Harvest Bread

If fall had a flavor, this would be it. This fresh homemade bread blends seasonal favorites like pumpkin, cranberries, walnuts, and spices into a moist and delicious treat. Top a warm slice with a pat of butter and savor each bite.




1 loaf




  • 1¾ cups all purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup cornmeal
  • 1½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¾ teaspoon ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon allspice
  • ½ cup (1 stick) Challenge Butter
  • 1½ cup sugar
  • 1¾ cup pumpkin (15 ounce can)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1½ cups whole fresh or frozen cranberries
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts


  • 1

    Preheat oven to 350°F.

  • 2

    Butter a large 9-inch loaf pan.

  • 3

    Combine flour, cornmeal, baking soda, and spices in a bowl. Cream butter and sugar.

  • 4

    Beat in pumpkin and eggs. Add dry ingredients and stir just until blended. Stir in cranberries and nuts.

  • 5

    Pour into prepared loaf pan.

  • 6

    Bake 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes or until wooden skewer comes out clean when inserted into the center of the loaf.

  • 7

    Cool the pans for 5 to 10 minutes then remove loaf from pan to cool completely before slicing.

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