Cranberry Bread in the Bread Machine

Are you looking for a delicious bread recipe for the holidays? This easy bread machine recipe for Cranberry bread is easy to make just throw the ingredients in and let the bread maker do the work. So here you go our favourite holiday bread Cranberry Bread in the bread machine.

Cranberry Bread in the Bread Maker

I love using my bread maker – it’s one of the most used appliances in the kitchen, from fresh white bread for breakfast to pizza and dinner rolls it’s used most days. This simple recipe for holiday bread is great.

slices cut from a loaf of pecan and cranberry bread made in the bread maker

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By putting it all together in the right order and using the dispenser in my machine I can literally throw it in and leave it to go. If you don’t have a dispenser for added ingredients then you’ll have to watch for the beep or add them about 30 minutes after you start the cycle.

Dried or Fresh Cranberries

Although I love fresh cranberries you really can’t use them in this recipe, the paddle in the bread machine will smash them to pieces as the bread is kneaded through the different cycles.

dried ingredients in the bread machine pan - just add in the dried cranberries and pecans to the mix 30 minutes in

Instead, you will have to use dried cranberries these are a little sourer but I think it makes the bread extra delicious and is perfect to serve toasted with lots of butter.

You could use leftovers of this bread in our Cranberry and Eggnog Bread and Butter Pudding to make it extra cranberry!

Ingredients for Bread Maker Cranberry Bread

This is yeast bread so you’re going to need some dried active yeast (suitable for bread machines) for the recipe. It helps it rise especially with the weight of the dried cranberries in the mix.

cranberry bread with pecans sliced on a wooden chopping board

The other ingredients are simple:

  • milk
  • egg
  • butter
  • sugar
  • salt
  • flour
  • dried cranberries
  • chopped pecans
homemade cranberry and pecan bread sliced on a wooden chopping board ready to toast

If you love cranberry’s you may want to try these fresh cranberry muffins with pecans they are delicious and so perfect for Christmas morning muffin.

How to Make Cranberry Bread in the Bread Machine

So Hey Mom! How do we make this amazing cranberry bread in our bread maker I hear you ask! Well, it’s ever so simple just follow the instructions below and don’t forget to place all of the ingredients in the correct order.

Yield: 1 1lb Loaf

Bread Machine Cranberry and Pecan Bread

slices of bread machine baked cranberry and pecan bread

A delicious recipe for holiday bread with cranberries and pecans for the bread machine.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 5 minutes


  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 ½ teaspoons yeast


  1. Add the ingredients to the bread maker in the order listed. If you have a dispenser for additional ingredients place the cranberries and pecans in that to be released during the cycle if not leave and add with the beep
  2. Set the bread maker to cook on the basic/white bread setting for a 1lb loaf with a light crust.
  3. When the cooking time is up, remove the pan from the bread maker and allow it to cool until the pan is cool enough to touch. Then, transfer the loaf to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 213Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 161mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 2gSugar: 10gProtein: 5g

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