Monday, October 29, 2012

Cranberry-Walnut Pumpkin Bread - Secret Recipe Club

After being out of town for several months - our trip to Colorado, followed by our trip to New York - it's time to be back participating in the Secret Recipe Club.

This month I was assigned Emily's blog Life on Food.  I had a great time going through her blog, checking out as many recipes as I could, but since I had just finished processing two pumpkins, I was drawn to her pumpkin bread. I had frozen 8 two-cup packages of fresh pureé, and was in the mood for baking.

Emily states in her recipe, "To mix things up a bit I like to add 1/2 cup of mini chocolate chips or dried cranberries to the batter before baking."  I figured "more is better," and added a cup EACH of chopped walnuts and dried cranberries. Oh my, was this bread yummy! Emily's recipe made two regular-sized loaves and two mini-loaves.

Cranberry-Walnut Pumpkin Bread
from Emily of Life on Food
  • 4 eggs
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 16oz canned pumpkin (I used two cups of pumpkin pureé)
  • 3 1/3 cup flour
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • pinch of cloves
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  1. Beat eggs. Add oil, water, and pumpkin and mix well.
  2. Sift flour. Measure and sift together with the sugar, soda, salt, and spices. Make a well in the center of these ingredients and add the pumpkin mixture to this. Stir in the cranberries and walnuts.
  3. Turn into 3 well-oiled loaf tins. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Remove pans from oven. Set on rack to cool.


Janie said...

That looks super good - I love pumpkin bread, but I bet the textures of the cranberries and walnut makes this bread even better!

P.S. I added your link to the bloghop

shari@myjudythefoodie said...

ooh this looks great and I love any bread with cranberries....I'm ear marking this. Stopping over- fellow Group D Member

Baking Addict said...

I am loving all the pumpkin recipes recently. Pairing with cranberries and walnuts sound great! Perfect for the season.

Melissa said...

What a perfect fall breakfast bread! Great pick this month; thanks for sharing!! :)

April said...

I've never cared for cranberries, but they sure look good in this bread. I may have to break down and finally give them a try.

Kitchen Ninja said...

This would be a great Thanksgiving morning breakfast bread!

Cooking Quidnunc said...

Looking very delicious!!