Cranberry-Nut Poppy Seed Bread Recipe
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Cranberry-Nut Poppy Seed Bread Recipe

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As a former home economics teacher, I love to experiment with recipes. One day I decided to add poppy seeds to my family's favorite cranberry bread. They loved it!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups orange juice
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 3 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 2 tablespoons grated orange peel
  • 2 cups chopped fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped nuts

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 251 calories, 10g fat (1g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 264mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, salt, baking soda and baking powder. In another bowl, whisk the eggs, orange juice, oil, poppy seeds and orange peel. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in cranberries and nuts.
  2. Spoon into two greased 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 60-65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean (cover loosely with foil if tops brown too quickly). Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Yield: 2 loaves (12 slices each).
Originally published as Cranberry-Nut Poppy Seed Bread in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2007, p44

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