This tender Cranberry Nut Bread is the perfect way to wake up with a cup of coffee or tea. We even have this as a dessert with a dollop of whipped cream. It’s all the holiday flavors in a slice of bread that tastes like a cake!
This Cranberry Nut Bread hits the spot for those late night sweet tooth fixes. It’s great for snacking and nice with a cup of coffee.
What better time to use those fresh cranberries (although I make with frozen sometimes) and with out of town guests and family coming to visit over the holidays, it’s a super quick and easy bread to make. No yeast involved here!
I love all the streusel on top, too.
Streusel, that crumbly topping of flour, butter, and sugar that gets baked on top for that texture crunch and this has warm, spicy cinnamon and chopped walnuts. Can’t go wrong there, right?
For other breakfast or cranberry ideas, check out my Sourdough Starter and Sourdough Pancakes, Pumpkin Butter All Bran Muffins, Cranberry Coffee Cake, or another house favorite, Cranberry Cherry Pecan Scones. Enjoy!
Cranberry Nut Bread
- 1 1/2 cups sugar divided
- 2/3 cup walnuts finely chopped
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 1/4 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 egg lightly beaten
- 1 cup milk
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup cranberries roughly chopped
- 2 tbsp butter melted
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour the bottoms and 1/2 inch up the sides of three 5 3/4x3x2-inch loaf pans or a 9x5x3-inch loaf pan; set aside.
- In a small bowl, stir together 1/2 cup of the sugar, walnuts, and cinnamon; set aside.
- In a large bowl, stir together the remaining 1 cup sugar, 2 cups of flour, baking powder, and salt. Make a well in center of flour mixture.
- In a medium bowl, combine egg, milk, and oil. Add egg mixture all at once to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened (batter should be lumpy). Stir 1 cup coarsely chopped fresh cranberries into batter.
- Spoon half of the batter into the prepared pans. Sprinkle with half of the nut mixture. Top with the remaining batter.
- To the remaining nut mixture stir in the melted butter and remaining 1/4 cup flour. Toss to mix and sprinkle on top of batter.
- Bake for 45 to 50 minutes for 5 3/4-inch pans, 60 to 65 minutes for 9-inch pan. It should be done when a toothpick inserted near centers comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire rack before removing and slicing.