Cranberry-Walnut Toasting Bread

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 45 min.


2 loaves (12 slices each)

Updated: Sep. 12, 2022
Looking for a great bread to start your day? My multi-grain is fabulous toasted. It is also good for sandwiches or served warm with dinner.—Tish Stevenson, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Cranberry-Walnut Toasting Bread Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 6 to 6-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 2-1/2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1-1/4 cups dried cranberries or cherries
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted


  1. In a large bowl, combine 3 cups all-purpose flour, oats, whole wheat flour, brown sugar, salt and yeast. In a small saucepan, heat water and butter to 120°-130°. Add to dry ingredients; beat just until moistened. Stir in the cranberries, walnuts and enough remaining all-purpose flour to form a soft dough.
  2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  3. Punch dough down; divide in half. Shape into loaves; place in two greased 9x5-in. loaf pans. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes. Bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool. To serve, cut into thick slices and toast.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 198 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 206mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.