Sunday, November 6, 2016

Cranberry Pumpkin Bread

This posting for Vegan Mofo was a bit of a challenge because i was not at home in my own kitchen.  I am staying at my dad's house for a few days, and i am not entirely used to his oven.

I had some leftover pumpkin puree and thought I would make some pumpkin bread for my dad.  He's a big fan of banana bread but he can't have bananas for a week or two, so i thought pumpkin bread might be a good alternative.

To make this loaf, i simply used my banana bread recipe and substituted pumpkin puree for mashed banana.

In a large bowl, or the mixing bowl of a stand mixer, place

1 and 2/3 cups of all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
1/2 cup of vegan-friendly sugar
1/2 cup of chopped dried cranberries (or any other dried fruit)
1/2 cup of chopped walnuts (or pecans)

Flour in the mixing bowl

                                                 The spices have been added

Next comes the sugar

Give these ingredients a quick stir to blend them

In another large bowl, place
1 and 1/4 cups of pureed pumpkin
Egg replacer of your choice
3 tablespoons of canola oil

The Pumpkin puree

Stir these ingredients together

Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until they are well-combined.  You can use a stand mixer if you like, and I would have done so had i been at home, but this batter mixes up easily by hand.

Prepare a loaf pan according to your preferred way (I spritzed my loaf pan with canola oil.)

Carefully spoon the batter into your loaf pan, and place it on the middle shelf of the oven.  Oven temperatures can vary greatly I have found.   This loaf takes about 50 minutes to cook.  I set the timer for 45 minutes and tested it. It needed five more minutes.

Your loaf is done when a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean and dry.

Allow your loaf to cool in the pan on a wire rack for about ten minutes, then carefully slide it out of the pan to continue cooling on the wire rack.   When the loaf is perfectly cool, you can wrap it in waxed paper.  It will keep nicely, if wrapped,  for a few days.


  1. I've seen a couple of recipes so far in MoFo where people are using pumpkin puree in surprising ways - it's encouraging me to be more adventurous!

  2. Thanks! I appreciate your kind comment, and thank you for looking at my blog!


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