Cranberry Bread Recipe

Cranberry Bread Recipe
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  • Yield : 1 loaf
  • Servings : 12 to 16
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 1:15 h
  • Ready In : 1:25 h

Nutritional Info

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Here is a delicious cranberry bread recipe.

It is called a bread or cranberry loaf, but it really is a cake, similar to a coffee cake.

Cakes like this, such as banana bread and zucchini bread are not yeast breads but because they are baked in a loaf tin they are often referred to as breads instead of cakes.

Cranberry Bread

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  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 6 ounces (about 1/2 bag) fresh cranberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  • 1/2 to 1 cup raisins (optional)


Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Step 2

Sift dry ingredients together in a bowl. In a separate bowl, mix egg, butter and orange juice together, then add to dry ingredients. Mix in cranberries, walnuts and raisins (if using).

Step 3

Pour or spread into 9x5 inch greased loaf pan. Bake at 350°F for about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Test with a toothpick or other tester to make sure it is cooked right through.

Step 4

Cool slightly before removing the loaf from the pan.

Step 5

Makes 1 loaf.

Quick bread recipes tend to be a bit denser than a regular cake recipe. They are perfect for slicing and enjoying with a cup of tea or coffee as a light, sweet snack.

The addition of the orange juice is a nice complement to the tart cranberries and the walnuts add extra nutrition and crunch.

Of course you can leave the walnuts out of the recipe if you prefer a nut free cranberry cake, but they really add a nice bit of texture to the bread.

I think you will love this easy cake recipe. It is one of those cakes you will want to make a few of. Eat one and freeze the others for unexpected company.

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Cranberry Bread Recipe

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