Quick Cranberry Nut Bread

Quick Cranberry Nut Bread
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Makes 1 loaf


2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1 14-ounce can Ocean Spray® Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce
1 cup chopped walnuts


Preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease an 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 2 1/2-inch loaf pan.

Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg in a small mixing bowl; set aside.

Using an electric mixer, beat butter or margarine with sugar in a medium mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add egg; mix well. Break up cranberry sauce with a fork and add to the butter mixture. Add nuts. Add dry ingredients to the cranberry mixture, mixing just until the dry ingredients are moist.

Spread batter evenly into prepared loaf pan. Bake until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 1 hour and 15 minutes. If bread begins to brown too quickly, loosely cover with foil and continue to bake until bread tests done.

Makes 1 loaf.


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Quick Cranberry Nut Breas

Rhesa from Austin, TX

This is a wonderful easy recipe BUT....It needs a little Salt & Vanilla. It's flat. The salt & vanilla would make a big difference. Next time I make it I will alter the recipe. The bread itself is very good. It has a good texture but needs SALT & VANILLA !!!

Outstanding recipe

Quick to make, nice texture, wouldn't change a thing.

Excellent Holiday Bread

Carole from Abilene, TX

My daughter loves all things cranberry. I had a can of whole-berry sauce left from Thanksgiving and some free time, so I made the bread, adding a cup of dried cranberries and a good handful of golden raisins. It smelled so good while baking, I was sure I'd found a keeper. My daughter confirmed that in a hurry.

Leftover Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Jenifer from Elkton, OR

Added some salt (1/2 tsp) and some orange marmalade along with my leftover whole cranberry sauce! Great way to use up leftovers and such a pretty pink color. Whenever I make breads like this I ALWAYS add a simple confectioners sugar glaze...just adds a certain touch!

Thanks for sharing

I was looking for something to do with the cranberry sauce that no one touched at Thanksgiving and this was perfect. It was good. I'm guessing that the one bad review was done wrong because it wasn't at all like they described. It had a nice brown crusted outside and is a tasty heart bread.

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