Cranberry Orange Walnut Bread Recipe:

Use your food processor for the nuts and cranberries and save loads of time.

3/4 cup butter, room temperature

3 cups white sugar

3 eggs, room temperature

3 tablespoons orange zest

6 cups all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon salt

4 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

2 1/4 cups orange juice

3 cups whole cranberries

1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts


① Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease three 8×4-inch loaf pans. Line bottoms with parchment paper, if desired.
② Beat the butter and sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Add the room-temperature eggs one at a time, allowing each egg to blend into the butter mixture before adding the next. Stir in the orange zest.
③ Sift together the flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Add to the egg mixture, alternating with orange juice.
④ Coarsely chop the cranberries.
⑤ Pour the flour mixture into the mixing bowl alternately with the orange juice, mixing until just incorporated. Fold in the chopped cranberries and walnuts, mixing just enough to evenly combine. Divide the batter evenly among prepared pans.
⑥ Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Check for browning: cover the tops with aluminum foil to prevent them from becoming too dark. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaves comes out clean, about 30 minutes more. Cool on wire racks.

  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.
  • Nutrition Facts

    Per Serving: 335calories;11.5g fat;54.2g carbohydrates;5.4g protein;39mg cholesterol;512mg sodium.


    • Posted: 08/14/2019 08:18


      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.