Easy Cranberry Walnut Bread

    1 hour 5 minutes

    This tasty fruit and nut bread is easy to make. If you use your food processor to chop the nuts and cranberries you will save loads of time.

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    Serves: 24 

    • 3/4 cup butter
    • 3 cups white sugar
    • 3 eggs, beaten
    • 6 cups (750g) plain flour
    • 1 tablespoon salt
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons bicarb soda
    • 2 1/4 cups (550ml) orange juice
    • 3 tablespoons orange zest
    • 3 cups chopped cranberries
    • 1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:1hour5min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease three loaf tins.
    2. Blend together butter, sugar and eggs.
    3. Sift together the flour, salt, baking powder and bicarb soda. Add to wet ingredients, alternating with orange juice.
    4. Mix in the orange rind, cranberries and walnuts. Stir until just combined and pour into prepared pans.
    5. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean.

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    This was a great recipe! I love cranberry-nut bread and have tried several versions over the years, but this is hands down the best. I have to comment on the cooking time however...I was skeptical when I saw the 30 to 35 minutes since I've never cooked a quick bread for that short a time before. I left it in for an extra 10 minutes, and the middle was still very gooey. Possibly a typo? I made a "note to self" to increase it to 50 to 55 the next time I make it, which I definitely will. My husband loved it as well.  -  12 Dec 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This was an incredible recipe...Normally I don't hit recipes that haven't had many reviews, but I'm glad I made the exception here. I ended up with 4 loaves instead of the 3 identified. I didn't make any changes to the recipe and was really impressed with the results. Thanks for sharing it :0) On a side note...I also had to increase the cook time. I ended up baking for right at an hour. Well worth the wait.  -  05 Dec 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    The bread had a nice flavor, but I found it to be dry. Next time I think I'll try adding some sour cream or applesauce.  -  12 Apr 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)