A dense breakfast bread with the wonderful taste of cranberries. It's perfect for a holiday brunch.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
3 hrs
total:
3 hrs 5 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 - 1.5 pound loaf
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place ingredients in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select cycle; press Start. If your machine has a Fruit setting, add the cranberries and nuts at the signal, or about 5 minutes before the kneading cycle has finished.

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Nutrition Facts

224 calories; protein 5.2g 11% DV; carbohydrates 39.7g 13% DV; fat 5.1g 8% DV; cholesterol 0.1mg; sodium 198.6mg 8% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2007
Now a family favorite! I made this the first time but threw in about 1/8C sugar because I feared the "yeast" would not do its thing without sugar! The second time I followed another reviewer's advice and increased the cranberries and the walnuts and I like it even better. I also discovered that this bread is actually better after a couple of days....the problem is it doesn't last that long!!!! Thanks for sharing! Read More
(64)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/10/2008
Since I didnt have a bread machine I had to adapt to a traditional recipe. Personally I would use less cranberries. I soaked them in the orange juice but it was overpowering. Next time no soaking.I liked the nuttiness of the bread. Will try again. Read More
(4)
64 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 47
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2007
Now a family favorite! I made this the first time but threw in about 1/8C sugar because I feared the "yeast" would not do its thing without sugar! The second time I followed another reviewer's advice and increased the cranberries and the walnuts and I like it even better. I also discovered that this bread is actually better after a couple of days....the problem is it doesn't last that long!!!! Thanks for sharing! Read More
(64)
Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2007
I've made this recipe 3 times now and it is absolutely wonderful. Based on my first "trial run" of the recipe I recommend adding an additional 1/2 cup cranberries and 1/3 cup walnuts. I made the recipe 2 more times with those additional ingredients and it got rave reviews! Read More
(55)
Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2003
Absolutely wonderful so moist and tasty. I didn't put in the walnut this time but cannot wait to make it again. the girls at work rated it a 10!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2010
I loved this recipe but I do not have a bread machine! I converted this to the traditional method, and thought I would share it: 1 cup orange juice 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast, proofed by package directions 3 cups bread flour 1 tablespoon dry milk powder 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 tablespoons grated orange zest 1 1/2 cups sweetened dried cranberries Proof the yeast according to package directions. Allow it to sit until thick and frothy. Combine Orange Juice, vegetable oil and yeast, set aside. In a seperate bowl, combine all dry ingredients, orange zest and cranberries and add gradually to wet ingredients. Combine as well as you can, then knead the dough on a floured surface until smooth and soft. Place back into the bowl, cover, and leave in a warm area to rise until doubled. When dough has risen, punch it down and shape into a loaf. Place it in a greased loaf pan, or, for a round loaf, on a greased baking sheet. Rise again until doubled. Bake at 350 degrees for around 45-50 minutes, or until bread is golden brown and sounds hollow when tapped. Read More
(29)
Rating: 5 stars
10/24/2006
This is SO good! I replaced 1 cup of bread flour with wheat flour and added some dried currants to make up for not enough dried cranberries. I also added about 1/4 cup sugar along with honey and baked it in the oven. Read More
(29)
Rating: 5 stars
10/25/2003
Thanks for this excellent recipe. We have been buying cranberry-orange bread at "Costco" (quite expensive) but this is as good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2005
Made this bread for holiday gift giving. It's delicous. My only changes were to use half whole wheat flour and toasted pecans in place of the walnuts as I had some leftover from another recipe. Great toasted for breakfast. Will definitely make again. Read More
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2008
I made this yesterday in my bread machine ate the last few slices for breakfast this morning toasted and spread with cream cheese it was great!!! I used fresh squeezed orange juice and cranberries and walnuts accidentally used too much allspice and it was still wonderful. I will definately make this again! Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
11/19/2007
Very good! Love the flavors and texture the walnuts add. Did substitute 1 c whole wheat flour and soaked cranberries in warm water before adding. Definitely will be making again. Read More
(14)
Rating: 3 stars
05/10/2008
Since I didnt have a bread machine I had to adapt to a traditional recipe. Personally I would use less cranberries. I soaked them in the orange juice but it was overpowering. Next time no soaking.I liked the nuttiness of the bread. Will try again. Read More
(4)
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