Cranberry and Toasted Pecans Holiday Bread

Today I am sharing a wonderful Cranberry Bread that we served at Thanksgiving and is wonderful for any special occasion! It is an easy healthier recipe blending together different flavors for a holiday bread that is not sweet but isn’t sour either. Plus it makes two-loaves to enjoy one now and freeze one for later! It warms up nicely in the oven or microwave and can be enjoyed on its own, with butter, jelly, or other fun topping!!

Cranberry and Toasted Pecans Holiday Bread

An easy to make recipe for a Holiday Bread. Fresh Cranberries are used in this recipe; however you could substitute dried cranberries if desired. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: bread, Christmas, Thanksgiving
Cuisine: American
Servings: 9 Slices Per Loaf
Calories: 366kcal
Author: Bernice

Ingredients

Dry Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups Flour
  • 1 ½ cups Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 ¼ cups Sugar
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • tsp Nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp Baking soda

Wet Ingredients

  • ¾ cup Fat-Free Milk
  • ½ cup Maple Syrup
  • cup Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 2 tsp Vanilla
  • 2 Egg Whites
  • 1 Egg

Filling

  • 2 cups Fresh Cranberries Coarsely Chopped
  • ½ cup Chopped Pecans Toasted

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees; prepare two 8x4 inch loaf pans with cooking spray.
  • Combine dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. In a smaller bowl combine the wet ingredients. 
  • Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Once well mixed, stir in the cranberries and pecans. Divide evenly between the two pans.
  • Bake about 50-minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10-minutes on a cooling rack. Then loosen sides of the bread using a knife or spatula to remove from the loaf pans to fully cool. 
  • Once cooled, wrap tightly and store in the refrigerator, counter top, or freeze.

Nutrition

Serving: 18g | Calories: 366kcal | Carbohydrates: 72g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 67mg | Potassium: 219mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 1.4% | Calcium: 7.2% | Iron: 10.8%

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Cooking has always been a passion of mine with trying new recipes or adding a twist to an existing recipe. This blog contains some of our favorite healthier recipes but also contains decadent desserts and delicious meals that may not consider calorie count! So grab your favorite Supper Plate and enjoy our Cooking Adventure!

21 thoughts

    1. That is true! You could make it sweeter if desired that is the beauty of this recipe. I tend to stick to walnuts and dark chocolate. It unthaws nicely overnight in the refrigerator. I warm mine in the microwave but a toaster oven would be very nice!

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