Cranberry Bread with glaze sliced on a plate.

Glazed Cranberry Sweet Bread Recipe

Glazed Cranberry Sweet Bread - buttermilk sweet bread studded with fresh and juicy cranberries, finished up with a sweet cream glaze. My favorite sweet bread for the holidays! Recipe source:
Course bread
Cuisine American
Keyword sweet bread
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 454 kcal
Author Anna


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1.5 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup butter melted or vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries

for the glaze:

  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons heavy cream or half and half or milk
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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease and flour (or line with parchment paper) a 9" by 5" loaf pan. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and salt.
  4. Add cranberries and toss to coat all berries in the flour mixture. This will prevent them from sinking to the bottom.
  5. In another mixing bowl, whisk together buttermilk, vanilla, butter and egg.
  6. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until all of the flour mixture is incorporated. Do not overmix.
  7. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  8. Bake the bread for 40 to 45 minutes, OR until the top is golden brown and the toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  9. Cool for 10 minutes in the pan. Invert onto a cooling rack and cool completely before glazing.
  10. In a small bowl, mix sifted powdered sugar with cream. Whisk until smooth and drizzling consistency.
  11. Pour the glaze over the bread. Let sit until the glaze stops dripping and sets.
  12. Slice and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Glazed Cranberry Sweet Bread Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 454 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 52mg17%
Sodium 408mg18%
Potassium 223mg6%
Carbohydrates 84g28%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 50g56%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 350IU7%
Vitamin C 2.2mg3%
Calcium 104mg10%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.