Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 350º.
  2. Grease bottoms only of 2 loaf pans, 8 1/2 × 4 1/2 × 2 1/2 inches or 9 × 5 × 3 inches.
  3. Mix cranberries, sugar, oil, milk, lemon peel, vanilla and eggs in large bowl.
  4. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  5. Pour into pans.
  6. Bake 50 to 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  7. Cool 10 minutes.
  8. Loosen sides of loaves from pans; remove from pans.
  9. Cool completely on wire rack before slicing.
  10. Store tightly wrapped in refrigerator up to 1 week.
Most Helpful

Wonderful Cranberry Bread - an absolute keeper. I looked at the reviews and used everyone's ideas: used pecans and covered with a simple orange glaze made with one cup icing sugar + 1 tbsp orange juice. I always cut oil by half and add applesauce instead - yummy and moist and less fattening. This has a nice light taste and the right balance between tart and sweet - even better the 2nd day. I'm glad it makes 2 loaves since we are just about done the first one in one day! Wonderful - will be part of my permanent collection.

Baker Barb November 01, 2009

Found it to be a little dry...will sub applesauce for the oil next time.

kaurorac May 02, 2011

Awesome! The best cranberry bread I have ever had but I did make a few changes to it. I omitted the lemon zest and the nuts (don't like either) and used two teaspoons of almond extract instead of vanilla. The almond extract made it absolutely amazing. I did chop the cranberries quite fine in the food processor after reading other reviews and the loaves are not tart at all.

914939 January 21, 2011