Pumpkin Cranberry Bread and the Bread of Life

By on November 25, 2012

By Kathy Howard –

I found this recipe about 20 Thanksgivings ago on the back of a can of Libby’s pumpkin. It’s a family favorite and a holiday tradition. I often double the recipe to give bread to neighbors.

I love bread of all kinds. My family’s favorite muffin is banana-chocolate chip. My friend Janet makes orange-cranberry bread that’s marvelous. I can’t forget homemade biscuits and cornbread and cinnamon rolls. I could go on… and on.

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With all the abundance of bread in the world, only One  has the power to give life. Jesus Christ, the true bread from heaven, came to fill our spiritual hunger and quench our soul thirst. Anyone who “believes in him shall have eternal life” (John 6:40). If you’ve never trusted in the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ for forgiveness of sins and given Him your life, why not do it today?

Thank God for the Bread of heaven while you enjoy Pumpkin Cranberry bread!

  • 2 slightly beaten eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ¼ cup oil
  • 1 cup Libby’s Solid Pack Pumpkin
  • 2 ¼ cups flour
  • 1 TBL pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup chopped cranberries

Combine eggs, sugar, oil, and pumpkin in one bowl and mix well. Combine flour, pie spice, soda, and salt in a larger bowl; make a well in the center. Pour pumpkin mixture into the well; stir just until dry ingredients are moistened. Stir in cranberries. Spoon batter into 2 greased and floured 8 x 3 ¾ x 2 ½ inch aluminum loaf pans. Bake at 350 degrees until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. (The recipe can be doubled.)


Kathy Howard helps women live an unshakeable faith for life by encouraging them to stand firm on our rock-solid God no matter the circumstances of life. Kathy, who has a Masters in Christians Education, has been teaching the Bible for over 20 years. Kathy served on a church staff in Midland, Texas for the five years until her family’s move to the Houston area. Kathy and her husband have three children, a son-in-law, and one precious grandbaby. Find out about her books and speaking ministry and get discipleship tools and leader helps at her website: www.kathyhoward.org.

About Kathy Howard

Kathy Howard calls herself a “confused southerner.” Raised in Louisiana, she moved with her engineer husband around the U.S. and Canada. She says “pop” instead of “Coke” and “you guys” as often as “y’all.” But she’s still a southern girl at heart! Kathy encourages women to live an unshakeable faith by standing firm on our rock-solid God no matter life’s circumstances. Kathy, the author of eight books, including the new daily devotional “30 Days of Hope When Caring for Aging Parents,” has a Master’s in Christian Education. She is passionate about Bible study and discipleship and loves sharing at women’s events and retreats. Kathy is also a regular contributor to Crosswalk.com, Hello Mornings, Arise Daily, and more. Kathy and her “mostly retired” husband live in the Dallas/Ft Worth area near family. They have three married children, four grandsons, and three dogs – one of them on purpose. She provides free discipleship resources and blogs regularly at www.KathyHoward.org. Kathy also connects with women at Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram.

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Pumpkin Cranberry Bread and the Bread of Life