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Cranberry Walnut Pumpkin Spice Bread

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A tasty fall inspired pumpkin bread flavored with pumpkin spice, dried cranberries, and walnuts.

Perfect for fall and Thanksgiving, this Cranberry Walnut Pumpkin Spice Bread recipe is full of fall flavors in comfort food. Simple to make and vegetarian, great for breakfast, dessert, or a snack. #pumpkinbread #pumpkinspice #breadThis Cranberry Walnut Pumpkin Spice Bread is simple to make and a great way to welcome the fall season!

Perfect for fall and Thanksgiving, this Cranberry Walnut Pumpkin Spice Bread recipe is full of fall flavors in comfort food. Simple to make and vegetarian, great for breakfast, dessert, or a snack. #pumpkinbread #pumpkinspice #breadThis post contains affiliate links.

Fall is my absolute favorite season!  And the arrival of fall means that pumpkin-spice-everything is everywhere.  I shared my quick and simple recipe for how to make your own pumpkin spice, and a friend asked for a pumpkin bread, so I got to it!

Perfect for fall and Thanksgiving, this Cranberry Walnut Pumpkin Spice Bread recipe is full of fall flavors in comfort food. Simple to make and vegetarian, great for breakfast, dessert, or a snack. #pumpkinbread #pumpkinspice #breadI am a lover of cranberries and thought that a pumpkin bread with dried cranberries would be a fun new way to eat a classic bread.  The walnuts are completely optional, but I find they provide a great texture to the bread.  This Cranberry Walnut Pumpkin Spice Bread is very simple and quick to make, it just has an hour long baking time.  While in the oven, the smell from the bread makes your entire house smell like fall which makes me so happy!  And because this bread is so simple, it makes a great gift.

Perfect for fall and Thanksgiving, this Cranberry Walnut Pumpkin Spice Bread recipe is full of fall flavors in comfort food. Simple to make and vegetarian, great for breakfast, dessert, or a snack. #pumpkinbread #pumpkinspice #breadI must admit, I got all giddy when I sliced into the bread and saw the chunks of walnuts and dried cranberries scattered throughout.  If a bread is going to have mix-ins, there should be a lot of them!  And it makes the bread look so pretty, too.  I like to put some extra ingredients on top, in this case walnuts and cranberries, so it is instantly recognizable as to what is in the bread.

Perfect for fall and Thanksgiving, this Cranberry Walnut Pumpkin Spice Bread recipe is full of fall flavors in comfort food. Simple to make and vegetarian, great for breakfast, dessert, or a snack. #pumpkinbread #pumpkinspice #breadFind more of our pumpkin spice inspired recipes here!

Learn how to make your own pumpkin spice blend here!

Perfect for fall and Thanksgiving, this Cranberry Walnut Pumpkin Spice Bread recipe is full of fall flavors in comfort food. Simple to make and vegetarian, great for breakfast, dessert, or a snack. #pumpkinbread #pumpkinspice #bread

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Perfect for fall and Thanksgiving, this Cranberry Walnut Pumpkin Spice Bread recipe is full of fall flavors in comfort food. Simple to make and vegetarian, great for breakfast, dessert, or a snack. #pumpkinbread #pumpkinspice #bread Perfect for fall and Thanksgiving, this Cranberry Walnut Pumpkin Spice Bread recipe is full of fall flavors in comfort food. Simple to make and vegetarian, great for breakfast, dessert, or a snack. #pumpkinbread #pumpkinspice #bread Perfect for fall and Thanksgiving, this Cranberry Walnut Pumpkin Spice Bread recipe is full of fall flavors in comfort food. Simple to make and vegetarian, great for breakfast, dessert, or a snack. #pumpkinbread #pumpkinspice #bread

Cranberry Walnut Pumpkin Spice Bread

A tasty fall inspired pumpkin bread flavored with pumpkin spice, dried cranberries, and walnuts.
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bread, Fall/Thanksgiving
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 9 one-inch slices
Calories: 439kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin spice (see notes for recipe)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 15 ounces canned pumpkin (pure pumpkin, not pie filling)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 8 Tablespoons unsalted butter melted (1 stick)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup walnuts chopped
  • 1 cup dried cranberries

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350℉ with your rack in the lower-middle position.
  • Whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, pumpkin spice, and salt in a large bowl. Add the walnuts and cranberries and mix to incorporate.
    2 cups all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 2 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin spice, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 cup dried cranberries, 1 cup walnuts
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the pumpkin, sugar, butter, eggs, and vanilla. Whisk together.
    15 ounces canned pumpkin, 1 cup sugar, 8 Tablespoons unsalted butter, 2 large eggs, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Add the pumpkin mixture into the dry ingredients and gently mix until just incorporated. The batter will be very thick.
  • Spray a 9x5 inch loaf pan generously with vegetable oil spray.
  • Pour the batter into the loaf pan. Tap on the counter to release air bubbles and smooth the top with a spatula. Add some walnuts and dried cranberries to the top if desired.
  • Bake at 350℉ until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean with a few crumbs, approximately 50-60 minutes.
  • Let the bread cool in the loaf pan for 10 minutes. Dump out the bread (it should come out easily from the spray) and let the bread cool on a wire rack for one hour.

Notes

The walnuts are completely optional, but I find they bring a great texture to the bread.  You can also use other nuts like pecans.  If you do not add nuts, increase the dried cranberries to 2 cups.
Learn how to make your own pumpkin spice blend here!
Ceramic and porcelain loaf pans can take a little longer than metal pans to bake.  You can also bake this in round or rectangular cake pans however the cooking time will be much faster since it is thinner.
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 439kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 273mg | Potassium: 260mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 7728IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 3mg
By on October 15th, 2018

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20 thoughts on “Cranberry Walnut Pumpkin Spice Bread”

  1. Wow, I’m loving all the rich colors in this bread! I imagine if it tastes as good as it looks, it will be a real winner! Thank you for sharing 🙂 Can’t wait to try!

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  2. Um… yes please!!! What a great idea, pumpkin bread with cranberries and walnuts? Love it! I also really like that you put cranberries and walnuts on the top of your bread. You’re right, this loaf would make a really nice gift. 🙂

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  3. Fall flavors are just the best! And the smells, like the smell of this beautiful bread baking…Mmmm! I LOVE the combination of walnuts and cranberries! Too bad I can’t take a bite through the screen 😉

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  4. You certainly chose the right ingredients for the season. Every year I can’t wait for Fall so I can indulge in everything pumpkin. The spices are so good and I really like your addition of the cranberries and walnuts. A wonderful bread to go with coffee or tea.

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  5. Spice bread is so lovely along with a cup of tea this time of year! This reminds me a lot of the fruitcake my granny used to make but I prefer your version with cranberries instead of orange peel!

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  6. I’m not really a big fan of pumpkin, but my mom is and she loves to bake bread. I’ll definitely have to share this recipe with her

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