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Cranberry Walnut Bread Recipe
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Cranberry Walnut Bread Recipe

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This family favorite comes from a collection of Amish recipes. I gave the recipe to several friends, and everyone loves it. Loaded with cranberries, nuts and cinnamon flavor, it's perfect for fall and winter.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 3 hours
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 3 hours
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1 cup water (70° to 80°)
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 134 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 234 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.


  1. In bread machine pan, place the first seven 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).
  2. Just before the final kneading (your machine may audibly signal this), add walnuts and cranberries. Yield: 1 loaf (1-1/2 pounds, 16 slices).
Editor's Note: We recommend you do not use a bread machine's time-delay feature for this recipe.
Originally published as Cranberry Walnut Bread in Quick Cooking September/October 2004, p32

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Reviewed Oct. 20, 2014

"Fantastic bread. I needed to add extra liquid as well. Hubby loves it! I sub pecans for walnuts. Makes great toast."

Reviewed Dec. 15, 2011

"The first time I made this was in my bread machine. Had to add extra liquid as dough was way too stiff. Turned out delicious. I also add a tablespoon of orange zest. I now double the recipe and make in my kitchen aid mixer and proceed as with any bread dough. One loaf just isn't enough. My husband loves it."

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