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Sweet Cranberry Pumpkin Bread

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling

Makes

2 loaves (12 slices each)

Everyone calls this Christmas Bread and insists I make it often. We like it warm with butter or served cool with cream cheese. A loaf of this always delights any recipient. —Marilou Robinson, Portland, OR

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon each ground ginger, nutmeg and cloves
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups canned pumpkin
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, toasted

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder and spices. In another bowl, combine the eggs, pumpkin, oil, sugars and vanilla; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in cranberries and pecans.
  2. Pour into two greased 8x4-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.

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