Pumpkin-Apple Cider Bread

Everyone knows just how much I love baking, especially in the fall and winter. To me, nothing says autumn quite like pumpkins. So my pumpkin bread, muffins, butter, pies, cookies, and even pumpkin-shaped cakes are always looked forward to by my friends, family, and co-workers. This apple cider-pumpkin bread is great for snacks, dessert, or breakfast. Toast it, warm it, spread on some butter, cream cheese, apple butter, or just slice some off to eat as is.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
2 9x5-inch loaves


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ tablespoons pumpkin pie spice

  • 1 tablespoon ground cloves

  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger

  • 2 teaspoons baking soda

  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt

  • 3 cups white sugar

  • 1 (15 ounce) can pure pumpkin (such as Libby's®)

  • 1 cup vegetable oil

  • 4 large eggs

  • ½ cup apple cider

  • 1 cup sweetened dried cranberries


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 9x5-inch loaf pans.

  2. Combine flour, pumpkin pie spice, cloves, cinnamon, ginger, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl.

  3. Combine sugar, pumpkin, vegetable oil, eggs, and apple cider in a large mixing bowl; beat with an electric mixer until just blended. Add pumpkin mixture to flour mixture; stir until just moistened. Fold in cranberries. Spoon batter into the prepared loaf pans.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean, 55 to 60 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

Fresh or frozen cranberries may be substituted for dried, if preferred.

You can use three 8x4-inch loaf pans, if desired. Or, to make muffins, add 1 cup of milk to the wet ingredients, increase oil to 1 1/2 cups, fill lined or greased muffin cups 2/3 full, and bake for 30 to 35 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

330 Calories
12g Fat
53g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 330
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 37mg 12%
Sodium 368mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 53g 19%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 36g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 1mg 7%
Calcium 23mg 2%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 92mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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