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Cranberry Apple Bread

November 5, 2016 (Last Updated: August 3, 2019)

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Quick bread with fresh cranberries and apples! This cranberry apple bread is perfect for the holidays or whenever you want a delicious homemade bread.

A loaf of bread filled with cranberries and apples on a wooden cutting board.


This weekend is our final weekend for fall soccer. The older the boys get the longer the seasons seem to be. I truly love watching soccer, but by the end of the season I am ready for it to be over! The end of soccer season means more time at home and more time for baking!

Can I freeze this bread?

Yes! This is a perfect bread to make ahead of time and store in the freezer! To freeze bread, allow bread to fully cool. Slice bread and then place in a freezer safe bag.  Use frozen bread within 1 month of freezing for best results. 

Sliced bread filled with chunks of apples and cranberries.


Between regular league games and tournaments we travel quite extensively for the boys’ games. That is just what seems to happen when you live in a small town. Today’s trip is an hour and a half  each way. I always pack up snacks for the trips. Today they are getting this cranberry apple bread. It has tart fresh cranberries and chunks of apples with a touch of cinnamon and nutmeg.

Do I use fresh or dried cranberries?

This recipe uses fresh cranberries. 

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A slice of bread studded with cranberries and apple chunks on a wooden board.

Cranberry Apple Bread

Fresh cranberries and apples with a touch of cinnamon and nutmeg.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Baking, Bread, Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 1 loaf
Calories 231 kcal


  • 4 Tablespoons butter (melted)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup apple cider or apple juice
  • 2 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup apples (chopped)
  • 1 cup cranberries (chopped)


  • In a large bowl mix butter,sugar, eggs and apple cider together.
  • Pour flour on top and sprinkle cinnamon, nutmeg and baking powder over flour.
  • Mix dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
  • Fold in apples and cranberries.
  • Pour batter into a greased pan
  • Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 55-60 minutes.
  • Let cool in pan for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from pan and let cool completely on a baking rack.


Serving: 1sliceCalories: 231kcalCarbohydrates: 41gProtein: 4gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 54mgPotassium: 157mgFiber: 1gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 200IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 47mgIron: 1.5mg
Keyword bread for the holidays, cranberry apple bread, cranberry bread, quick bread with cranberries
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  • Reply
    Fred G
    April 29, 2019 at 8:29 am

    5 stars
    Great combo of items for breakfast or anytime.

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      April 29, 2019 at 5:35 pm

      Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    November 10, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    This is delicious combo. Looks so beautiful!

    • Reply
      November 13, 2016 at 6:42 am

      Thanks, Kushi! It also disappears quickly ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    karrie @ Tasty Ever After
    November 9, 2016 at 6:44 am

    Cranberry and apples are the best combo! Loving this recipe and pinning to make it for Thanksgiving breakfast ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply
      November 10, 2016 at 4:52 am

      Thanks, Karrie! It would be a perfect start to Thanksgiving day!

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    Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
    November 9, 2016 at 4:43 am

    So good to know that boys enjoyed this lovely looking bread. This apple cranberry combination sounds like a great pairing.

    • Reply
      November 10, 2016 at 4:58 am

      My boys are great eaters and true taste testers for me!

  • Reply
    November 8, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    Now this looks like a great bread to have on Thanksgiving. So good to see cranberries in something other than sauce…although I like that too. ?

    • Reply
      November 8, 2016 at 7:04 pm

      I love cranberries in just about everything!

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    November 8, 2016 at 8:53 am

    I’ve been eating Thomas’s cranberry bread every morning, but homemade and with apples sounds sooo much better! I’d love to enjoy a warm slice with a little bit of butter and my coffee ๐Ÿ™‚

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      November 8, 2016 at 7:05 pm

      It’s a perfect bread for breakfast….especially with a nice cup of coffee!

  • Reply
    Alix @A Hedgehog in the Kitchen
    November 8, 2016 at 7:55 am

    5 stars
    Your Cranberry Apple Bread sounds ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS! I am adding it to our list of recipes to make this Thanksgiving – we’re hosting 10 friends – and I just shared it on our Facebook page thinking our readers will love it too! Thanks so much for this FABULOUS RECIPE!

    • Reply
      November 8, 2016 at 7:04 pm

      Thanks, Alix! I appreciate your kind words and your Facebook share! I hope your friends love this bread as much as we do! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    November 7, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    This bread looks amazing! Love the apple cranberry combination!

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      November 8, 2016 at 7:38 pm

      They are a classic combination!

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    allie @ Through Her Looking Glass
    November 7, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    Lucky boys to get this delicious bread Kathy! Our soccer season just ended too and we have significant travel in the mix as well. I’m relieved that Saturdays will be freed up some, but basketball starts next week! I love your combination of cranberries and apples in this yummy bread. It screams fall!! ๐Ÿ™‚ I love Fall. Thanks for such a delicious seasonal recipe. Have a great week!

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      November 8, 2016 at 7:39 pm

      From one sport straight to the next! When do we get a break??? Hope the next season goes well!

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    Laura ~ Raise Your Garden
    November 7, 2016 at 10:08 am

    This is the ideal loaf of bread to go with that Thanksgiving turkey! And so much nicer than a quick bread made from a box (although I confess I have sunk that low before, hehe) I need to bring these to a few of our looming Thanksgiving festivities cropping up!

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      November 8, 2016 at 7:40 pm

      Sometimes we just have to do what we have to do! No worries about a box…although homemade quick bread doesn’t take too much more work! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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