Easy cranberry bread recipe in just 5 minutes

5 Minute Cranberry Bread

This easy Cranberry Bread Recipe is perfect for holiday entertaining -it makes a great breakfast, snack or dessert.It also makes a beautiful edible gift yielding 6 miniature loaves per batch. This quick bread recipe takes just 5 minutes hands on time!
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 48
Calories 112kcal
Author Julie Blanner


  • 2 cup sugar
  • 4 cup flour all purpose
  • 2 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cup milk
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cup cranberries fresh
  • 1/3 cup sugar for sprinkling


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Combine sugar, flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  • Beat eggs, milk and oil.
  • Gradually add dry mixture to wet until just moist.
  • Grease 6 miniature baking dishes and pour mixture an inch below to the top to compensate for rise.
  • Sprinkle with cranberries and sugar. Bake 40 minutes.


Bake time varies depending on your oven and altitude. Loaf is done when a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
You can make in 2 - 1 pound loaf pans or cut the recipe in half for just 1 loaf pan and bake 50-60 minutes.When it comes out clean, the bread is ready to remove from the oven.
If you prefer to make them into muffins, just grease miniature muffin tins and fill each to 2/3 full. Bake 12 minutes.
To see how easy this bread is, you can watch my sweet bread video in this recipe card - the only difference? Cranberries!


Calories: 112kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 56mg | Potassium: 80mg | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 0.6mg