Cranberry Walnut Quick Bread Mix

Lynnda Cloutier


Quick breads have dual personalities. They're sweet and homey after a savory meal, but they can also do an about face and become a breakfast item, warm, and slathered with butter. Whichever way you choose to eat your quick bread, this one makes a delightful choice for a gift.

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1 3/4 cups flour
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup walnuts, chopped
1 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
3/4 cup sugar
vanilla bean seeds scraped from 1 vanilla bean pod

Directions Step-By-Step

Mix together the flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl. put in a 1 quart jar. Layer the walnuts on top, followed by the cranberries and then the brown sugar, packing down the brown sugar lightly to hold it in place.
Mix the sugar and vanilla bean seeds together and add to the jar as the top layer. Seal with the lid, decorate the jar if you like, and attach a label with thee instructions for the recipient:
To make cranberry walnut quickbread:
2 large eggs
3/4 cup whole milk
4 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted, 1/2 stick

Preheat oven to 350. Grease a loaf pan. Beat together eggs, milk and butter in a bowl. Add all contents of jar and mix til just combined. Pour into the loaf pan and bake for 45 to 50 minutes til top is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Flip pan on its side and let the brad cool slightly before removing from pan and cooling on wire rack. Makes 1 loaf

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads