Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

This makes two loaves of the best pumpkin bread, to reduce fat use 1/2 cup each vegetable oil and unsweetened applesauce --- this is very good!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Set oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease and flour two 9 x 5-inch loaf pans.
  3. In a large bowl combine flour with pumpkin pie spice, baking soda and salt.
  4. In another bowl combine sugar, pumpkin puree, eggs, vanilla, oil and orange juice or apple juice; beat using an electric mixer on medium speed until well combined.
  5. Add the pumpkin mixture to the flour mixer and stir with a wooden spoon until JUST moistened (do not beat).
  6. Gently fold in the cranberries.
  7. Spoon/divide the batter between the pans.
  8. Bake for 60-65 minutes or until the loaves test done.
  9. Cool in pan for 10-12 minutes then remove to a wire racks to cool completely.
Most Helpful

FABULOUS! DELICIOUS! Truly a terrific bread. The scents in my house smelled like I was baking gingerbread. The bread baked perfectly in 50 minutes (2 loaves). The tartness of the cranberries hits you in small bites while you savor the cinnamony and pumpkin flavors in the background. I made this before Thanksgiving Day and we had it as a dessert because we could not wait to taste it after baking. Moist texture - slices easily without crumbs. A perfect bread! Loved every bite and I'm so glad I tagged it in 1.2.3 Hit Wonders game. Thanks Kit!

HokiesMom November 27, 2008

This was a great, tasty and easy to make bread! I only used 2 cups of sugar instead of 3--just a preference for less sweet breads. It baked perfectly in 45 minutes in a convection oven, and was surprisingly light: maybe because of the lower sugar? Anyway, it was a hit at home and at work. Thanks again, Kittencal!

East Wind Goddess November 10, 2008

This recipe really "wowed" us. I had all of the ingredients on hand so I decided to try it and I'm so glad I did. I added 1 cup of raisins and used dried sweetened cranberries. If I had to choose between this bread and banana-nut bread this would win hands down. I had a piece for dessert tonight and can't wait to have another with my cup of coffee in the morning. Thanks so much for posting such a great recipe, Kitten!

Luby Luby Luby December 07, 2008