This tender cranberry bread is sweet tart perfection! Makes a great breakfast or afternoon snack!
5 from 2 votes

Cranberry Bread Recipe

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr
Servings: 12 servings
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: autumn recipes, easy snack recipes, kid-friendly recipes
Calories: 297 kcal

 This easy cranberry bread recipe is loaded with fresh cranberries for a sweet and tart quick bread that your whole family will devour.


For the bread:
  • 1/2 cup butter room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
For the streusel topping:
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar packed
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup butter melted


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x5 loaf pan.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla until well combined.
  3. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl.
  4. Add the flour mixture a little at a time to the butter mixture, alternating with the buttermilk.
  5. Fold in the cranberries by hand.
  6. To make the streusel, mix together the flour, brown sugar, sugar, and cinnamon until combined.
  7. Stir in the melted butter until well combined and crumbly.
  8. Sprinkle the streusel over the loaf of bread and press down lightly to adhere the crumbs. 
  9. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a butter knife inserted in the center comes out mostly clean.
  10. Cool completely before cutting.
Nutrition Facts
Cranberry Bread Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 297 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 47mg16%
Sodium 314mg14%
Potassium 133mg4%
Carbohydrates 42g14%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 400IU8%
Vitamin C 1.7mg2%
Calcium 57mg6%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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