Cranberry Bread Recipe: Cranberry Cinnamon Bread

Last Updated on June 24, 2019 by Ellen Christian

Thanksgiving wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without a cranberry bread recipe. Having cranberry bread for Thanksgiving is a tradition in my home.  We always have cranberry sauce but cranberry bread is the perfect snack while you’re waiting for Thanksgiving dinner or while you’re watching football after. The best part about cranberry bread is that you can make it a few weeks early and then wrap it well in aluminum foil and store it in the freezer until Thanksgiving.  There is so much to cook on Thanksgiving that I appreciate any recipe that I can make ahead of time.

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Cranberry bread recipe: Cranberry Cinnamon Bread

Cranberry Bread Recipe

Unlike many of the cranberry bread recipes that I’ve seen, this cranberry bread recipe starts with a can of whole berry cranberry sauce.  Most of the cranberry bread recipes that I have made in the past start with fresh cranberries. Because this recipe starts with a can of whole berry cranberry sauce, it is so much more moist than others I have tried. When I found this recipe in the Gooseberry Patch Hometown Harvest cookbook that I was sent for review, I new it would be the cranberry bread recipe I made for Thanksgiving this year.

Cranberry Cinnamon Bread

5 minPrep Time

60 minCook Time

1 hr, 5 Total Time

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  • 1 1/2 c whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 c all purpose flour
  • 2/3 c sugar
  • 1 t salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 16 oz can whole berry cranberry sauce
  • 1 c chopped walnuts


  1. In a large bowl, mix flours, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
  2. Add egg, cranberry sauce and walnuts.
  3. Stir just until moistened and a stiff batter forms.
  4. Pour batter into a greased 9"x5" loaf pan.
  5. Bake 350F for one hour or until a toothpick inserted in the center tests clean.
  6. Cool in pan for 10 minutes.
  7. Turn out onto a wire rack; cool completely.

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The Gooseberry Patch Hometown Harvest cookbook includes hearty recipes, inspiring tips and warm fall memories.  Recipes include breakfast, supper, Thanksgiving, Game Day, Pumpkin Patch, Slow Cooker and a special section with memories called Over the River and Through the Woods.  The recipes included are simple and can easily be prepared by even a novice.  I love that there are ideas for decorating, entertaining and gifts scattered throughout the book. It really makes this the perfect cookbook for the holidays.

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18 thoughts on “Cranberry Bread Recipe: Cranberry Cinnamon Bread”

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  3. I love to bake this time of year and cranberries are always a huge favorite. I have 3 bags in the freezer right now waiting to be tossed into something creative!
  4. I really love their cookbooks and I do what you do with sweet breads. I freeze them and then grab a piece at a time!
  5. I haven't tried a cranberry recipe like this. Your bread turned out amazing and looks delicious! I love recipes you can bake and freeze ahead for Thanksgiving since about a million other things need to be in the oven on Thanksgiving. 
  6. Oh Yum Ellen that sounds heavenly! I would have never thought of a combination like this!!! This would make a great breakfast bread! 

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