Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  187
  • Protein  2 g
  • Carbohydrates  31 g
  • Fat  6 g
  • Cholesterol  21 mg
  • Sodium  45 mg
  • Potassium  69 mg
  • Phosphorus  75 mg
  • Calcium  46 mg
  • Fiber  1.1 g

Pumpkin Cranberry Bread

This delicious, kidney-friendly recipe for Pumpkin Cranberry Bread is a delightful treat especially around the cool weather holidays and it also makes a great gift wrapped in foil with a bow on top.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Arlene from California.

Portions: 20     Serving size: 1 slice, 3/4" thick


    • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 2 eggs
    • 2 cups sugar
    • 1-3/4 cups canned pumpkin puree
    • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
    • 1 cup fresh or frozen whole cranberries


    1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
    2. Combine flour, pumpkin pie spice and baking powder in a large bowl.
    3. Combine eggs, sugar, pumpkin puree and oil in a small mixing bowl. Beat until blended.
    4. Add pumpkin mixture to flour mixture. Stir until just moistened, then fold in cranberries.
    5. Spoon batter into 2 greased 9" x 5" loaf pans. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes.
    6. Cool in pans for 5 to 10 minutes. Remove to wire rack to cool before slicing.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

    • 1-1/2 starch
    • 1 fat
    • 1/2 high calorie

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

    • Cut each loaf into 10 slices.
    • Make extra bread and freeze the loaves. Thaw a few hours before serving.
    • If cranberries are unavailable, omit from recipe or substitute blueberries instead.

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Pumpkin Cranberry Bread

Llaughridge8424 says:


Used Half Splenda half sugar and frozen cranberries. Very good!

Jan. 18, 2012, 1:30 PM - Inappropriate review?

Pumpkin Cranberry Bread

CharlieAnn says:


This is a really nice pumpkin bread and taste really great. My husband likes it also.

Dec. 19, 2011, 4:46 PM - Inappropriate review?

Pumpkin Cranberry Bread

debroughton says:


I have made this bread twice. I reduced the sugar to one cup and added 1 tsp of vanilla. I also used frozen cranberries. Delicious and even those friends and family without diabetes and kidney disease loved this bread.

Nov. 30, 2011, 5:16 PM - Inappropriate review?

Pumpkin Cranberry Bread

Katydid says:


this is the best bread, my whole family loved it. thank you so much for the support that this site offers. I don't know what I would do without it.

Nov. 28, 2011, 5:20 PM - Inappropriate review?

Pumpkin Cranberry Bread

Elois says:


This is delicious. I made it for my Mom and the whole family loved it.

Oct. 27, 2011, 3:36 AM - Inappropriate review?

Pumpkin Cranberry Bread

DenAsia says:


Actually, I have read recently that Pumpkin is your best bet such as in pies. Pumpkin has the lowest amt of starch, than pecan,cherry pies etc. My mother is a diabetic w/non dialysis kidney disease. I barely found out abt this site, and so far alot of these recipes are wonderful. But I would rather go through measuring, substituting if that means she can enjoy the holidays, food, treats, etc. Remember its not what you consume its how much of it goes in. I actually last year made my mother a carrot cake and substituted alot of things w/diabetic friendly ingredients and the cake was fabulous. She couldnt even tell. (ex: if ingredient states "vegetable oil, use canola"...."sugar, use splenda") you know things like that. I hope you do find the recipes you are looking for. Much Luv 2 u all here.

Oct. 25, 2011, 6:20 PM - Inappropriate review?

Pumpkin Cranberry Bread

onfrontier says:


I have substituted fresh cranberries with dried. My family loves the bread and it freezes great.

Oct. 11, 2011, 7:18 PM - Inappropriate review?

Pumpkin Cranberry Bread

tiredcook says:


Sounds yummy, but the nutrition count isn't very helpful if I still have to look up the measurements to change away from sugar and white flour because they are bad for diabetics. (Pumpkin is already stretching it, with high glycemic rating, so something else has to give!) I want the recipes to save time and be already OK for diabetics as well as kidney patients.

Oct. 20, 2010, 7:07 PM - Inappropriate review?

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