Cranberry Pumpkin Bread

Nothing smells like a fall kitchen like the aroma of pumpkin cranberry bread!

The incredibly moist inside is studded with tart cranberries and pecans. That combined with the wonderful blend of pumpkin and spices gives the bread a delicious burst of flavor!

This recipe makes a lot of quick bread. I used one bundt pan and four mini loaf pans (which, I might add, are adorable and great for giving away as gifts) or you could use two loaf pans.

You'll be thanking me after you make this! Enjoy!

Cranberry Pumpkin Bread
Adapted from: Shared Sugar


2 1/2 cups pumpkin puree
2/3 cup water
2/3 cup oil
4 eggs
2 1/2 cup sugar
3 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1/2 tsp cloves
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 cup chopped pecans (optional, I added)
2-3 cups fresh or frozen (not dried) cranberries


Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease two loaf pans (I used one bundt pan and four mini loaf pans). In a large bowl, whisk together pumpkin puree, water, oil and eggs until just combined. In another bowl, mix together all of the dry ingredients.

If using frozen cranberries, place them in a strainer and run them under water for a few minutes until mostly thawed.

Then, add cranberries and pecans to the dry ingredient mixture. Add the dry ingredients to the wet, and mix with a wooden spoon by hand. Mix until the batter is combined, but don’t over mix. Distribute the batter equally in the pans, which should fill each about half way.

Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour, or until a toothpick comes out clean in the center (I took my bundt pan out at 50 minutes and the mini loaf pans out at 35 minutes). Cool on a wire rack.

Look at those savory ruby jewels...

....gorgeous, festive and flavorful!


  1. Oh I just love your photography! Lovely recipe.

  2. Wow, those turned out just lovely!

  3. i have a friend that could REALLY use a pick me up - and i think she might be getting this with a book @ her doorstep tomorrow :o)

  4. I am so excited that cranberry season is upon us! I love cranberries and will be loading up my freezer with these sweet little gems! This bread looks divine!

  5. Great! Thank you for sharing! ~

  6. Your photos are absolutely gorgeous! I love pumpkin and my cranberry itch is now setting in...looks great!

  7. woah, that looks too good! so excited it is pumpkin and cranberry season!


  8. ~ Thank you, Mary, for your vote!:)

  9. Cute! I love the way you decorated it with the ribbon. I'll have to try this. Another fabulous pumpkin recipe!

  10. I saw bags of cranberries in the grocery store over the weekend. I'm so excited! I've never paired them with pumpkin before. Gotta try this.

  11. Yummy post, darling!
    Thanks for the recipe!


  12. this looks so stunning:) you are so talented. thanks for sharing this.

  13. Pumpkin and cranberry...two of my favorite fall flavors...and I love that they are combined in the same recipe here! I can't wait to try this recipe soon. It looks delicious and your photos are beautiful!

  14. Looks so yummy and delicious, thanks for sharing :))


  15. pretty!

  16. I love this! Reminds me of Christmas! I love getting it as a gift!

  17. These not only are great gifts to give, they are great to receive!
    I am going to have to make some of these for christmas!

  18. That looks so good! I'd love a slice of that right now. :)SArahD

    PS Thank you so much for your lovely comment. This blog is fantastic!!:)

  19. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the new design!

    That cranberry pumpkin bread looks pretty darn delicious too!

  20. I agree, these would make fantastic gifts. Definitely a delicious recipe I am going to try. Thanks for sharing.

  21. Yummy, and I love the little bows, too cute! XX!

  22. Delicious! Cranberries and pumpkin! What a fabulous combo - so perfect for fall...and such gorgeous colors!

    Thanks for stopping by our blog so we could discover yours!

  23. Perfect gift giving with the holidays around the corner. Have not been able to find fresh or frozen cranberries yet, in our stores...soon it will arrive, and will be snapped up. It's like this every holiday season.
    Beautiful bread, and photos!
    Thanks for your kind comment on my blog!

  24. You have a gorgeous blog, young lady! This sounds fantastic, and I really love your packaging! People really do appreciate those thoughtful little touches.

  25. I'm loving this idea. What about adding white chocolate chips too?

  26. looks delicious and beautiful~ great photos too!

  27. Pumpkin and Cranberries, what a brilliant combination. Oh and I love your photos, they are beautiful.

  28. Beautiful looking pumpkin bread. Love the red cranberries!


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