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A partially sliced loaf of Apple Cranberry Bread
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4.45 from 9 votes

Apple Cranberry Bread

A cinnamon spiced quick bread filled with apples and fresh cranberries and topped with a pecan streusel.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 391kcal
Author: Julie Evink



  • 1/3 cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup finely chopped apple I left the skin on
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries I halved the larger berries

Streusel topping

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped pecans
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter



  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9x5 loaf pan and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk oil, applesauce, sugar, eggs and vanilla. 
  • In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Set aside 1/4 cup of the dry ingredients. Add the remaining dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir with a spoon or rubber spatula until almost completely combined.
  • Toss the apples and cranberries with the reserved 1/4 cup flour, then add to the batter. Stir carefully until fully combined. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top. 


  • Stir together all topping ingredients until well combined. Crumble the topping over the batter. 
  • Bake for 45-55 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.


I like this bread best served warm.


Calories: 391kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 265mg | Potassium: 106mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 205IU | Vitamin C: 2.4mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1.9mg