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Sliced, easy cranberry bread made with Vanilla Ensure® Regular

Cranberry Spice Bread Recipe

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  • This great-tasting cranberry bread recipe is studded with cranberries and the right amount of spice – perfect for the holiday season but always delicious!

    Stephanie Jamain, RD, Dietitian at Abbott Nutrition

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  • This recipe takes this much time to prepare Ready in 1 hour 15 minutes
  • This recipe makes several servings or portions Makes 10 servings


  • 1 bottle (235 mL) Vanilla Ensure® Regular
  • 60 mL (¼ cup) unsalted butter, melted
  • 500 mL (2 cups) all-purpose flour
  • 125 mL (½ cup) light brown sugar, packed
  • 10 mL (2 tsp) baking powder
  • 2 mL (½ tsp) baking soda
  • 5 mL (1 tsp) salt
  • 15 mL (1 Tbsp) ground cinnamon
  • 5 mL (1 tsp) ground cardamom
  • 1 large egg
  • 300 g fresh or frozen cranberries
  • Zest of 1 orange

How to make

  • Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F). Butter a 23 x 12-cm (9 x 5-inch) loaf pan.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices.
  • In a medium bowl, combine butter, egg, and Ensure® Regular. Add wet mixture to dry mixture and mix until just combined. Fold in cranberries and orange zest.
  • Bake for 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center of loaf comes out clean. Let cool on wire rack before serving.

Nutrition facts

Serving size: 1 slice
  • Calories
  • 260
  • Fat
  • 7 g
  • Sodium
  • 250 mg
  • Carbohydrate
  • 44 g
  • Dietary fibre
  • 2 g
  • Protein
  • 6 g
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  • Tips

  • Add ¼ cup of chocolate chips for more of a treat!

    Top with turbinado or confectioners’ (icing) sugar.

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* From a survey of 1,038 independent-living adults aged 50+ who added 1 serving of Ensure® Protein Max 30 g per day for at least 5 days over a 2-week period, compared to control group (p<0.0001).

Canadian formulation is similar to the one used in the survey. Applies to Chocolate and Vanilla flavours.

† Compared to one serving (235 mL) of Ensure® Regular.
‡ Per 330-mL serving.

§ Brand of oral nutritional supplements.

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