The Prepared Pantry

Cranberry Nut Gourmet Bread Mix

Make this with your bread machine, stand-type mixer, or by hand.

SKU: M04-1

Can I use this mix in my 1 pound capacity or 1.5 pound capacity bread machine?

We have designed our mixes specifically for 2 lb. capacity machines. However, you may still find success with 1.5 lb. capacity machines. You may expect to see the top of the loaf touch the lid of the machine towards the end of the baking cycle. This may lead to imperfect baking in that one spot on the loaf. The rest of the loaf should be fine. For 1 lb. bread machines, we recommend only running the bread on the dough cycle and then transfer the dough to a pan for baking in a conventional oven. See packaging for more info.

Why do the directions ask me to use a thermometer?

Yeast is very sensitive to heat and other environmental factors. We have tested and designed our mixes to find the sweet spot for yeast activity to get the best rise. Even just a few degrees off on water temperature can make a big impact on the quality of your bread. Measuring the temperature of your water accurately is the best way to ensure consistently successful bread baking.

I followed the directions exactly and I see had a problem with my bread? What can I do?

Sometimes bread issues happen. We are happy to help. Send us a picture of your bread and a picture of the back packaging of your bread mix to our customer support email at Include as much detail as possible about your baking process and bread machine model so we can troubleshoot the cause of the issue.

Should I adjust my mix for high altitudes?

We don't recommend making any changes to the mix for high altitudes. We have tested our mixes in a variety of locations and have fine tuned each mix to be the best product possible.

I don't have a bread machine or a stand-type mixer. Can I still make this bread in my oven?


"Outstanding!" "Amazing bread!" "The best!"

  • Built on freshly packed fruit and nuts, not added flavor.
  • Made with 2/3 cup cranberries, 1/2 cup nuts, and a touch of orange
  • "Subtle sweetness of the cranberries balances with the walnuts."
  • Great for toasting, with butter and maybe with a little cinnamon sugar
  • Not too sweet but super with turkey sandwiches
  • "Nice slice with a cup of tea"
  • Makes a tall, 31-ounce loaf

This is a phenomenal bread! It's slightly sweet, but it's the fruit that makes it sweet, which means that it delivers a lot of flavor. You'll taste the cranberries in every bite. 

And you'll catch the crunch of the walnuts in every bite. Cranberries and walnuts are a perfect pair.

It makes incredible roast turkey sandwiches. But that's obvious.  Kami in our kitchen discovered bacon and cranberries. She cooked the bacon crisp so that the crisp from the bacon melded with the crunch of the walnuts for a super crunchy sandwich. She did everything from BLT's to soft, mellow Harvarti cheese sandwiches.

There's no wrong way to use this bread.  Get a loaf just for French toast.  That's a wonderful way to use your bread. We're particularly fond of cranapple French toast and maple nut French toast.

See what others say: 

"Most breads never add the walnuts, but these folks do, and it's incredible. Moist, tender, and filled with delicious cranberries and walnuts."   Beth Robert 

"Delicious. My daughter LOVES the Cranberry Nut bread. She will eat a whole loaf in a couple of days."  Teri Myers 

"Better than expected. We LOVE this bread!"  Peggy Williams 

To make this artisan bread, the freestanding loaf you see here.

To make this with your bread machine, set your bread machine to the dough setting (#8 on most machines). Take your dough from the bread machine, form a loaf (it doesn't need to be perfect), and place it on a greased baking sheet. Cover it with plastic wrap or use a proofing bag. Let it rise until puffy and doubled, about an hour. Bake it at 350 degrees or until the internal temperature reaches 190 degrees using the probe on your kitchen thermometer.


Enjoy the rich taste of walnuts and the tang of cranberries in this wonderful country cranberry nut bread.

We guarantee that you will enjoy this bread. You'll love it for breakfast, as a sandwich, or as a delightful snack. For a delightful breakfast treat, try it toasted and spread with cream cheese. This is a very festive bread!

"Delicious! We eat it for breakfast with a little butter and cinnamon sugar on top, yum!"  -Rhonda Williams

The nuts are packed separately. Because nuts can become stale, please make this bread within six months.

If you make this bread in your bread machine, water temperature is critical. Please use a thermometer to measure water at exactly 80 degrees..

This is an extraordinary celebration bread. Please enjoy it with your family.


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Customer Reviews

Based on 93 reviews
Virginia Martin
Good stuff

Good anytime but especially for breakfast.

Barbara violette
Love the mixes

Love the convenience of the mixes. The bread is do wonderful. Thank you for the great service


Wow I love this bread. I have it with my morning coffee. The only thing was I followed the instructions and it didn't rise all the way. I hot half a loaf. But I would definitely but it again.

John Giles

One of my favorite breads. When you feel the need to give yourself an extra taste treat at he lunch table, go with Cranberry Nut. That sandwich at midday becomes one to look forward to, not just part of the routine. Add a little cream cheese, and Hooray for the Prepared Pantry!

Kathy Reynar
My Favorite!

It’s hard to pick one favorite from the Prepared Pantry. My husband likes Prairie Sunflower. I love the pumpkin walnut and the cinnamon raisin English muffin bread. Cranberry nut edges out the others, except maybe the pumpkin walnut.