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.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the pumpkin, sugar, butter, eggs, and vanilla. Whisk together.
Add the pump;kin mixture into the dry ingredients and gently mix until just incorporated. The batter will be very thick.
Spray a 9x5 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 350F 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.
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.
Cranberry Walnut Pumpkin Spice Bread https://www.threeolivesbranch.com/cranberry-walnut-pumpkin-spice-bread/ October 15, 2018