Cranberry Walnut Bread with Crumble Topping

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This is an easy, sweet and tart bread. It’s great for those holiday mornings spent with family and you want something a little special for breakfast.

It’s very simple to put together and tastes delicious!  This bread freezes beautifully so it’s a great make-ahead breakfast or snack to pull out when unexpected guests show up!

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Servings: 12 servings
Cranberry Walnut Bread
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hr
 
Author: Holly
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cranberry bread, quick bread
This is an easy, sweet and tart bread. It’s great for those holiday mornings spent with family and you want something a little special for breakfast.
Ingredients
BREAD
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • 1 ½ cups fresh cranberries
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
CRUMBLE TOPPING (OPTIONAL):
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 4 TB cold butter cubed
  • ½ cup oats
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Combine the dry ingredients and mix well.
  3. Add the milk and egg to the dry mixture. Stir until everything is just moist and add the butter. Stir until combined, but do not over-mix. Fold in the cranberries and nuts.
  4. For the crumble topping, combine all the ingredients. Work the mixture with your hands, squeezing and stirring until it’s all moist and crumbly.
  5. Grease a 9 ½” x 5 ½” pan — you can put all the batter in one pan to make one loaf, but I’ve divided it in two pans so I can freeze one loaf for later. Sprinkle the crumble topping on the loaf.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes. Check for doneness and turn. Bake for 15 more minutes or until the top is browned and a toothpick inserted comes out clean. It’s delicious served with a pat of butter and a cup of coffee or tea.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 371, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 38mg, Sodium: 453mg, Potassium: 257mg, Carbohydrates: 57g, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 24g, Protein: 7g, Vitamin A: 6.6%, Vitamin C: 2%, Calcium: 11.5%, Iron: 12.8%

(Nutriton information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Holly

Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

3 comments on “Cranberry Walnut Bread with Crumble Topping”

  1. Use TWO pans! Batter will overflow just one. Otherwise it’s very good.

  2. Sounds and looks good. Thank you.

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