So, tis the season… For pumpkin that is! I love how the different seasons bring their own tastes, ingredients, aromas, and feels. Right now, I could do with pretty much pumpkin anything. The other day, I made a Dutch Pumpkin Apple Crisp (so good!), I’m currently craving a Pumpkin Spice Latte, I’m planning on making Pumpkin Cheesecake Squares this weekend, and TODAY I made Pumpkin Cranberry Bread. As I said, pumpkin everything – literally. If I had a pumpkin candle, you can be sure that would be lit in the kitchen too (what a good idea!).
So, I thought I’d share my very first recipe on foreverfaithandfood (now on Whisks and Wooden Spoons)! Hope you enjoy this Pumpkin Cranberry Bread recipe!
- 1/3 cup canola oil
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup mashed pumpkin
- 1 ½ cups flour
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp each ginger, cloves, and nutmeg
- 1 cup dried cranberries
- Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a loaf pan.
- In a bowl, combine the eggs, pumpkin, oil, sugars, and vanilla. Mix well. Add the flour, salt, baking powder & soda, and spices. Mix until flour is moist. Stir in cranberries.
- Pour into a greased loaf pan. Bake 50-55 minutes, or until toothpick stuck in the middle comes out clean.
- If you want to change it up a bit, substitute fresh cranberries for the dried. OR, you can omit the cranberries, and add raisins, chocolate chips, or pecans.
- If you want a slightly healthier version, use 1/4 cup apple sauce and 1/4 cup oil, instead of just oil, and cut back on the sugar by using only 1/2 cup total. You can also use a low-cal sweetener, but use less of it than you would sugar.
If you like pumpkin, check out my Pumpkin Cheesecake Squares!
Hope you all enjoy it!!
So this is our family. My husband and our sweet little boy. I can’t wait for him to be big enough for me to bake for him, and to share my faith with him. These two men have to put up with me in the kitchen at least 2 times a day. And watch out! Don’t be caught looking over my shoulder, or out you go!
We live with my parents and four brothers now, so there’s a lot of getting kicked out of the kitchen going on… Along with a LOT of cooking!
Who do you guys cook for? How big are your families?
I guess I’ll welcome myself to the world of blogging.
Hopefully this’ll be an interesting place for people to find good recipes, and words of encouragement & faith.
If anyone has any suggestions, etc, please feel free to let me know. I’m completely green at this.
Talk to you all soon!