Cranberry Nut Bread Recipe
Cranberry Nut Bread Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Cranberry Nut Bread Recipe

Read Reviews
5 12 12
Publisher Photo
I created this recipe 14 years ago by combing a couple of recipes from my collection. A friends suggested I add even more cranberries. Now there's a big burst of tart cranberry and lots of crunchy nuts in every piece. —Dawn Lowenstein, Hatboro, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 65 min. + cooling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 65 min. + cooling
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 169 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 258mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. In a small bowl, whisk the egg, orange juice and peel; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in cranberries and walnuts.
  2. Spoon batter into a greased and floured 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pan. Bake at 350° for 65-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Yield: 1 loaf (16 slices).
Originally published as Cranberry Nut Bread in Taste of Home December/January 1997, p39

Reviews for Cranberry Nut Bread

5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star
Please Log In or Join to add a rating and review.
Click stars to rate
Any changes to your rating or review will appear where you originally posted your review
Loading Image
Sort By :
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2015

"Really enjoy this recipe! Have made 4 loaves recently, and it is gobbled up in no time! Love the amount of cranberries and the flavor of the orange. Didn't change a thing other than use a 9 " loaf pan. Will try muffins with this recipe next""

Reviewed Mar. 20, 2015

"Lovely recipe!! But had to use 9x5 pan. Too much batter for a smaller one."

Reviewed Dec. 26, 2013

"This is delicious. It has just the right amount of tartness which makes cranberry bread so tasty. It's the perfect holiday bread."

Reviewed Nov. 18, 2013

"I made this bread and rounded the cranberry measurement. It was awesome. Nice and tart. Hey, Dawn, my birthday is 3/24 also. Thanks for a great recipe."

Reviewed May. 5, 2013

"I first made this recipe when it was first published and I knew it was a winner when I got all those compliments! This is definitely a family and friends favorite!"

Loading Image