Whole Cranberry Bread


Whole Cranberry Bread


Whole Cranberry Bread
Whole Cranberry Bread

Whole Cranberry Bread is an old family recipe that's classy enough to make for the holidays. The fresh cranberries (not dried) add a bright pop of color to the bread loaf, making it very pretty to look at. But, more important than its looks, is its taste. The cranberries and walnuts add nice texture and the fruity flavor is refreshing. Serve it with dinner, after dinner, or present it as a gift. This cranberry bread recipe is perfect for all kinds of occasions.


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Cooking MethodOven

Cooking Vessel Size2 (9 x 5 inch) loaf pans


  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup fresh whole cranberries
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 egg, beaten


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. In a bowl, sift flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together. Add walnuts and cranberries.

  3. In another bowl, combine orange juice, butter, and egg. Add to the dry ingredients, mixing well. Pour into pan.

  4. Bake for 1 hour. Cool for 15 minutes before removing it from the pan. It's better if prepared a day or so before serving.

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I am happy that I sensed this needed to go into ONLY 1 pan. I came back to this website and saw the Dec. 4, 2016 comment and this affirmed my decision. PLEASE make the correction so that others will not have a problem.

Please correct this recipe to 1 9 x 5 inch pan! And do not cook for 1 hour

Do I just add the Cranberries straight from the package with out doing anything to them first?

I'd make sure they're thawed if you bought frozen berries, but otherwise, just add them in. Happy baking!

Can I use frozen cranberries?

Barbaraschwartzrn 6065177 Yes, frozen cranberries should work similiarly. Thanks! -Editor, RL.com

Can I use frozen cranberries?

This sounds perfect, and easy. I wanted to make a Cranberry Pound Cake, but this is better. I bought fresh cranberries yesterday and wasn't sure if I had to do anything to them before baking. Now I just have to run out and get the OJ.

This is an old recipe - my mother made this for many Christmases when I was a little girl, and I have made it several times. It is so good.


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