Moist Cranberry Orange Bread

Thursday, January 20, 2011
This easy, one-bowl moist buttery cranberry orange loaf uses fresh orange zest and fresh coarsely chopped cranberries. No mixer needed and the perfect holiday quick bread!.


This easy quick bread is bursting with fresh cranberries and fall flavors then drizzled with an orange zest icing all in this family vintage recipe.


I love the texture of this cranberry orange bread and it's the perfect addition to start off my day for a grab-and-go breakfast.


Using all simple pantry ingredients this super easy holiday/fall loaf will be the hit of the season in your home with family and friends.


I love how versatile this basic batter is you can add just about any fruit you prefer to it but this is the prettiest gift-giving loaf around holiday time.


If you happen to be a cranberry fan also try our Cranberry Fluff and Amaretto Cranberry Sauce both are favorites for us cranberry lovers!


The best part about this recipe is it's done all in one bowl can be made into loaves, cupcakes, or mini loaf pans.


Scroll down to get this printable recipe.



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Easy No Fuss Cranberry Bread



Our recipe makes mini loaves, 1 full loaf, or muffins and the trick is to not over stir the batter!


We love quick bread and have a roundup of the Best Quick Bread Recipes plus besides being simple to make these make great gifts.


The slightly tart berries really dressed up this bread for the holiday season and the addition of yogurt keeps this delicious bread nice and moist.


I always end up with leftover cranberries after the Thanksgiving holiday and bake another batch for family and friends to take home.


orange icing drizzled over cranberry orange loaves



Ingredients You Will Need To Make(scroll down to the printable recipe card for exact measurement)


  • flour
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • greek yogurt
  • vanilla
  • eggs
  • sugar
  • cranberries
  • orange juice
  • butter
  • powdered sugar
  • orange zest

mini cranberry orange bread ready to bake raw batter in pan


Tips

  • always preheat oven
  • if making mini loaves they can be frozen up to 3 months
  • use the toothpick method in the center to make sure it's finished baking
  • sprinkle cinnamon and sugar on the icing after you drizzle it on top or add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon to the batter before baking
  • coarsely chop cranberries
  • this is a quick bread and tastes wonderful spread with butter warmed up a bit
  • be sure to beat the eggs first you want to eliminate as much mixing as possible for best results
  • do not use an electric beater, make this by hand, and do not overmix the batter
  • use different fruit if you aren't a fan of cranberries 
  • add nuts or white chocolate chips to the batter


baked cranberry orange bread loaves


Tools You Will Need


  • Mixing bowl
  • Spatula
  • Measuring spoons
  • Measuring cups
  • Muffin, loaf, or mini loaf pans can be used
  • Whisk for beating the eggs
  • Cooking spray
  • wax paper to invert cakes onto and freezer bags if making the mini-sized loaves


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Trying Other Fruits



Of course, you can use any fruit suggestions above if you're not a cranberry fan or the cranberries are out of season, even dried cranberry or frozen can be substituted.


This quick bread freezes well, just place them on a cookie sheet, freeze solid then place them in freezer bags.


If you're making muffins instead use a muffin pan without liners we like them sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar on top.


Wrap each loaf or muffin individually for gift giving or place wrapped in a box with ribbon.




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American, French
Yield: 1
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Moist Cranberry Orange Bread

Moist Cranberry Orange Bread

Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 1 H & 5 MTotal time: 1 H & 15 M
This moist buttery cranberry-orange quick bread will be the hit of the holiday season and perfect for gift giving.

Ingredients

  • 2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh coarsely chopped and washed cranberries
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 3 large eggs beaten
  • 2 large oranges zested
  • 2 teaspoons orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Glaze: mix together until smooth 1 cup powdered sugar 1/4 cup orange juice 1 teaspoon orange zest

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  2. Spray 1 loaf pan or line with parchment paper. You can also make 12 muffins or miniature loaves. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl combine sugar and orange zest just blend evenly then add the flour, salt, and baking powder, and soda, stirring by hand.
  4. In a separate medium bowl, combine the yogurt, butter beaten eggs, orange juice, and vanilla.
  5. Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, stirring just until combined.
  6. Fold in the coarsely chopped cranberries.
  7. Pour batter into prepared pan using.
  8. Bake the regular loaf pan, for around 50 to 65 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. For cupcakes or mini loaves, bake for 35-45 minutes.
  9. Cool then make the glaze and drizzle over the top.
  10. Sprinkle the top of the loaves with cinnamon/sugar mixture if desired

Notes:

Tips

  • always preheat oven
  • if making mini loaves they can be frozen up to 3 months
  • use the toothpick method in the center to make sure it's finished baking
  • sprinkle cinnamon and sugar on the icing after you drizzle it on top or add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon to the batter before baking
  • coarsely chop cranberries
  • this is a quick bread and tastes wonderful spread with butter warmed up a bit
  • be sure to beat the eggs first you want to eliminate as much mixing as possible for best results
  • do not use an electric beater, make this by hand, and do not overmix the batter
  • use different fruit if you aren't a fan of cranberries 
  • add nuts or white chocolate chips to the batter


Nutrition Facts

Calories

234.76

Fat (grams)

10.45

Sat. Fat (grams)

0.98

Carbs (grams)

32.61

Fiber (grams)

1.08

Net carbs

31.54

Sugar (grams)

19.25

Protein (grams)

3.36

Sodium (milligrams)

170.52

Cholesterol (grams)

31.61


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21 comments

  1. a lot of cranberry in your sweet bread,wonderful recipe!

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  2. What an amazing combination of ingredients and tastes. This bread looks deliciuos. Bye, have a good day

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  3. There are a lot of great flavor combos in the bread! Thanks for sharing - it looks beautiful.

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  4. Whoa...the flavors here are ridiculous!! I looooove it!

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  5. Wow.. it's definitely great recipe .. I'm cheesecoholic- I think.. and so glad seeing this.. maybe I should try this recipe too ! ^_^ thx for sharing

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  6. Wow Claudia, these must be moist slices of bread! The cream chese giving it the extra smoothness I am sure!

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  7. This is really beautiful, and color of the cranberries just popping out..
    amazing!

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  8. I am always in look out for using banana in bread. This sounds delicious with all the flavors

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  9. Lots of cranberries in the loaf!! The combination of flavours is just unbeatable!

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  10. Claudia: This is just what I was looking for - I have a bag of fresh cranberries in the fridge and wanted to include it in a baking recipe before I freeze the rest. Great morning treat or with evening tea! ;)

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  11. Oh how delicious Claudia! Very delicious and lovely presentation!

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  12. Claudia, thanks so much for stopping by and linking up to Fresh Fridays....this bread sounds so good with the addition of cream cheese. I'm a HUGE fan of cranberry breads! thanx also for bringing my attention to the malfunctioning button code. I have emailed the blog designer to fix it, but that may take days, so I just made a note about it on my blog that it isn't work right. You are truly a sweetie for letting me know that! Let's find a way to make it work so that you can co-host this thing with me, OK?

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  13. That bread looks really moist and I love cranberry! Thanks again for this.
    Kristy

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  14. I love all the flavors in this bread!!! YUM

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  15. Fantastic flavors and looks so moist, lovely :)

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  16. These turned out great - I love cranberry bread!

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  17. Cranberry and orange is one of my favourite combos over the holidays. This looks so good, I know it will be a hit at my house. Thanks so much for the recipe :)

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  18. These turned out delicious and the orange glaze was perfect!

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  19. This was such a wonderful treat! Loved the orange glaze!

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  20. This bread looks so moist and delicious. This christmas holiday I will probably make this cake for my family. Thanks

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