Bread Machine Cornmeal Cranberry Bread

Cranberries produce an interesting loaf of bread. Unlike raisins, the cranberries are tart enough to keep the loaf from being a sweet dessert bread.

If you want dark brown bread, use molasses; use honey for a light-colored loaf. We used molasses because of its deep flavor.

Bread Machine Cornmeal Cranberry Bread

Bread Machine Cornmeal Cranberry Bread


  • 1 cup + 1 Tbsp water
  • 3 Tbsp molasses or honey
  • 2 Tbsp butter, diced up
  • 390 grams of all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup cornmeal
  • 1½ tsp fine sea salt
  • 2 tsp bread machine or quick-rise yeast
  • ½ cup dried cranberries


We use a Zojirushi bread machine, which heats the ingredients. If using a different bread machine, follow the machine’s directions for water temperature.

Ass ingredients in the order listed to the machine, but do not add the cranberries yet. Set for a 1½ pound loaf, White Basic with a Medium crust.

As the dough starts to knead and all the flour is mixed in, add in the cranberries.

Once baked, remove it and let it cool on a wire rack. Store once cooled in a bread bag.

Makes one 1½ pound loaf.

Bread Machine Cornmeal Cranberry Bread