they will love it, too."

lvarner User ID: 35803 254990
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2016

"This is such a great holiday bread recipe! I love and make the recipe just as it is. It 's wonderful to give away loaves of this bread as gifts during holiday time."

kbrandt9958 User ID: 2157122 227851
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2015


LAPBAND1 User ID: 170070 79936
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2013

"Love this. I make this Every Thanksgiving . Bake 60 to 65 mins only."

jackie.baker User ID: 3555282 152578
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2013

"Awesome! Will definitely make again."

debpur User ID: 7499696 79843
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2013

"I made it in the little muffin tins and added chocolate chips. I got such raves"

ozarkmama User ID: 7055118 79842
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2013

"This is the best pumpkin bread I have ever tasted. I have made this numerous times. My husband and kids love it. I have used dried cranberries when I could not get fresh but it was not as good as fresh. Now I stock up on cranberries around Thanksgiving and freeze them so I can make this recipe year round."

jmatko User ID: 1620230 78327
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2013

"Best pumpkin bread ever, and the fresh cranberries add a nice tartness. Can't wait to make again."

Rev Ruby User ID: 7066860 67308
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2013

"So moist and yummy!"

donnaa_buglover User ID: 2299903 135831
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2012

"I love this. I just made three loaves, just the right size for a brunch. I'm also going to use this to make some biscotti for Christmas gifts. Sugar amount was perfect."

amy j peters User ID: 2124433 79813
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2012

"Outstanding, great flavor, nice and moist."

easteregg User ID: 3572085 135830
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2012

"Husband rated #10, instead of cranberries I used currents from my garden. Pecans instead of walnuts, next time I will use a little over 2cups currents and about 1 cup nuts. Also the bread baked in about 60 minutes."

EvelynDeVries User ID: 3593022 138179
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2012

"Really enjoyed this bread. Made it from the meat of a sugar pumpkin I had prepared. I will definitely make this one over and over. I did make it into 3 loaves as some had suggested and liked the results."

PSWH User ID: 1564174 157223
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2012

"Looked just like picture and tasted so good. I am making it again!"

Nellstrum User ID: 1088590 207611
Reviewed May. 9, 2011

"this is so moist, 3 cups of sugar seems like a lot, but it's not too sweet at all. I've had many complements on it. 9/10"

WandaL User ID: 2820743 160879
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2010

"Wonderful. I have gotten many requests for this recipe."

emabey User ID: 5117401 71651
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2010

"Turned out very yummy. The best cranberry/pumpkin bread I have ever had! I divided into 3 loaf pans and they turned out perfect. I agree that there was too much batter for 2 pans, but 3 was perfect!"

ahmom User ID: 3426126 71649
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2009

"The next time I'll divide it to 3 loaf pans. I had to bake it too long to get the middles cooked.

Next time I'll make sure the cranberries and walnuts are pushed down into the batter. They burn if they are above the batter."

halvorva User ID: 1257453 79811
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2009

"I thought the 3c. of sugar sounded like a lot, but the final product was delicious and enjoyed by many. I substitued dried cranberries (craisins) instead of the fresh or frozen and omitted the walnuts. I will definitely make this again."

Monarchsmomma User ID: 1811632 157222
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2009

"I wondered about 3 cups of sugar, but made bread as recipe directed and it did not taste overly sweet. I did coarsely chopped the cranberries. Very good!"

MY REVIEW User ID: 673840 207610
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2008

"This is the BEST bread. I've made it several times to rave reviews. I even made it with my own pumpkin and it really turned out beautiful. It's in my recipe box now!"

redteetop User ID: 2072156 67307
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2008

"I made this bread and took it to work. Boy did it disappear fast. Everyone asked for the recipe. The cranberries are very tart and the sweetness of the bread compliments the cranberry tartness very well. Loved it and will make again."

Janice Gillette User ID: 945847 107286
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2008

"I'll try this recipe but will not put in 3 cups of sugar - that must be a misprint."

patches08 User ID: 2725749 152576
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2008


Three cups of sugar for two loaves of bread?"

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