Pumpkin Cranberry Bread

Diet - CKD, 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.

Nutrients per serving

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

Renal and Renal Diabetic Food Choices

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

Carbohydrate Choices

  •   2

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

miller234 says:


How can a recipe with 2 cups of sugar be good for a diabetic diet?? You need to uncheck that box for OK diabetic diet OR update it to use sugar substitute like PURE STEVIA. Moderator comment: If counted as 2 carbohydrate choices a person could include a serving. An alternative sweetener like Stevia could be used but has not been tested in this particular recipe. The other option is to have a 1/2 slice serving and count as 1 carbohydrate choice.

Nov. 30, 2011, 10:26 AM - 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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