Cranberry pumpkin bread recipe: How to make the classic Libby’s loaf

Classic cranberry pumpkin bread recipe - Sliced loaf close-up

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Here’s how to make two moist and delicious loaves of classic cranberry pumpkin bread, using the famous Libby’s recipe from the 80s!

This retro loaf makes for a breakfast or dessert filled with warm flavor from just the right blend of fall spices, plus a tart kick from the popular autumn fruit, cranberries.

Classic cranberry pumpkin bread recipe - Cut loaf on a bread board

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Here’s the original vintage Libby’s ad from the 80s.

Cranberry Pumpkin Bread recipe 1987

Classic cranberry pumpkin bread recipe - Sliced loaf close-up

Cranberry-pumpkin bread recipe

Yield: Serves 16: 2 loaves, 8 slices each
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Here's how to make two moist and delicious loaves of classic cranberry pumpkin bread, using a popular Libby's recipe from the 80s!


  • 2 slightly-beaten eggs
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup Libby's Solid Pack Pumpkin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped cranberries
  • 2-1/4 cups flour


  1. Combine eggs, sugar, oil, and pumpkin: mix well.
  2. Combine flour, pie spice, soda, and salt in large bowl: make well in center.
  3. Pour pumpkin mixture into well: stir just until dry ingredients are moistened. Stir in cranberries.
  4. Spoon batter into 2 greased and floured 8 x 3-1/4 x 2-1/2-inch aluminum loaf pans.
  5. Bake in moderate oven (350 F) for 1 hour, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 289Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 155mgCarbohydrates: 51gFiber: 1gSugar: 26gProtein: 4g

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