Cranberry-Nut Bread


This recipe delivers a Christmas classic from a recipe my Mom would make every year. The bread freezes well.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 25 mins
1 loaf


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ cup butter

  • ¾ cup orange juice

  • 1 egg, well beaten

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest

  • 1 ½ cups cranberries

  • ½ cup chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan.

  2. Sift flour, white sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a large mixing bowl. Mash butter into the flour mixture with a pastry cutter until the mixture resembles coarse cornmeal.

  3. Stir orange juice, egg, vanilla extract, and orange zest together in a small bowl; add to flour mixture and stir just until the dry ingredients are moistened and batter-like. Fold cranberries and walnuts through the batter; spoon into the prepared loaf pan, spreading so the corners and sides are slightly higher than the center.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 1 hour. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.

Cook's Note:

When doubling recipe, use 3 eggs instead of just 2.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

315 Calories
9g Fat
55g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 315
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 359mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 55g 20%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 33g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 12mg 62%
Calcium 68mg 5%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 129mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

You’ll Also Love