How To Make No-Knead Cranberry Bread

This no knead cranberry bread is very simple to make.  It only requires a few basic ingredients and no super-expensive stand mixers to get the job done. If you want to fill your home with the aroma of freshly baked bread, then this recipe would be a good place to start.

No-Knead Cranberry Bread

Makes: 2 loaves


  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup ( ½ stick) butter
  • ½ cup warm water (105°-115°F.)
  • 2 Tablespoons active dry yeast
  • 1 egg
  • 4 ½ cups All-purpose flour
  • 1 cup seedless raisins or craisins


  1. Scald milk; stir in sugar, salt and butter; cool to lukewarm.
  2. Measure warm water into large warm bowl. Sprinkle in yeast; stir until dissolved.
  3. Stir in lukewarm milk mixture, egg and 3 cups flour; beat until smooth.
  4. Stir in remaining flour to make a stiff batter. Cover; let rise in warm place, free from draft, until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.
  5. Stir batter down. Beat in raisins. Turn into 2 greased 1-quart, casseroles or 2 loaf pans.
  6. Bake at 350° F for 40-45 minutes.