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 (0 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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[email protected] User ID: 708237 231607
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2015

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

NevadaRose User ID: 4283670 89193
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."

dwinokur User ID: 887938 89191
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2012

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

Kimmu-chan User ID: 3487168 25940
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."

angelasandoval User ID: 2401339 73801
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2011

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

vpango User ID: 1140816 50992
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2011

"I have had to make this bread every day since I found this recipe because my kids devour it!

I did make a few modifications...My kids do not like the cranberries & I did not have raisins, so I omitted them - so it's basically a cinnamon bread - love it!
The second time I made it I ran out of honey, so I used Agave syrup - even better!"

JuliKay2u User ID: 1344814 73774
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2010

"Excellent recipe. The cranberries and cinnamon add wonderful flavors to this bread. Great accent to an evening meal or breakfast. Leftovers are great toasted!"

Mrs_T User ID: 941931 30648
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2010

"I make this bread over and over. We never get tired of it. It is delicious and so easy. Sometimes I make it with the dried cranberries, other times with raisins. The only thing I do differently is to add the dried fruit along with all of the other ingredients. It chops them up a bit, but that is fine with us as it spreads their flavor throughout the loaf."

bethannapamer User ID: 4433916 36591
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2010

"We also love this bread without the cinnamon and makes a great oatmeal bread for dinner! The recipe made normal is also fabulous frosted and toasted! We LOVE this recipe!"

Aquarelle User ID: 985301 73773
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2008

"Toasted and buttered, a slice or two of this bread is excellent with a cup of hot tea."

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