cinnamon cranberry walnut bread

The next formula up for me in the Bread Baker’s Apprentice Challenge was the Cinnamon Raisin Walnut Bread. Out of raisins, I used cranberries. I also made the bread using half white whole-wheat flour. I was able to make three 7-ounce mini loaves out of half a recipe.

The bread was quick and easy, made and baked in the same day. I used my fresh yeast again, made the optional cinnamon-sugar swirl, and topped the fresh from oven loaves with a cinnamon-sugar topping.

I’m not the first person to say this about the bread: This bread is crack. Which is why I froze one loaf, took one loaf to work, and only ate the third. It was hard to take pictures without eating. No, not hard, impossible.

If you would like the recipe, buy the book: The Bread Baker’s Apprentice. It’s a great book and I’ve learned a lot about bread baking.


33 thoughts on “cinnamon cranberry walnut bread

  1. It looks so good- I can’t wait to make this one (though that won’t be until this ridiculous heat wave up here ends).
    Also, I love the photo of the slice with bites out of it.

  2. YES! How good was this? I just finished off my last piece and am already thinking about making it again. I also did the swirl and topped it with cinnamon sugar. So good!

  3. Yummy! That bread looks so good, Wendy. I love the perfect swirl action that you have running through your bread. And, I love, love, love the cinnamon sugar topping. It looks like perfection to me!

  4. That’s just gorgeous–look at that swirl! What kind of sugar did you use…mine just sort of melted into the bread. I love that you can see the granules of sugar on top of your bread.

    Congrats…very very nice job.

  5. I’m tempted to cheat on my friends in the slow and steady group so I can make this sooner…I love those little rolls bakeries often have, that are a kind of chewy, wheaty bread with cranberries and nuts. This has to be a perfect homemade version! Looks wonderful.

  6. This loaf looks delicious! I have the Breadbakers Apprentice (bought when the blogging group started), but I am yet to use it – with lovely recipes like this, I really should.

  7. Looks flipping awesome! I was hoping to do mine this weekend but something else has came up. Maybe I can find some time next week and get it done. I also love the addition of the cranberries and prefer them over raisins anways.

  8. You are making such great progress through the BBA! I don’t know how you find the time to work full time and bake all of the fabulous things that you do. This bread looks amazing – someday I have to try it!

  9. Awesome loaves! Am still seriously regretting- now more than ever as I read the blogs- not doing the swirl or the cinnamon sugar topping! Also love the bite photo!

  10. Crack, huh? Good thing I have a few other BBA recipes to finish before I get to this one. Just what I need, more addictive bread. Yours really looks fantastic.

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