Mom's Cranberry Walnut Bread

Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is great served with breakfast or brunch or just as a hearty snack. I like to serve with softened cream cheese as a spread. Prep time does not include overnight soaking for cranberries.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix cranberries and 1 cup sugar and let stand overnight.
  2. Mix together flour, 1 cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Sift together.
  3. In a bowl, mix together eggs, orange juice, hot water, melted butter, orange rind and chopped walnuts. Add to dry ingredients.
  4. Stir in cranberries and pour mixture into two greased and floured bread pans.
  5. Bake for 1 hours at 325 degrees.
Most Helpful

Taste was good but the end result was just too dry. Sorry.

Carole March 23, 2015

ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL BREAD! I liked everything about it ~ Its preparation (so easy), its aroma (so comforting), its taste (out-of-this-world, in my opinion)! I ALWAYS buy extra bags of fresh cranberries, especially when they're quality berries, & freeze them to use throughout the year (if I still have any left by the end of Spring)! And, although I did follow the list of ingredients, I was very generous with the orange zest (I usually am when it comes to zest)! I gifted one of the loaves to a neighbor couple & they loved it as much as we did, but if I grant my other half his wish, I'll be making another couple of loaves within the week! Thank you so much for this wonderfully tasty treat! [Tagged & made in Please Review My Recipe]

Sydney Mike January 02, 2011

Great recipe, adapts well to gluten free, too! I made one loaf gluten free, one loaf as per the recipe, both turned out perfect! The batter does come out very thick - don't be alarmed. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe! Made for PRMR tag.

Katzen November 21, 2010