Polka Dot Quick Bread

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

I adopted this recipe from Recipezaar, and I'm very proud to be it's new owner. I made a few changes from the original recipe and I think my version is perfect! This quick bread is great for breakfast on the go or as a late night snack with a glass of milk. I plan on making these next Christmas for gifts!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Spray a 9 X 5-inch loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray; set aside.
  3. Coarsley chop the cranberries and set aside in a small bowl.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine the milk, egg, melted butter (cooled), and orange juice with a whisk; set aside.
  5. Sift the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt into a large bowl.
  6. Add the chopped cranberries, cheese and nuts to flour mixture and toss to coat cranberries.
  7. Add the milk mixture to the flour mixture and stir until just moistened.
  8. Pour into the prepared loaf pan and bake for about 1 hour until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  9. Cool in the pan on a rack for 10 minutes, then remove from the pan. (It is important to let it cool, otherwise the bread might stick as you turn it out!)
  10. Cool to room temperature on the wire rack before slicing.


Most Helpful

The only problem I can find with this recipe is the 1 TABLESPOON of baking powder. Way too much.

bryant.tp September 08, 2005

Very impressed with thias recipe. I thought the chessdar cheese sounded odd but I was wrong. A pleasant surprise and I didn't change a thing. Thanks

BakerWoman May 23, 2005

I chose this recipe in our Adopted Recipe Swap #2 and made this bread for breakfast yesterday using raspberries. The aroma as it baked was so tantalizing, made my mouth water just inhaling it! I actually had to bake it a little longer than stated before it was done, more like almost 70 mins. The recipe made a sweet, moist loaf of bread that was deliciously satisfying served with bacon and scrambled eggs. My whole family thanks you for adopting this recipe!

Dreamgoddess March 16, 2005

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