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Cranberry Oat Bread

"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
    1 loaf (1-1/2 pounds)


  • 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


  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 92 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 118mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • craftnmamma
    Dec 6, 2017

    This is the best bread ever!. I made it for all holidays for years and then I didn't use it for a while. This year my daughter wants it on the menu & I have misplaced my recipe. So greatful to have found it here! A family treasure!

  • suecasati
    Aug 22, 2015

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

  • NevadaRose
    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
    Jul 3, 2012

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

  • Kimmu-chan
    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
    Nov 8, 2011

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

  • vpango
    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
    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
    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
    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!