Cranberry Orange Bread
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Cranberry orange bread is made with dried sweetened cranberries, orange juice, egg, and walnuts. This quick bread is a great combination of sweet and tart and can be served for breakfast, brunch, an afternoon snack or with tea.
Recipe type: Quick Bread
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8-12
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange rind
  • ⅓ cup orange juice
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup dried, sweetened cranberries ( I used Ocean Spray Craisins)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease and flour a 9" x 5" x 3" loaf baking pan.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and sift together so everything is evenly distributed.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine grated orange rind, orange juice, water, egg, and oil. Mix well.
  5. Add wet mixture to dry mixture and stir just to combine.
  6. Stir in nuts and cranberries.
  7. Place in greased baking pan and bake for 50 to 60 minutes. Set timer initially for 50 minutes and add baking time as necessary.
  8. **To test for doneness, insert a toothpick into the center of the loaf 5 minutes before baking time is over. When the toothpick comes out clean, the bread is done.
  9. You can also visually check if the bread is done by looking for a nice medium brown color and also checking that the bread has pulled away from the edges of the baking pan.
Recipe by Vintage Cooking at