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Chocolate Chip Cranberry Bread

This cranberry bread is tender and moist. The first time I made it, it immediately became a favorite for the fall and winter holidays. The tart cranberries complement the sweet chocolate so well.—Jessica Hornaday, Nampa, Idaho
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling
  • Makes
    1 loaf (16 slices)


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup 2% milk
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries, halved
  • 1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons cold butter
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons whole milk


  • Preheat oven to 325°. Line bottom of a greased 9x5-in. loaf pan with parchment; grease parchment.
  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Whisk the egg, milk and butter; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in cranberries and chocolate chips. Transfer to prepared pan.
  • In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, flour and cinnamon; cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over batter. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 60-65 minutes.
  • Cool for 10 minutes; loosen sides of bread from pan. Cool completely before removing from pan. For the glaze, mix confectioners' sugar and 2 tablespoons milk until smooth; if needed, add additional 1 tablespoon milk to reach desired consistency. Drizzle glaze over top of bread; allow to sit 10-15 minutes before slicing.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 253 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 193mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • allissawatts
    Mar 23, 2020

    The chocolate really balances the tartness of the cranberries.

  • KristineChayes
    Feb 15, 2020

    I made two loaves of Chocolate Chip Cranberry Bread today to use up a bag of frozen cranberries I had in the freezer. No electric mixer is needed, which made clean up easier. The bread is delicious, the tart cranberries pair beautifully with the sweet chocolate. My family loved it! A definite keeper.

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    Nov 22, 2019

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    Mar 31, 2017

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