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Crusty bread with dried cranberries in dutch oven

No-Knead Cranberry Bread

No-kneading required and so easy! Crusty on the outside, and soft on the inside, the No-Knead Cranberry bread is festive and perfect for the holidays, but is also great for any day! Highly recommend serving warm with butter! Or spread some peanut butter and jelly on it, or make a sandwich with it!
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Course: Bread, Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Rising time: 20 hours
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 291kcal
Author: MinShien


  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp instant yeast
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 1/2 cups water


  • In a large bowl, bring together bread flour, salt and instant yeast. Mix well, then add dried cranberries and water. 
    Mixing dough for No-Knead Cranberry Bread
  • Mix well again, and shape it into a ball-like shape. Dough will be sticky and may be slightly lumpy - and that is ok!
    No-Knead Cranberry Bread dough shaped into a ball
  • Cover with a cloth and let dough rise for 18 hours.
  • Bring dough to the middle of a large sheet of parchment paper. Gently mold dough into a shape of a ball. Lift up parchment paper (with dough on it) and put it into a dutch oven.
  • Let it rise for another 2 hours.
  • Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees. Bake bread covered with lid for 30 minutes. Then uncover lid and bake for another 15 minutes.
  • Cool bread for 15 minutes. Serve and enjoy!


This post was originally published on December 2018 and updated on Nov 2021.


Calories: 291kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 490mg | Potassium: 80mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg
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