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Pumpkin Bread Bites

A few weeks ago, I made a batch of pumpkin chocolate chip cookies from a cookbook I have.
I was less than impressed. (I still ate about half of them.. you know.. just to be sure)

So I screwed around with the recipe.. a lot. So much so that you wouldn't recognize it so I'm going to go ahead and call it my own. It's what I once heard  Paul McCartney say he  used to do with songwriting.. and if it's good enough for Sir Paul, it's good enough for me.

Pumpkin Bread Bites

Recipe by Pirate JeniCourse: Dessert, CookiesCuisine: American


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Loaded with dried cranberries and walnuts, these Pumpkin Bread Bites are not too sweet and will remind you of pumpkin bread. For when you just want a bite and not a whole slice. They also freeze well, so go ahead and make a batch and pop them in the freezer.


  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour

  • 1 cup all purpose flour

  • 1 tbsp cinnamon

  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg

  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1 tsp vanilla

  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 cup pumpkin puree

  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries

  • For the glaze
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

  • 1 and 1/2 tbsp milk


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the whole wheat pastry flour, the all purpose flour, baking powder, salt and spices.
  • In a medium sized bowl, or in the bowl of your stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, beating between each addition until fully incorporated
  • Stir in the vanilla and pumpkin
  • Mix in the flour mixture until just combined
  • Stir in the nuts and cranberries
  • Drop by tablespoon full on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for about 14 minutes.
  • While the bread bites cool, whisk together the powdered sugar and the milk to form a glaze.
  • Dip the tops of the bread bites in the glaze and let them air dry

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