Pumpkin Cranberry Bread

4
Donna Graffagnino

By
@StillWild

This recipe is so moist and spicy. The bread actually tastes even better the day after it is baked. Great for holiday gift giving! Try using this bread instead of white bread for making Pumpkin Bread Pudding.

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Serves:
2 loaves
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
50 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 1 can(s)
    (15oz) pumpkin puree, not pumpkin pie mix
  • 4 large
    eggs
  • 1/2 c
    canola or vegetable oil
  • 1/2 c
    apple sauce
  • 1/2 c
    apple juice or water
  • 2 c
    sugar
  • 1/2 c
    light brown sugar
  • 3 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp
    ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp
    ground cloves
  • 1 tsp
    ground ginger
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla
  • 1 c
    dried cranberries (craisins)
  • ·
    walnut bits for topping (optional)

How to Make Pumpkin Cranberry Bread

Step-by-Step

  1. Pan Options: 3 7x3 inch loaf pans; 2 9x5 loaf pans; 2 8x4

    loaf pans and 1 pan of mini size muffins; 7 mini loaf pans; 1 large bundt cake and 6 large muffins; Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour three 7x3 inch loaf pans.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together pumpkin puree, eggs, oil, applesauce, apple juice or water, vanilla, and sugars until well blended.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger, and dried cranberries (and baking soda if making muffins). Stir the dry ingredients into the pumpkin mixture until just blended. Pour into the prepared pans. Top loaves with walnut bits (optional).
  4. Bake for about 50 minutes, less for mini-loaves and muffins, in a preheated oven and check for doneness. It will probably take more time depending on the size pan you use.
  5. Always do the toothpick test rather than rely on cooking times. When the toothpick comes out clean they are done. Don't overcook them! Remember, cooking times are approximate because everyone's oven cooks differently.
  6. If your oven heats unevenly, turn the pans part way through the cooking process for even cooking. If your oven cooks a little hot and the inside isn't done yet according to the toothpick test, but the tops are done and you don't want them to over-brown, put a foil tent on top until the bread is done.
  7. *Note: If making muffins instead of bread, add 1/2 tsp baking powder to the recipe.

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About Pumpkin Cranberry Bread

Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: American




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