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

Cranberry Bread Recipe

 This easy cranberry bread recipe is loaded with fresh cranberries for a sweet and tart quick bread that your whole family will devour.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword autumn recipes, easy snack recipes, kid-friendly recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12 servings
Calories 297kcal


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


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x5 loaf pan.
  • 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.
  • Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl.
  • Add the flour mixture a little at a time to the butter mixture, alternating with the buttermilk.
  • Fold in the cranberries by hand.
  • Add this batter to your greased loaf pan
  • To make the streusel, mix together the flour, brown sugar, sugar, and cinnamon until combined.
  • Stir in the melted butter until well combined and crumbly.
  • Sprinkle the streusel over the loaf of bread and press down lightly to adhere the crumbs. 
  • Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a butter knife inserted in the center comes out mostly clean.
  • Cool completely before cutting.



Calories: 297kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 314mg | Potassium: 133mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 400IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 1.5mg