Cranberry Nut Bread Recipes - Delicious Regular and Gluten Free Recipies

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A brief background about bread

For thousands of years, bread has been a major part of diets. Bread has been made from all kinds of grains, from the wheat, rye and corn still popular today to barley, oats, rice and other grains few people consume now. Even some of the most famous quotes and clichés are about bread. Our daily bread, bread is the staff of life, the best thing since sliced bread, the list goes on. We break bread when we get together with friends. Bread is slang for money, and was used for money in ancient Egypt, where the people who worked on the pyramids were paid in bread.

Learning to bake bread is a grand adventure that never ends. There are always more recipes and techniques than you will ever have time to try. But that’s a huge part of the fun. The more you bake, and the more you explore and learn about baking, the more you will want to bake. So grab an apron, (or not), wash your hands with hot sudsy water and let's get started.

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How to Make Mouth Watering Cranberry Nut Bread

Gather all of these ingrediants together.

1/3 cup orange juice
grated zest from 1 large orange
2/3 cup buttermilk
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
1 large egg, beaten lightly
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon table salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups cranberries, chopped coarse
1/2 cup toasted pecans, chopped coarse

I prefer fresh cranberries to frozen, but either works well.

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Grease bottom of 9 x 5-inch loaf pan, or line it with foil or parchment. Stir together orange juice, zest, buttermilk, butter, and egg in small bowl. Whisk together flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda in large bowl. Stir liquid ingredients into dry mixture with a rubber spatula until just moistened. Gently stir in cranberries and pecans. Do not overmix.

2. Scrape batter into loaf pan and spread with rubber spatula into corners of pan. Bake 20 minutes, then reduce heat to 350 degrees; continue to bake until golden brown and toothpick inserted in center of loaf comes out clean, about 45 minutes longer. Cool in pan 10 minutes, then transfer to wire rack and cool at least 1 hour before serving. If using icing, glaze the loaf while still warm and let harden at room temperature.

Burnt Butter Icing
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 cup confectioners' sugar
2 tbsp milk

While the loaf is cooling, heat the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat, swiring the pan constantly, until the butter is golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer the butter to a bowl and whisk in the confectioners' sugar and milk. Pour all of the icing over the cake and spread to cover.

Gluten and Dairy Free Recipe for Cranberry Nut Bread

A delicious recipe and oh so easy to make. And it freezes beautifully.

You will need the following:

½ cup coconut flour

1 teaspoonceltic sea salt

1 teaspoon baking soda
5 eggs
½ cup grapeseed oil\

½ cup agave nectar

1 tablespoon organic vanilla extract

1 cup cranberries, frozen or fresh
½ cup walnuts, chopped

  1. In a medium bowl combine coconut flour, salt and baking soda
  2. In a large bowl blend eggs, grapeseed oil, agave and vanilla
  3. Blend dry ingredients into wet, then fold in cranberries and walnuts
  4. Pour batter into a greased 8.5X 4.5X 2X5 inch loaf pan
  5. Bake at 350° for 50 minutes
  6. Cool and serve

Both of these recipes are indeed mouth watering and welcome any time of the year. They are especially welcome during Thanksgiving and Christmas as well as New Years and make great gifts any time of the year.

Enjoy!

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Comments 48 comments

myster!ous 6 years ago

delicious!!! can I have some??


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carrie450 6 years ago from Winnipeg, Canada

This recipe looks absolutely delicious. I may try it out, thanks


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thougtforce 6 years ago from Sweden

Looks good and probably tastes really good too. I like the thought of adding some colour to the bread! Thanks for sharing!


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breakfastpop 6 years ago

My mouth is watering!


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vocalcoach 6 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

breakfastpop - The best comment you could write! Thanks, breakfastpop.

thoughtforce - Sometimes I substitute blueberries instead of cranberries and add a touch of cinnimon.

Thank you thoughforce.

Hi Carrie450 - I hope you do try it, it really is easy and quick to make. Thanks.

myster!ous - Come on by and your plate will be ready! :-)


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Kaie Arwen 6 years ago

This sounds fantastic! I love cranberries, but have admittedly never used them in baking. I think I'll try this ~ Kaie


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vocalcoach 6 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Kaie - This was my first try also and I must say it was absolutely delicious. I add a few more cranberries than the recipe calls for because they are so healthy. Let me know how yours turns out.


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Fiddleman 6 years ago from Zirconia, North Carolina

This is a must try. So many great recipes on here, I think I'm gaining weight just reading. Thanks for sharing.


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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

That sounds great and it definitely a must try. Thank you


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vocalcoach 6 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Fiddleman - Yes, a person certainly can't try them all and still stay within a healthy weight. Darn it! Always a pleasure to share with you Fiddleman.

Hello, Hello - If you decide to try this sometime, let me know how it turns out for you. Thanks for your feedback and have a fun and delightful day!


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

You made me hungry, my friend. I liked your recipes. It sound delicious and I believe from my heart. Thank you very much. ~prasetio


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vocalcoach 6 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Dear and beautiful friend, Prasetio30. I hope all is going well in your life, for you deserve all that is good. It is a pleasure and honor to know you and to be a friend. I wish I could send you some of these recipes. I would make them just for you. Peace and love.


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Amber Allen 6 years ago

These are two great and very seasonal recipes. In my view cranberries and Christmas go together like peaches and cream! I've never seen the Burnt Butter Icing before and I think it will go well with several of my favorite recipes. Thank you for sharing these mouthwatering recipes with us.

Amber:)


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vocalcoach 6 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Amber - It is my pleasure and my joy to share a few recipes. And I am thrilled that you will try the burnt butter icing. It also works well with cinnimon rolls. I love trying new recipes myself. Thanks for your comments, Amber.


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epigramman 6 years ago

....well my mouth always waters and my mind wanders when I receive your life affirming comments - and funny as they say about life too - On the way home - I work night shift and must retire to my coffin before daybreak - lol lol - I stopped in at the all night grocery store and bought the most delicious Cinnamon Coffee Cake with caramel and spice for $3.99 - you would be proud of me - I must be a good shopper for bargains - lol - and now I see this fabulous recipe for Cranberry Nut Bread - yum yum ....... How are you feeling these days?

Send me a letter if you can and please let me know!!!!!

I am writing to you here from the wind swept lake of Erie and wishing you well!


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rpalulis 6 years ago from NY

Two thumbs up and voted way up. This looks delicious.


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vocalcoach 6 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

rpalulis - Great to see you here! Thanks a bunch and have a good one. Much obliged for the rating. :-)


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vocalcoach 6 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

epigramman - oooooooooo - cinnamon coffee cake, so good. And for the price, yes, you are indeed a very good shopper. I am beginning to feel much better, especially today. A very good day. Came very close to being "Maria" today. Thank you, dear friend and oh so talented man for your well wishes. Life is good!


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tonymac04 6 years ago from South Africa

These look just wonderful!

Thanks for sharing them. Bookmarked!

Love and peace

Tony


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vocalcoach 6 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

tony! - Thanks so much and enjoy life. Life is good! Your friend, Audrey


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Micky Dee 6 years ago

I'm too lazy to make it but I'm too eager to try it! If you make it - we will eat it! God bless you Dear vocalcoach!


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DjBryle 6 years ago from Somewhere in the LINES of your MIND, and HOPEFULLY at the RIPPLES of your HEART. =)

Just looking at it makes me hungry! Gotta rush at the kitchen and try it! lol! Thanks for sharing this very tasteful hub! God bless!


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vocalcoach 6 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

DjBryle - Thanks for the comment - just loved it! Enjoy!


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sofs 5 years ago

Delicious, should try them, thank you for sharing. :)


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carrie450 5 years ago from Winnipeg, Canada

This loaf looks absolutely delicious vocalcoach. I'm going to try it out, thanks


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chspublish 5 years ago from Ireland

Lovley recipe. I love cranberries. Can't wait to try this very seasonal bread.


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

chspublish - I know you will enjoy this recipe. I, too love cranberries and wish I knew how to grow them. Thank you and Happy Holidays!


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PaperNotes 5 years ago

I am eating bread while reading your hub and wish it were a cranberry nut bread I was eating!


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

PaperNotes - Ha...Ha! No comparison between the two! :-)

Thanks.


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

sofs - You will love this recipe. I promise. :-) Thank you.


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Micky - What makes you so sweet? What gives you such talent? Where did you find such compassion? Who passed on to you so much talent? Did you invent humor? Are you superman? Well...you are my very own hero!!!!


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carrie450 5 years ago from Winnipeg, Canada

I wanted you to know that I tried out this recipe for the New Year and it turned out delicious and moist just as you said vocalcoach. Thanks


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

carrie, so pleased to hear that this recipe turned out great. I hope you are doing better. You are constantly in my prayers. Love you!


amybradley 5 years ago

The best thing food wise I think to ever enter into winters, is the winter fruit the cranberry. So, good for you and tastes so good too. Again, thanks for the recipe here too I'll hope that the picky men folk will eat some but don't really believe they will. Wish so much they would like healthier foods, but they just don't but I'm not going to be made to suffer for this. A.B.


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Amy - Good for you! Make it for yourself - to heck with anyone else. :) Thanks again for coming by.


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Silver Poet 5 years ago from the computer of a midwestern American writer

What a beautiful bread! Colorful and healthful. I liked that you included an alternate recipe for folks who have food sensitivities.


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Silver Poet - Thank you for your positive and uplifting comments. And thanks for liking the alternate recipe too.

mysterious - Glad you find this recipe delcious and thanks for coming by.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

My mom-in-law made the BEST cranberry bread at xmas time. I finally gathered up enough courage to ask her for the recipe. She was delighted to share. She walked over to the cupboard and tossed me a box of Pillsbury Cranberry Bread Mix in a box. Since I discovered her secret it was then my turn to make the bread. No more freebies for me. Haha! Your recipe looks just as delicious!!!


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK

Looks absolutely delicious. Great recipe and easy to follow. I love cranberries and bread- so this is a no-brainer! thanks for sharing.


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Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

Looks delish and I love fruit breads - the icing sugar drizzle will be a nice counterpoint to the tartness of the cranberries.


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vocalcoach 4 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Sunshine625 - I'm still giggling over the Pillsbury Cranberry Bread Mix. Why? I once made my home made recipe as well as the Pillsbury Boxed and asked neighbors to pick the one they liked the best. The boxed won! Hahahaha.


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Mike Robbers 4 years ago from London

I love cranberries but I have never tried them in bread.. it must be really tasty! thanks for sharing this delicious hub , voted up and shared!


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Thanks Docmo - I know you'll enjoy this Cranberry Nut Bread!


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Jools99 - I love fruit breads too, especially with nuts. I'm a true nut :) Thanks!


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

Hello Mike - You'll be surprised at the good flavor cranberries add to a recipe like this. I add cranberries to my salads also. Thanks for being here!


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oliversmum 3 years ago from australia

vocalcoach Hi. Your recipe sounds delicious and looks even better. We love pecans and cranberries, so will be trying it for sure. Thank you for the easy to follow instructions and photographs, also for sharing it with us. Thumbs up and very useful. :) :)


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn. Author

oliversmum - Hello, sweet lady from Australia. How have you been and how is Oliver? So nice to see you. Thanks for the nice comments on my hub. Glad you found it useful. Take care ~ Audrey


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oliversmum 3 years ago from australia

vocalcoach Hi. We are doing ok,as we hope you are. Oliver is great,just had his summer clip,and he is pretty happy about that. Thank you for your kind words,they made my day. We wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2014. :) :)

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