Pumpkin-Cranberry Bread


Come fall, it's often pumpkin or cranberry. Why not invite both to breakfast? This moist bread bakes in the slow cooker for a no-fuss treat.

Pumpkin-Cranberry Bread
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
15 mins
Slow Cook Time:
2 hrs
Cool Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 45 mins


  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 2 eggs

  • ¾ cup canned pumpkin

  • 1 cup sugar

  • ½ cup vegetable oil

  • 1 ⅔ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¾ cup fresh cranberries or frozen cranberries, thawed

  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup chopped pecans, toasted*


  1. Coat a 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray; set aside. In a medium bowl combine eggs, pumpkin, sugar, and oil; set aside.

  2. In a large bowl stir together 1 2/3 cups flour, pumpkin pie spice, soda, and salt. Add pumpkin mixture all at once to flour mixture; stir just until combined. In a small bowl combine 1/2 cup cranberries and 1 tablespoon flour; toss gently to coat. Gently fold cranberry mixture into batter.

  3. Spoon batter into the prepared cooker (cooker will only be about one-fourth full). Top with remaining cranberries and pecans.

  4. Cover and cook on high-heat setting for 2 hours or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. (When removing lid, carefully lift so condensation from lid does not drip onto bread.) Remove crockery liner from cooker. Cool, uncovered, on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Loosen sides of bread and use a wide spatula to lift bread from cooker. Cool completely on a wire rack.


To toast nuts, preheat oven to 350°F. Spread nuts in a shallow baking pan. Bake for 5 to 10 minutes or until nuts are light brown, shaking pan once or twice.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

371 Calories
18g Fat
50g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 371
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 47mg 16%
Sodium 323mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Total Sugars 27g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 2.4mg 12%
Calcium 23mg 2%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 119mg 3%
Folate, total 59mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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