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Cranberry Oatmeal Bread

User Rating 4 Star Rating (1 Review)


This simple and quick Cranberry Oatmeal Bread really reminds me of the holiday season. The color, of course, is beautiful, studded with bright red cranberries. And the taste and fragrance are rich and comforting. Yum.

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 25 minutes

Yield: 2 loaves; 16 servings


  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 1-1/4 cups hot water
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1-1/4 cups chopped cranberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray two 8x4" loaf pans with nonstick baking spray containing flour and set aside.

In medium bowl, combine oats and hot water, stir, and let stand for 5 minutes. In large bowl, beat butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until fluffy. Add oat mixture, sour cream, vanilla, and egg and blend well. Add flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and 1-1/2 teaspoons cinnamon and mix gently. Fold in cranberries and pecans.

Spoon batter into prepared pans and smooth to level. In small bowl combine 1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Sprinkle over batter in pans.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 55 to 65 minutes until bread is golden brown and pulls away from the sides of the pan. Cool 5 minutes, then carefully run a knife around the edges of the breads and remove to wire rack to cool. Wrap in plastic wrap to store.

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 4 out of 5
Cranberry Oatmeal Bread, Member carolabrown

Delicious, full of flavor, easy to make, I loved it and will make again

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