Orange Cranberry Pecan Bread (Bread Machine Recipe)

If you want to try a soft, fluffy bread in your bread machine using regular flour and yeast, you HAVE to try this Orange Cranberry Pecan Bread!!

Orange Cranberry Pecan Bread (Bread Machine Recipe)

This year, Santa gave me a bread machine, and I am in love!! The only thing that surprised me was that almost all recipes recommend bread flour and bread machine yeast, which are difficult to come by where I live. The bread flour is either sold at health food stores (super expensive), at Costco (50lb bag, yikes!) or online (this is the one I found), and the bread machine yeast is only available online (this is the one I found). Some recipes said you can use all-purpose flour and instant yeast, but they came out too dense for my taste. Still tasty, but not fluffy like I’m used to.

Until I tried this recipe. 😋

I don’t know if it’s because of the orange juice, the butter, or what, but this is the softest, fluffiest bread I have made so far with regular flour and yeast. And it’s so tasty!!! It’s not overly sweet, and the pecans give it a nice crunch.

Sometimes I use dried cranberries, and sometimes dried mixed berries. Also, sometimes I use chopped pecans and sometimes sliced almonds. They are all sooo good!! My favorite way to enjoy it is simply toasted with a bit of butter, although this makes the BEST french toast ever!

Do you have a favorite bread machine recipe? Share it in the comments so I can try!!

Orange Cranberry Pecan Bread (Bread Machine Recipe)
Orange Cranberry Pecan Bread (Bread Machine Recipe)

Category: breads

Orange Cranberry Pecan Bread (Bread Machine Recipe)

This soft, fluffy bread is made in a bread machine using regular flour and yeast. It’s not overly sweet and has a nice crunch from the pecans.


  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp nonfat dry milk
  • 2 tbsp butter, cut in small pieces
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp orange zest
  • 2 tsp instant yeast
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans


  1. Microwave the water in the microwave about 30 seconds. Do not let it boil. Also, let the orange juice come to room temperature, microwaving a few seconds if necessary.
  2. Pour the water in the bread machine and sprinkle yeast on top of it. Let it sit between 6-10 minutes to activate. It should foam.
  3. Add the orange juice, salt, sugar, dry milk, butter, orange zest, and flour.
  4. Set the machine to the “sweet” cycle, 1.5 lb, light crust. Begin cycle as per manufacturer’s instructions.
  5. Mix dried cranberries and chopped pecans in a small bowl or resealable bag with 1 tsp flour and mix to coat. Add them to the machine at the “add ingredient” signal.


You can use dried cranberries or dried mixed berries. Also, you can use chopped pecans or sliced almonds.

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