White Chocolate Cranberry Bread! Soft, sweet and packed with Holiday flavor!
I am kind of obsessed with quick breads, in case that isn’t clear by the half dozen recipes I have posted! They are so easy and I love the smell of fresh sweet bread baking, there is something so very comforting about it! Two of my favorites right now are this Orange Bread and this Chocolate Chip Cookie Bread!
When I started experimenting with this White Chocolate Cranberry Bread, I got out all of my ingredients and Mr. Maebell asked what I was working on. I told him it was going to be a really great quick bread full of cranberries, chocolate and oats! He just kind of stared at me blankly, trying to decide how to politely ask me why I was ruining good bread with cranberries! ha!
The poor fella isn’t a fan of cranberries, or at least he wasn’t, he is now a total convert. We made this bread twice in one week!
This is a wonderful bread to keep in mind for the Holidays. It is moist and loaded with flavor, you can even make it in smaller loaf pans and wrap them in cute little gift bags to gift during the holidays!
Instead of your typical bread that is full of flour, I use a mixture of (gluten free) flour, old fashioned oats and brown sugar for a heartier bread. I love the texture the oats adds, as well as the added nutrition. You know I also love the depth brown sugar gives to baked goods.
I opted for dried cranberries instead of fresh because sometimes fresh cranberries can be too tart. By using dried cranberries you can control the flavors and moisture much better.Keep this one in mind for the holidays, you will be glad you did!
Ingredients for Old Fashioned Cranberry Bread
- Gluten free Bisquick- if you aren’t gluten free, regular Bisquick is fine
- Old Fashioned Oats- I used gluten free
- Brown sugar- packed
- Baking powder
- Vanilla pudding mix
- Vanilla extract
- Oil- I used canola
- Milk- any type you have will work fine
- Eggs- beaten
- Cranberries- dried
- White chocolate chips
How do you make White Chocolate Cranberry Bread?
This bread comes together in a flash. Here is how we make it! First, combine your Bisquick, oats, brown sugar, baking powder, salt and vanilla pudding mix in a large bowl and stir well. Next, add in your oil, milk and eggs and stir.
Following this, fold in the cranberries and white chocolate chips and pour into a greased loaf pan. Bake at 350 for 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. There you go! The perfect Holiday bread your whole family will adore!
Can I use a different flour in Cranberry Chocolate Chip Bread?
I have only tested this recipe with the ingredients listed, but here are some suggestions for substitutions. If you can’t find gluten free Bisquick, I have had success with King Arthur gluten free flour as well as Cup4Cup gluten free flour. If you are not gluten free, regular Bisquick should be fine.
Is there a substitute for oats in Chocolate Cranberry Bread?
Yes! If your diet restricts you from eating oats, you can always use unsweetened coconut flakes! I recommend putting the flakes into the food processor first to grind them down so their consistency is more similar to the oats.
How to Store and Reheat Dried Cranberry Chocolate Chip Bread
To store this bread, keep in an airtight container on the kitchen counter for up to one week. To reheat, simply microwave in ten second increments until warm. If you are preparing this bread ahead of time, you can freeze it by layering it in two layers of plastic wrap and then placing in the freezer. To reheat from frozen, allow the bread to come to room temperature overnight. Place in the oven (covered by aluminum foil) at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Remove the foil and allow to cook for 5-10 for minutes.
More Gluten Free Holiday Desserts
I love the Holidays, but that doesn’t mean I don’t stick to being gluten free during them! Here are some of my favorite things to eat during the best time of the year:
- Keto Cranberry Cheesecake Bars (Gluten Free)
- Low Carb Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge (Gluten Free)
- Keto Butter Pecan Cheesecake (Gluten Free)
- Low Carb Cranberry Sauce (Gluten Free)
- 1 1/2 cups gluten free Bisquick
- 1 cup Old Fashioned Oats (gluten free)
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 3 ounce package dry vanilla pudding mix
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup canola oil
- 1 1/4 cup milk
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 3/4 cup dried cranberries
- 3/4 cup white chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350
- Combine the first six ingredients (flour-pudding) in a large mixing bowl until blended well.
- Add the oil, milk, and eggs stirring until totally combined.
- Fold in cranberries and chocolate chips.
- Pour into a greased 9 inch loaf pan.
- Bake 60-70 minutes or until a tooth pick comes out clean.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 755Total Fat: 36.4gCholesterol: 67.5mgSodium: 762.7mgCarbohydrates: 99.4gNet Carbohydrates: 96.3gFiber: 3.1gSugar: 65.4gProtein: 8.3g