Thursday, December 20, 2012

Orange Cranberry Nut Bread

I pinned this recipe for Orange Cranberry Bread a couple of years ago and have loved making it each Christmas since. The wonderful Christmas aroma that fills your house when you are baking it is amazing! Not only does it smell divine, but it tastes incredible too.
Here's what you need: flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, baking powder, butter, egg, orange juice, grated orange zest, fresh or frozen cranberries, walnuts
In medium bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt and baking powder; then cut in the butter until the mixture looks like crumbs.
Zest an orange until you have about 1 Tablespoon. This Microplane Grater almost made My Top Five Kitchen Gadgets. 
In a small bowl, beat the egg and add in the orange juice and zest.
Pour into the dry mixture and thoroughly combine. Fold in the walnuts and cranberries.
Pour into prepared pan and bake for 65-70 minutes at 350 degrees.
Orange Cranberry Nut Bread

2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 cup butter
1 egg
3/4 cup orange juice
1 Tbsp. grated orange zest
1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray loaf pan (8x4) with cooking spray.  In medium bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Cut in the butter until it resembles coarse crumbs. In a small bowl, beat together the egg, orange juice and orange zest. Stir into the dry mixture, thoroughly combining. Fold in the cranberries and walnuts. Pour into prepared loaf pan and bake for 65-70 minutes or until wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes, then remove to wire rack to cool completely.

With the cranberries on sale this time of year, it's the perfect time to make up a few of these loaves to give to teachers and neighbors. I plan to make up a couple of loaves to freeze for later too. What are your favorite sweet breads to make this time of year?

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15 comments:

  1. Yum, that looks delicious, I would love to enjoy a piece with my cup of coffee right now. xo

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  2. This bread looks delicious! I love quick breads, and yours looks tasty!

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  3. Your bread looks amazing. I have all of the ingredients to make this. I am going to give it go later today. Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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  4. This looks so good, I love breads.
    Merry Christmas,
    Deena @ gumballsandcottoncandy.com


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  5. This looks absolutely wonderful! Happy Holidays :)

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  6. Yummy love cranberry bread happy holidays andi

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  7. hello again! i'm stopping by from the marvelous monday (This Gal Cooks) link up, and also pinning this recipe! YUM! :) thanks for sharing!

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  8. I love cranberries! This recipe looks wonderful! Thank you for sharing it on Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  9. This looks amazing!! I'm going to have to make this later this week!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Katie
    snaponbuttons.blogspot.com

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  10. Thank you for stopping in and sharing your tasty recipe with our readers at Bowdabra's Crafty Showcase. We love seeing your projects each week. Stop in and see which blogs are featured on Friday and to link up more of your goodies on Sat-Thur.

    Happy New Year,
    Susie @Bowdabra

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  11. Hands down my favorite flavor of bread or muffin, mm, mm, mmm! Found the article on Freedom Fridays and I love it!

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  12. One word:
    Yum.
    Or is that a sound? ;)

    Thank you for partying with the Wildly Original Crowd.
    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!

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  13. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful recipes with Full Plate Thursday in 2012. Wishing you and your family the very best in 2013.
    Happy New Year!
    Miz Helen

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