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Pumpkin Bread with Dried Cranberries, Toasted Pecans and White Chocolate Chips

Pumpkin Bread with Dried Cranberries, Toasted Pecans and White Chocolate Chips

It seems that the pumpkin and squash marathon continues. While I was enjoying my pumpkin pie pancakes I thought that a pumpkin bread would also be a good idea. It started off as a pretty basic pumpkin bread but then I thought that it would be nice if I added some dried cranberries. The next thing I knew I was also adding some toasted pecans and white chocolate chips. The fully loaded pumpkin bread turned out really well. It was nice and light and moist and good. The pumpkin flavour came through well and the spices finished it off with an amazing aroma. Unfortunately the white chocolate chips seem to have melted into the bread. Next time I will have to use chucks of white chocolate bar instead. For even more pumpkiny goodness I spread some pumpkin butter on a slice of the pumpkin bread. I am looking forward to breakfasts this week!

Ingredients:
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon (ground)
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg (ground)
1/4 teaspoon cloves (ground)
1/4 teaspoon ginger (ground)
1 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs (beaten)
1/4 cup oil
1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
1 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup pecans (toasted and chopped)

Directions:
1. Mix the flour, baking soda, salt and spices in a large bowl.
2. Mix the pumpkin puree, sugar, eggs, oil and yogurt in another bowl.
3. Mix the wet and dry mixtures.
4. Stir in the white chocolate chips, cranberries and pecans.
5. Pour the batter into a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
6. Bake in a preheated 350F oven until a tooth pick pushed into the center comes out clean, about 60-70 minutes.

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Pumpkin Bread with Dried Cranberries, Toasted Pecans and White Chocolate Chips with Pumpkin Butter

64 comments:

Hayley said...

This pumpkin bread is perfect for my dairy-free diet! It looks so tasty, and maybe sub dark chocolate chips for the white. Another great recipe Kevin!

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The Peanut Butter Boy said...

This sounds wonderful and healthy. I'm not a big white chocolate fan anymore but it somehow sounds incredible with this bread.

Joie de vivre said...

Mmmm...I think that would be good with plain butter too.

soulchocolate said...

I totally love how this bread looks. Beautiful texture and something I am craving for right now!

The Culinary Sherpas said...

A pumpkin and Butternut kick!
Lovely, all the way around.

Rita said...

ad does really look moist...yum! I love making quick breads, but somehow they never last a whole week...

Lisa said...

The pumpkin bread looks delicious, Yummy !!

Mrs Erg├╝l said...

And I can only say WOW ;)

Manggy said...

Pumpkin butter on pumpkin bread? All that's missing are crunchy pepitas on top, hee hee :) Looks so deliciously moist-- and the white choc chips are a great touch!

Steph said...

That looks so good! I love how dark and golden your loaf turned out, well obviously, it's pumpkin...haha. What kind of pan do you use?

Soma said...

Beautiful hue. See that u have used all the seasonal ingredients.

I just made a cranberry bread but without the pumpkin. Loved the use of white choc.

Elra said...

Looks deliciously moist and what a perfect way to serve this tasty bread? Pumpkin butter, of course!

Peter M said...

This takes banana bread to a whole new level with pumpkin as the star....you're becoming quite adept at these quick breads.

Sharon said...

Totally loving this! Great recipe!

And the pictures look so tasty! =)

Proud Italian Cook said...

Kevin, You're killing me with this! I swore off sweets after eating way to much last week, now I really want a slice of this, plus the pumpkin butter!

Pearlsofeast said...

Looks absolutely scrumptious

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Gorgeous! Wow, that slice with pumpkin butter looks to enticing!

Cheers,

Rosa

Happy cook said...

Just reading the title one says wow with all the delicious ingridients.
The bread looks so delicious.
Wish i had a thick slice with that pumpkin butter spread

Beachlover said...

your pumpkin bread so rich of nuts and fruits...great recipe..wish I can bake this bread like yours:P

Mochachocolata Rita said...

ohhh i am needing some bread recipe...but i may have to try something other than pumpkin, i've stuffed sous chef up to the throat with pumpkins hehe

Maya said...

My type of breakfast!

Lori Lynn said...

Looks moist and delicious!
Really like your new lay-out Kevin.

VeggieGirl said...

Marvelous bread, Kevin!!

OhioMom said...

I love pumpkin bread, and the addition of toasted pecans and cranberries has me drooling :)

culinarycory.com said...

If you have them in your area, try using cinnamon chips instead of white chocolate to give it a little spice. Who knows, it just might work.

Debbie said...

I've jumped on the pumpkin bandwagon too. Just made pumpkin pancakes...your bread looks great with the dried cranberries.....

Natashya said...

I love pumpkin bread, yours looks really good.

mikky said...

what a combo!!! :)

Andrea said...

Pumpkin butter on pumpkin bread. I'm in love.

Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer said...

That looks so great what a wonderful combination.. love the white chocolate chips in this as well!!

Marjie said...

Gee, I ought to try putting some cranberries in my squash bread, which tastes just like pumpkin bread. Yours is beautiful!

Alexa said...

We had both had cranberries on our mind. Tis the season! Your bread looks delicious.

Rosie said...

This is a gorgeous pumpkin bread and great recipe Kevin! I like the addition of two flours and just look at those spices ~ wonderful..

Rosie x

Colleen said...

What a great combination of flavors! Everything that goes well with pumpkin is right here!

Heather said...

oh! the white chocolate is lovely!

Maria said...

I want a slice and then probably the whole loaf! Nice job on this one!

Cheryl said...

That looks delish!

Kristy - Where's My Damn Answer said...

I used to make zucchini bread each year and haven't done it in forever. I might have to do pumpkin bread AND zucchini bread this year ... just because :-D

HoneyB said...

Looks amazing. I may have to try this - I think it would be right up Grumpy's alley!

Elly said...

Looks delicious, Kevin. I just made some pumpkin raisin pecan muffins myself! With the small amount of oil in this recipe, it's healthy too!

giz said...

Ok, this is freaky - I just an almost identical post - to be published in the next day or so for Pumpkin Bread with dates and toasted pecans. We have to stop meeting like this.

Diana Evans said...

Hi Kevin...looks very yummy and so perfect for the weather...I will take a slice with a nice latter....extra cinnamon please...

Hugs...
Diana

Karen said...

The cranberries and pecans sound like a real nice addition to a basic pumpkin recipe.

Beth said...

You really like pumpkins don't you!!! Looks fab, like the addition of the cranberries

biz319 said...

Yum! I love regular chocolate chips in pumpkin bread - never thought to use white chocolate chips!

Thanks for the recipe!

MaryBeth said...

Looks wonderful and yes the pumpkin butter topper simply took it over the top. YUMMO!!

Allie said...

Oh, what a lovely adaptation to "regular" pumpkin bread! It never occurred to me to add white chocolate. It sounds really delicious!

Cakebrain said...

Like I always say, "if you add chocolate, it'll only make it better!" Your pumpkin bread looks fantastic!

Kevin said...

Steph: I used a 9x5 inch loaf pan made by Chicago Metallic that is described as "heavy-weight aluminized steel".

Lisa magicsprinkles said...

Love the texture and colors!

Jeena said...

What a great idea to spread some of your lovely pumpkin butter on it, yum.

Ben said...

Great combination! So fall(ish) hehe

ttfn300 said...

oh wow, so tasty and decadent ;-)

Megan said...

yum! what an amazing bread to enjoy during this chilly winter months. i am especially loving the cranberry and white chocolate combination!

Homecooked said...

Looks perfect!

jd said...

That looks so fantastic - I can almost smell the delicious pumpkin from here!

I love how you spread a little pumpkin butter on top of the bread as well - what a good idea!

Cooking and the City said...

Oh my goodness Kevin! this sounds fabulous :-)

Amy said...

Great combination of flavors. I will have to give this a try.

Okusama wa Japonesa said...

Have you try this recipe using orange juice? I made mine with orange juice in place of yogurt the other day. It added a bit of citrus flavor (yet doesn't overpower pumpkin flavor) and was very moist and good. If you haven't, it's worth a try!

kamailesfood said...

What a yummy variation on pumpkin bread!

Caroline Brouwer said...

As a regular follower from your blog I spotted this recipe. It looked very good so I made it: it was delicious! I would say it is more a cake than a bread; we take a slice of it with a cup of coffee.
Thanks for all your nice recipes!
Best regards from Holland.

Cookin' Cowgirl said...

This looks amazing Kevin! I love pumpkin!
I'm having my first linky party on my blog and the theme is pumpkin. I'd like to invite you to come link up your favorite pumpkin recipe. The link is open until Wednesday at midnight, so please stop by and say hi.

http://cookincowgirl.blogspot.com/2011/07/pumpkin-blog-hop.html

~Cookin' Cowgirl

Puala said...

Those look yummy!! My kids loved Pumpkin Bread too, decorating the can was so much fun for them!! Will definatley be doing this more often..

LIV said...

Yesterday I also tried this recipe. It turned out perfect! Thank you for sharing!

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