Thickened Cranberry Almond Bread

Thickened Cranberry Almond Bread on serving plate

Enjoy a festive holiday dessert with great texture and consistency for those with dysphagia. Our Cranberry Almond Bread recipe uses Thick & Easy® Pureed Bread & Dessert Mix for a snack that’s suitable for IDDSI Level 4, 5 & 6!


1 Serving 6 Servings 12 Servings
PAN SIZE Muffin pan 2-3 mini loaf pans, muffin pan or 8 x 4″ loaf pan 9 x 5″ loaf pan or 8 x 8″ square pan
Cold water 1/4 cup 1 1/2 cups 3 cups
Brown sugar 1 1/2 tsp 1 Tbsp 2 Tbsp
Vanilla extract 1 drop 1/8 – 1/4 tsp 1/2 tsp
Almond extract 1 drop 1/8 – 1/4 tsp 1/2 tsp
THICK & EASY® Pureed Bread & Dessert Mix
Item: 48862
2 1/2 Tbsp 1 cup 2 cups
Jellied cranberry sauce, melted 1 Tbsp 1/3 cup + 1 Tbsp 3/4 cup
THICK & EASY® Clear Thickened Orange Juice – Nectar – IDDSI Level 2
Item: 42161
1 1/2 tsp 3 Tbsp (1 1/2 fl oz) 1/3 cup + 1 Tbsp (3 fl oz)

How to Prepare

  1. Generously coat pan(s) with cooking spray
  2. Measure THICK & EASY® Pureed Bread & Dessert Mix and place into a large bowl.
  3. Combine water and brown sugar; stir to dissolve. Add vanilla and almond extract.
  4. Add to bread mix in bowl and stir briskly until mixture starts to thicken.
  5. Immediately pour half of the bread into the pan(s). Drizzle half of melted cranberry over bread and spread or swirl with a knife or spatula. Top with remaining bread mix and melted cranberry sauce. Swirl to incorporate cranberry sauce into bread.
  6. Cover with plastic wrap; chill or set aside until ready to serve.
  7. To serve; remove bread from pan(s) and cut into appropriate number of servings (1 slice/portion per serving).
  8. Drizzle or brush the THICK & EASY® Clear Thickened Orange Juice over top of bread.

Serving Suggestion: For added moisture and flavor, drizzle bread with a powdered sugar glaze and additional thickened orange or cranberry juice.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 muffin sized portion or 1 slice of bread

Calories: 120

Total Fat: 1.5g

Saturated Fat: 0.5g

Cholesterol: 0mg

Sodium: 135mg

Total Carb: 24g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Sugars: 7g

Added Sugars: 1g

Protein: 3g

Vitamin D: 0% DV

Calcium: 6% DV

Iron: 0% DV

Potassium: 2% DV