Sauerkraut-Nut Bread

Delicious autumn tea bread with an astonishing secret: sauerkraut.
Sauerkraut-Nut Bread

Sauerkraut-Nut Bread

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

This tea bread is inspired  by one we have been buying from a lady who sold breads at the various food fairs over the past twenty years. I know she eventually passed away and I think her daughter took over but she really wasn’t as good of a baker. So passes an era.

We had come to like the sauerkraut the best- even above one of our other favorites- pumpkin. I really make great tea breads myself, but even a good cook needs a day off. It wasn’t until recently that I figured out how to make this bread even more superb. Not every recipe for sauerkraut sweets is the same, so beware. I also worked out the recipe for sauerkraut pie, which is very good. Both these recipes are better than any sauerkraut pie or bread I bought from a vendor. Maybe homecooking with love explains it. I do love cooking and baking!

Anyway, I do hope you enjoy it- it’s a bit like zucchini bread where the vegetable has the unexpected result. Zucchini bread doesn’t taste like a lot of zucchini and sauerkraut bread doesn’t taste a lot like sauerkraut. It is sweetly spiced and if you detect the kraut at all it has the texture of coconut. If you chop it small, you won’t even notice that- the tang in the kraut plays out in the baking the way the tang of buttermilk plays out in other things. It is really not as deviant as it sounds.

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Sauerkraut-Nut Bread

Sauerkraut Nut Bread

  • Servings: 8-10
  • Difficulty: moderate
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Sauerkraut-Nut Bread

  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup cooled melted butter
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup chopped toasted walnuts
  • 1 cup drained rinsed sauerkraut
  • 2-3 cups water with 1/4 cup sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 325F.
  2. Spray a loaf pan with baking spray or butter/flour.
  3. Rinse and drain sauerkraut them measure.
  4. Heat water in a saucepan and stir in the 1/4 cup sugar to dissolve.
  5. When water boils, add kraut and cook 2 minutes, then drain and squeeze dry with your hands.
  6. Stir together the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and cloves in a mixing bowl.
  7. Separately stir together the eggs, melted butter, sugar and vanilla.
  8. Chop sauerkraut into small bits then stir into the flour mix, then add wet mix to make a batter.
  9. Stir in walnuts.
  10. Pour batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake in the preheated oven for 55-65 minutes or until a toothpick when inserted, can be removed without wet batter sticking to it.
  11. Cool bread in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto wire rack to finish cooling completely.

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Sauerkraut-Nut Bread

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Fall Fruits & Vegetables

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7 responses

  1. What a great idea! I’m fermenting a batch of sauerkraut now and can’t wait til it’s done so I can try this. Thanks for sharing!

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