Apple, Cranberry & Walnut Bread Recipe – And It’s Low Sugar!

Jennifer Buttner


January 20, 2019

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This Apple, Cranberry & Walnut Bread recipe is adapted from Every Day by Bill Granger. It only uses 75g of sugar in an entire loaf making it ideal if you are looking for a quick healthy breakfast option, lunchbox, or afterschool snack.

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Bill Granger’s original recipe calls for dried cherries and almonds, but dried cherries can be hard to find and are expensive. Cranberries (or raisins) and walnuts are more economical alternatives, but by all means use cherries and almonds if you prefer.

Makes 1 loaf

Apple, Cranberry and Walnut Bread


  • 50g rolled oats
  • 300ml milk
  • 240g self-raising flour (you can also use wholemeal)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 125g dried cranberries or raisins
  • 50g dried apple, diced
  • 75g soft brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons chopped walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten


  1. Put the oats in a bowl, pour the milk over them and leave to soak for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Lightly grease and line a 1 kg loaf tin with parchment paper.
  3. Sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl and stir in the oats and milk, dried fruit, sugar, honey, walnuts, cinnamon and egg. Mix together well.
  4. Spoon the mixture into the tin and level the top. Bake for about 45 minutes, or until it’s golden brown on top and cooked through. Leave it to cool a little in the tin before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

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