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Cranberry Bread

Sweet and tart Cranberry Bread makes for the perfect seasonal breakfast, afternoon snack, or dessert. This quick bread comes together in a little over an hour and feeds 8-10 people!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 275kcal
Author Katie


  • KitchenAid Stand Mixer
  • Oven


  • 2 cups Flour
  • 1 ¼ cups light brown sugar packed
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • ¾ cup 2% Milk
  • 4 tablespoons Salted Butter melted
  • 1 - 12 ounce bag of fresh cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon raw sugar


  • Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9- by 5-inch loaf pan.
  • Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. Meanwhile combine egg, milk and butter in a small bowl. Add wet mix to dry mix and combine thoroughly then stir in cranberries.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle with raw sugar. Bake until golden brown and a cake tester comes clean, about 1 hour 15 minutes. Let cool for a few minutes. Run a knife around pan to loosen bread. Turn onto a wire rack to cool completely.


  • Yield - This recipe yields 1 loaf which equals about 10 slices.
  • Testing Doneness - Use a long wooden skewer and insert into the middle of the bread. If the wooden skewer comes out clean with a few crumbs the bread is done. If it comes out with batter you will need to add 10+ minutes on to your baking time.
  • Substitutions:
    • Dairy - I have not tested this with plant based/nut based dairy products.
    • Gluten Free - You could substitute gluten free flour for the all purpose flour. Just know this recipe has not been tested with that flour. Baking times may vary.


Serving: 8oz | Calories: 275kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 351mg | Potassium: 185mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 215IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 2mg