Cranberry Walnut Bread

cranberry walnut bread

Once again I found myself with too many fresh cranberries that were about to go bad, so I chopped them up and threw them into this wonderful cranberry walnut bread. I love the hints of lemon, orange and cinnamon in this sweet and tart bread. It would make a beautiful Christmas gift for friends, family, neighbors, teachers, etc. Just wrap each loaf in plastic wrap after it they are finished cooling and tie it with a big red bow! You can also decorate the loaf by drizzling glaze over it, but this will make it more sweet and I personally prefer less sweet breads. This recipe makes only one 9×5 inch loaf, so if you want more you will need to double/triple the recipe. Serve with warm tea for an afternoon treat.

I have two more finals to go, and hopefully they go much better than the first one did :/ I am soo ready for Christmas break! Are you staying home for the holidays, or will you be traveling somewhere?


5.0 from 2 reviews
Cranberry Walnut Bread
Prep time
Cook time
Type: Dessert
Serves: 4
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries, coarsely chopped
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ⅓ cup canola oil
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 tbsp orange juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp freshly grated lemon peel
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Add cranberries, sugar, oil, milk, orange juice, vanilla, lemon peel, cinnamon and eggs to a mixing bowl and stir well with a wooden spoon.
  3. Whisk the flour, baking powder and salt together in a separate bowl and then slowly mix into the batter.
  4. Stir well until all ingredients are well blended.
  5. Stir in the walnuts.
  6. Grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan and pour in the batter.
  7. Bake 45-50 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean and the top is slightly golden brown and firm to the touch.
  8. Cool for about 10 minutes before transferring to a wire cooling rack.
Makes 1 loaf


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  1. Axelle the french cook says:

    It looks yummy ๐Ÿ™‚
    You know what ? I never tasted cranberries. In france, this is something we don’t eat often. It’s very “american”, for us ๐Ÿ™‚
    As cookies and brownies, for example.

  2. Daisy@Nevertoosweet says:

    This sure looks delicious and I’m totally into anything with cranberries lately because it’s so festive but at the same time I’m not sure that I can fresh ones here can i used dried ones? ๐Ÿ˜€

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