Cranberry Orange Bread

         Cranberry Orange bread with that delicious aroma right out of the oven is a treat no one should miss. This quick bread is loaded with tart cranberries, zesty oranges and just the right amount of moisture.

There is a slight sweetness in this bread, but not too much. That is what makes this perfect, along with an orange syrup and an orange glaze.

            This delicious cranberry orange bread can be served for breakfast, for mid morning tea or afternoon coffee. It makes a great bedtime treat also. This bread is highly popular around the Holidays.

It is colorful, flavorful and delightful, just full of all kinds of goodness. This is a festive bread and works perfect to give as a gift to your hostess.

Frequently Asked Questions:

            What does quick bread mean?

Being a quick bread means that there is no yeast used in the making of the bread. Therefore it is quicker to make.

            Are all quick breads sweet?

For the most part, they all have a touch of sweetness. There are some that are much sweeter than the others. There are also some delicious and savory quick breads. Check our page for them.

            Should I use fresh or frozen cranberries?

Depending on your area, you may not be able to find any that are fresh. I usually have to buy frozen cranberries most of the year. Our area does get them fresh right around the holiday seasons though.

            How do I store this bread?

All you need to do to store this Orange cranberry bread is to wrap it tightly with plastic wrap. You can wrap it and leave it on the counter for 2 to 3 days.

            Can I freeze the Orange Cranberry bread?

This quick bread freezes perfectly. Be sure it is cooled completely, wrap it in plastic wrap tightly, or place in a freezer safe bag and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.

What do you need to make Cranberry Orange Bread

            1 ½ cups cranberries, fresh or frozen, thawed and rinsed

            ½ cup vegetable oil

            ½ tsp vanilla extract

            2 tsp orange zest

            1 ½ cups, plus 1 tbsp flour

            2 tsp baking powder

            ½ tsp salt

            1 cup plain yogurt

            3 large eggs

            1 cup of sugar

Orange Syrup

            ⅓ cup granulated sugar

            ⅓ cup fresh orange juice

Orange Glaze

            1 cup Powdered Sugar

            2 to 3 tbsp orange juice

How to make Cranberry Orange Bread

FIRST STEP:

Preheat the oven to 350*, grease and flour the sides and bottom of a loaf pan

In a large bowl mix together the yogurt, eggs, vanilla, oil orange zest and sugar

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SECOND STEP:

Slowly mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients

Pour the batter into the loaf pan and bake for 50 to 55 minutes. Test with a toothpick, if it comes out clean the bread is done.

THIRD STEP:

Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer to a baking sheet on a cooling rack

While your bread is cooling, mix the sugar and orange juice in a small saucepan and cook until the sugar is dissolved.

FOURTH STEP:

Using a toothpick, place many random holes all over the top and sides of the bread

When the sugar has dissolved in the orange juice, brush it all over the bread using a pastry brush.

FIFTH STEP:

Continue cooling the loaf

Make the glaze by mixing the powdered sugar with a little of the orange juice until you get the desired consistency.

Pour the glaze over the top of the loaf, letting it drip down the sides. Let the glaze harden for 15 minutes before slicing.

Enjoy!

YUM!

Cranberry Orange Bread

Cranberry Orange Bread

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups cranberries, fresh or frozen, thawed and rinsed
  •             ½ cup vegetable oil
  •             ½ tsp vanilla extract
  •             2 tsp orange zest
  •             1 ½ cups, plus 1 tbsp flour
  •             2 tsp baking powder
  •             ½ tsp salt
  •             1 cup plain yogurt
  •             3 large eggs
  •             1 cup of sugar
  • Orange Syrup
  •             ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  •             ⅓ cup fresh orange juice
  • Orange Glaze
  •             1 cup Powdered Sugar
  •             2 to 3 tbsp orange juice

Instructions

FIRST STEP:

Preheat the oven to 350*, grease and flour the sides and bottom of a loaf pan

In a large bowl mix together the yogurt, eggs, vanilla, oil orange zest and sugar

SECOND STEP:

Slowly mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients

Pour the batter into the loaf pan and bake for 50 to 55 minutes. Test with a toothpick, if it comes out clean the bread is done.

THIRD STEP:

Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer to a baking sheet on a cooling rack

While your bread is cooling, mix the sugar and orange juice in a small saucepan and cook until the sugar is dissolved.

FOURTH STEP:

Using a toothpick, place many random holes all over the top and sides of the bread

When the sugar has dissolved in the orange juice, brush it all over the bread using a pastry brush.

FIFTH STEP:

Continue cooling the loaf

Make the glaze by mixing the powdered sugar with a little of the orange juice until you get the desired consistency.

Pour the glaze over the top of the loaf, letting it drip down the sides. Let the glaze harden for 15 minutes before slicing.

Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 80Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 10gCholesterol: 120mgSodium: 18mgCarbohydrates: 140gSugar: 14gProtein: 12g