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Cranberry Orange Breakfast Bread Recipe
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Cranberry Orange Breakfast Bread

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"A dense breakfast bread with the wonderful taste of cranberries. It's perfect for a holiday brunch."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 1.5 pound loaf Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    3 hrs

    3 hrs 5 mins


  1. Place ingredients in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select cycle; press Start. If your machine has a Fruit setting, add the cranberries and nuts at the signal, or about 5 minutes before the kneading cycle has finished.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 15, 2007

Now a family favorite! I made this the first time, but threw in about 1/8C sugar because I feared the "yeast" would not do its thing without sugar! The second time, I followed another reviewer's advice and increased the cranberries and the walnuts, and I like it even better. I also discovered that this bread is actually better after a couple of days....the problem is, it doesn't last that long!!!! Thanks for sharing!

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 10, 2008

Since I didnt have a bread machine I had to adapt to a traditional recipe. Personally I would use less cranberries. I soaked them in the orange juice, but it was overpowering. Next time no soaking.I liked the nuttiness of the bread. Will try again.

Jul 17, 2007

I've made this recipe 3 times now and it is absolutely wonderful. Based on my first "trial run" of the recipe, I recommend adding an additional 1/2 cup cranberries and 1/3 cup walnuts. I made the recipe 2 more times with those additional ingredients and it got rave reviews!

Apr 11, 2003

Absolutely wonderful, so moist and tasty. I didn't put in the walnut this time, but cannot wait to make it again. the girls at work rated it a 10!!

Oct 24, 2006

This is SO good! I replaced 1 cup of bread flour with wheat flour, and added some dried currants to make up for not enough dried cranberries. I also added about 1/4 cup sugar along with honey and baked it in the oven.

Oct 25, 2003

Thanks for this excellent recipe. We have been buying cranberry-orange bread at "Costco" (quite expensive), but this is as good.

Dec 29, 2005

Made this bread for holiday gift giving. It's delicous. My only changes were to use half whole wheat flour and toasted pecans in place of the walnuts as I had some leftover from another recipe. Great toasted for breakfast. Will definitely make again.

Nov 19, 2007

Very good! Love the flavors and texture the walnuts add. Did substitute 1 c whole wheat flour and soaked cranberries in warm water before adding. Definitely will be making again.


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  • Calories
  • 224 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 39.7 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 5.1 g
  • 8%
  • Fiber
  • 1.8 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 5.2 g
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 199 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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