Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Cranberry Orange Nut Bread-Warm your Kitchen & Your Soul!

Even though the holidays are over, there are still times to enjoy Cranberry Orange Nut Bread.  Quick breads are easy and are good for a quick breakfast, snacks with a glass of milk, or time to relax with a steaming cup of coffee or tea, after you come in from shoveling..  Baking is a good way to warm your heart and soul, especially when the weather is snowy and cold.  Today it seems, that is most of the country.  So turn on oven, and bake something, even if you don't bake that often, whether or (weather) it be simple or complex. You can bake breads, muffins, cookies cakes, pies, brownies, etc., and just smell the wonderful flavors wafting from your kitchen.  Just see how warm and wonderful you feel, when you bake with love, and share your creation with the ones that you love, or give away to a friend or neighbor.  
PS Engagement Cupcakes are still coming!

Cranberry Orange Nut Bread
2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon grated orange peel
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 egg, well beaten
1 C. dried cranberries, or any dried fruit or raisins
1/2 cup chopped nuts

Preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan.

Mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda in a medium mixing bowl. Stir in orange juice, orange peel, oil and egg. Mix until well blended. Stir in cranberries and nuts. Spread evenly in loaf pan.

Bake for 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a rack for 15 minutes. Remove from pan; cool completely. Wrap and store overnight. Makes 1 loaf.


  1. I realky like fruity bread. This looks wonderful!

  2. a very healthy loaf with lots of fruits and not much fat :D

  3. This is one good looking loaf. I just love the recipe! Wonderful Becky!

  4. Dimah- Glad to see you back! Thank you for your comments.

    Cakewhiz- This is a good bread recipe.

    Zoe- This is pretty healthy with low fat, only 1 egg, and orange juice.

    Sandra- Thank you for your comments.

  5. hey becky this looks so yummy..love how it's loaded with cranberries and nuts:) it's just what i need.

  6. now thats a good looking bread, you can see the wonderful texture and that it is moist! I would love some with my coffee!

  7. Hi Becky! Yes...baking is such a great way to enjoy a cold winter day. I love quickbreads...and I'm always in the mood for cranberry. I buy extra bags during the holiday, so I can make treats like this year round! Thank you for sharing with me. Stay warm and safe during the rest of the week!

  8. So happy to hear there's someone else that thinks baking is such a fun activity.
    the bread looks so good. i could eat cranberry desserts year round.
    thanks for sharing Becky

    have a wonderful weekend

  9. Mmmmm This looks yummy!~ Dee Dee's Delights


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