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Cardamom Cranberry Bread

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This easy cardamom cranberry bread machine recipe is simply incredible. It's got the unique flavour and scent of cardamom, the sweetness of dried cranberries, and the delicate crumb of fresh-baked bread. You need it in your life!

Look, I have a problem. And the first step is admitting you have a problem... it's the cardamom, man. I just can't help myself. I go through a ridiculous amount of cardamom. But it's oh so good.

And this bread?

Wow. this cardamom cranberry bread is next level.

I've posted recipes with cardamom before, like my oatmeal cookies with a twist.

Maybe my problem runs deeper than I thought. (insert grimace emoji!) I just love it okay?!!

This recipe is dedicated to cardamom's anonymous.

Two loaves of cardamom cranberry bread from the bread machine.
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Tips + Tricks

No. 1 --> This craisin bread can be made completely in the bread maker, but the ones photographed for this post had the dough made in the bread maker and then baked in the oven.

No. 2 --> Please ensure your machine can handle a 2lb. loaf or you'll be left with a mess!

No. 3 --> Try it as toast! I've been baking this bread for my kids for quite some time now, and it's basically replaced cinnamon raisin bread in our house.

No. 4 --> There is a range of quantities of water - this is because everyone uses different flour. See the "Word on flour" section in my Best Bread Machine Recipe for more information.

No. 5 --> I throw everything in the bread machine all at one time, instead of adding the dried cranberries to the dispenser compartment - I find this gives a better dispersion of the fruit.

A buttered slice of bread machine cranberry bread missing a bite.

Cranberry bread machine recipe ingredients

Overhead view of bread machine cardamom cranberry bread.

How to make

  1. Add all ingredients to the bread pan, in the order listed, even the cranberries.
  2. Sprinkle the yeast evenly over the top.
  3. Place pan in your bread machine and select bake.
  4. Once the bake cycle has completed, turn the loaf onto a tea towel and stand upright to cool before cutting in.

How to serve

This bread is fantastic plain with butter, as toast with peanut butter, and even with turkey sandwiches. It's so popular in this house, every time my kids see me prepping the bread maker they ask for the cranberry bread!

If you enjoy cinnamon bread, you'll definitely love this one. The marriage of cranberry cinnamon and cardamom is made in heaven.

2 loaves of cardamom cranberry bread.

Did you know?

Cardamom is a member of the ginger family! I didn't either! Cardamom is traditionally used in Middle Eastern and Indian kitchens but is gaining worldwide popularity. Behind vanilla and saffron, cardamom is one of the world's most expensive spices! It is believed that cardamom has mood-elevating properties, which might explain my love for it!

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2 loaves of cardamom cranberry bread.
Yield: 1

Cranberry Cardamom Bread Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes

This recipe will quickly become one of your favourite bread machine recipes. It's quick and easy, and totally delicious. The cinnamon and cardamom add a rich depth of flavour and the dried cranberries give a hint of sweetness.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 - 1 3/4 cups warm water
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, or other oil
  • 4 cups bread flour
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp cardamom
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 tsp bread machine or instant yeast

Instructions

Bake in bread machine:

  1. Add ingredients to bread maker as listed starting with the lesser amount of water - choose sweet bread cycle.
  2. Check back to see if you need additional water during the knead cycle.
  3. Once baking is complete, remove from the bread machine, and turn out onto a spread tea towel. Allow to cool for 20 or so minutes.
  4. Cool until room temperature before placing in storage bags.


Bake in oven:

  1. Add ingredients to bread maker as listed starting with the lesser amount of water - choose dough cycle.
  2. Remove dough from bread machine after dough cycle has completed, and turn out onto a floured surface.
  3. Punch down the bread and shape into logs sized for the bread pan. Transfer shaped logs into greased loaf pans, cover with a tea towel and place in a warm place to rise for 45 minutes.
  4. At the end of the rise, bake in the oven at 375f for 35-40 minutes, covering the bread loosely with tinfoil if the crust darkens too rapidly.
  5. Remove bread from oven and turn out onto a spread tea towel. Allow to cool for 20 or so minutes.
  6. Cool until room temperature before placing in storage bags.

Notes

This is a 2lb loaf recipe. It should work in most bread makers!

I throw everything in the bread machine all at one time, instead of adding the dried cranberries to the dispenser compartment – I find this gives a better dispersion of the fruit.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 296Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 355mgCarbohydrates: 56gFiber: 3gSugar: 14gProtein: 7g

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Rose Zajdler

Saturday 27th of February 2021

How do I convert the recipe to a 1 lb. Bread machine

catherine

Friday 15th of January 2021

Hey i understand your thing with cardamom. I'm a flight attendant and whenever i fly to London there is a coffee shop called monocle that serve cardamon buns that are a twist on cinnamon buns. I'm addicted to them and considering i won't be seeing london anytime soon, maybe i should figure out my own version!

Ally

Tuesday 19th of January 2021

Cardamom buns sounds like it's right up my alley! YUM!

pam

Friday 11th of December 2020

I'd like to make dinner rolls with this recipe. Suggestions? Also, has anyone tried adding pecans or walnuts? The bread is delicious!

Ally

Sunday 13th of December 2020

So glad you love it! It's a family favourite here. You could easily add chopped pecans or walnuts, I think both would be yummy. As for the buns, totally, I'd follow the directions for the bake in oven method and instead of shaping into logs, I'd grease a 9x13 pan and form my dough into little balls, then set them on the pan, leaving a little distance between. Bake at 375f until the tops and bottoms are golden brown - probably 20 minutes.

Anne

Friday 14th of August 2020

If I bake in the oven, does this make 1 or 2 loAves? The directions refer in the plural...thanks!

Ally

Friday 21st of August 2020

It makes 2 oven loaves in a regular bread pan :)

Grace

Saturday 13th of June 2020

Hi Ally, do you have any recipes other thaN white/wheAt recipes that don’t call for “quick, rapid or CaKe” settings. I have “The BReadmaker, by Mr Coffee.

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