cranberry walnut bread.

by Janetha on January 30, 2013

in guest posts,recipes

hey! i am on the beach. while i am gone, i have a series of guest posts lined up from many of my fabulous blogging friends. enjoy!

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Hi guys!

I’m Ashley, and you can find me over at My Food ‘N’ Fitness Diaries where I blog about all things food, fitness, pregnancy, and healthy living. It’s a good time, so I hope you’ll stop by one of these days and say hello!

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Just like Janetha, I reside in Utah and have been experiencing an unbelievably FRIGID winter here this year. One thing that helps me stay sane and still enjoy the winter months is to spend time in my beloved kitchen. All sorts of things come out of that kitchen – the good, the bad, the ugly. Fortunately, I have something REAL good that came out not too long ago, and I’m stoked to share it with you! So if you’re having one of those lame and cold winter days, go get busy in the kitchen and make this. It’ll cheer you right up!

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Cranberry Walnut Bread

Servings: 1 loaf

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 50-55 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup homemade cranberry sauce
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup cranberries (I’m sure raspberries would be a great substitute!)
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350* F and spray a loaf pan with cooking spray.
  2. Stir together butter, sugar, vanilla, eggs, applesauce, and cranberry sauce in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Sift together dry ingredients and add to wet ingredients. Mix well.
  4. Fold in cranberries and walnuts.
  5. Pour batter into greased loaf pan and bake for about 50-55 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean from center.
  6. Let cool and enjoy!

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I love the mix of tart and slightly sweet intertwined into this bread. The walnuts give it the perfect little crunch too!

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Enjoy warm with melted butter or top with some of your favorite nut butter!

I hope to see you over at My Food ‘N’ Fitness Diaries – sooner rather than later! Thanks for having me Janetha!

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Katie @ Talk Less, Say More January 30, 2013 at 5:18 pm

Thanks for sharing! This bread looks delicious!! I just made some homemade dried cranberries so I might have to try a similar version of this. :)

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Lisa January 30, 2013 at 9:44 pm

I love Ashley and her blog:) This recipe looks so fantastic! I love that there’s actual cranberry sauce in here! Yum. And Janetha – I hope you’re having fun on the beach, which I’m sure you are!

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Michelle @ Eat Move Balance January 31, 2013 at 3:07 am

Looks like a fabulous bread recipe. I love that you used applesauce to keep it a bit healthier of a treat! Thanks!

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MizFit January 31, 2013 at 6:09 am

HOW HAD I MISSED ASHLEY?!

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Paige @ Your Trainer Paige January 31, 2013 at 8:40 am

Mmmm! I’ll bet this would be fabulous topped with regular ol’ buttah, too :)

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Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries January 31, 2013 at 8:57 pm

Yep, that is my favorite!

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Annette@FitnessPerks January 31, 2013 at 11:11 am

I love Ashley!!! xoxo

and this bread looks awesome. mmmmmm

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Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries January 31, 2013 at 8:57 pm

I love Annette! :)

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kristen @ livinlifeinlouie January 31, 2013 at 9:06 pm

Looks delicious! My son would love this- definitely going to save this recipe

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