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Spiced Cranberry Wheat Bread

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 3-1/4 hours


1 loaf (2 pounds, 16 slices)

“Here’s a healthy, hearty bread that‘s perfect for toasting or just snacking,“ shares Trisha Kruse in Eagle, Idaho. “The spices and orange flavors really blend well with the cranberries to make this a fall and winter favorite.“


  • 1-1/4 cups water (70° to 80°)
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2-1/4 cups bread flour
  • 1-1/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest


  1. In bread machine pan, place the first 10 ingredients in order suggested by manufacturer. Select whole grain bread setting. Choose crust color and 2-lb. loaf setting if available.
  2. Bake according to bread machine directions (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water or flour if needed).
  3. Just before the final kneading (your machine may audibly signal this), add the cranberries and orange peel.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 150 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 222mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

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