Cranberry Oat Bread Recipe

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"This is my favorite bread machine recipe," shares Dorothy Gilmore of Elburn, Illinois. Dried cranberries add a sweet touch to this moist oatmeal bread.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Bake: 3-4 hours
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Bake: 3-4 hours
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1 cup water (70° to 80°)
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 2-1/2 cups bread flour
  • 1-3/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries or raisins

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 92 calories, 1g fat (trace saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 118mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein


  1. In bread machine pan, place the first eight ingredients in order suggested by manufacturer. Select basic bread setting. Choose crust color and loaf size if available. Bake according to bread machine directions (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water or flour if needed). Just before final kneading (your machine may audibly signal this), add cranberries. Yield: 1 loaf (1-1/2 pounds).
Editor's Note: We recommend you do not use a bread machine's time-delay feature for this recipe.
Originally published as Cranberry Oat Bread in Quick Cooking November/December 1999, p41

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Reviewed Aug. 22, 2015

"This is just the best. Wouldn't change a thing. Thanks for the great recipe."

Reviewed Jan. 27, 2013

"Really liked this bread - nicely moist and great flavor. I also put the cranberries in at the beginning and it worked wonderfully."

Reviewed Jul. 3, 2012

"Gently sweet. Great soft texture and the cinnamon adds just the right amount of spice."

Reviewed Mar. 29, 2012

"Best bread machine fruit bread recipe I've tried so far. Perfect level of flavor and sweetness. I will make this again soon."

Reviewed Nov. 8, 2011

"We all loved this bread! I did omit the cinnamon for personal preference."

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