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Cranberry Nut Bread

This cranberry nut bread is packed with fresh tart cranberries and crunchy almonds. Eat fresh or toasted with butter.

Cranberry Nut Bread by Nutmeg Nanny

I realize that you may be thinking to yourself “Wait…I thought she hated nuts???”

Well, you are right, still, I wouldn’t say I like most nuts BUT I don’t mind almonds.

So that means officially I can and will eat:

  • Almonds
  • Pecans

So since this recipe originally called for pecans or walnuts, I had to switch things around.

Since there was a bag of sliced almonds in the freezer I threw in a couple handfuls of them to give the bread the little crunch it needed.

I also opted to use fresh cranberries instead of dried ones.

I think the fresh added a tartness that I personally found super delicious.

How can you hate sweet and tart? I know I don’t!

My favorite way to eat this bread is toasted with butter although it’s fantastic plain.

Do you want to know another great thing about this bread?

It freezes perfectly. That is important to me.

Sometimes baked goods overflow out of my kitchen and I need to freeze them before they go to waste.

I plan to make a bunch of these little loaves, package them up and give them to family members along with the limoncello I made.

Editable gifts are the best!

Cranberry Nut Bread by Nutmeg Nanny

Cranberry Nut Bread by Nutmeg Nanny

Cranberry Nut Bread

Author: Brandy O’Neill – Nutmeg Nanny
This cranberry nut bread is packed full of fresh tart cranberries and crunchy almonds. Eat fresh, toasted or freeze for an easy breakfast.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 9 x5 loaf


  • 2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 cups fresh cranberries cut in half
  • 3 ounces chopped almonds


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and spray a 9×5 loaf pan with non-stick baking spray, set aside.
  • Whisk together flour, sugar, kosher salt, and baking soda in a large mixing bowl.
  • In a medium-sized mixed bowl whisk together orange juice, water, and melted butter.
  • Gently mix the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients and stir until combined.
  • Fold in cranberries and almonds.
  • Add batter to the prepared loaf pan and bake for 60-70 minutes or until the center is set and the bread is golden brown.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 241kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 322mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Keyword cranberry almond bread, fresh cranberry bread
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About Brandy!

I am a food lover and recipe developer bringing you delicious recipes that taste great and are easy to make! My food is inspired by travels around the world and my love of flavorful food. A list of things that make me happy: cats, Coke Zero, houseplants, and travel. Read more...

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Sunday 29th of November 2009

MMMMMMMMM,...I so love this festive bread!

I love all of your yummie flavours!


Wednesday 25th of November 2009

This looks delicious!! I'd have to use dried cranberries (because Lord knows where they'd sell fresh ones here), but this is bookmarked!!

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction

Monday 23rd of November 2009

Looks very pretty! Usually I have seen cranberry nut bread made with pecans or walnuts, but I like the idea to use almonds. Sounds delicious!

Jessica @ How Sweet It Is

Monday 23rd of November 2009

This is one of the most beautiful loaves I've seen!


Monday 23rd of November 2009

I'm jealous of your nut hatred. Hating nuts would definitely help keep my weight down, but unfortunately I love them. Especially cashews. I can eat a pound of them in a day if they're within arm's reach. I've done it. Seriously. ANYWAY, your bread looks fantastic--I love cranberry bread, especially when there's some orange in there. It's good to know this freezes well--that's important to me too. I'm a bakeaholic and my freezer is always stuffed with products of my addiction. :)


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