Cranberry Orange Bread

It's that time of year again where fresh cranberries can be found everywhere. Nanny (my great grandma on my dad's side of the family) use to make Cranberry Orange bread every year during the holidays. The bread is completely addicting and too good not to share! It also makes a wonderful gift for neighbors and friends.
Cranberry Orange Bread

Ingredients
• 2 cups flour
• 1 cup sugar
• 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
• 1/4 cup butter
• 1 egg
• The zest of one orange
• 3/4 cup orange juice
• 1 cup cranberries
• 1/2 cup nuts (optional)

Directions
• Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
• Beat the egg, butter, sugar and juice together. Mix all dry ingredients and add to mixture; beat until well combined. Stir in cranberries by hand (add nuts if desired).
• Pour into loaf pan and bake 35-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool on a cooling rack before removing from the pan.

I bought the above ceramic mini loaf pan at Michaels for $1 with the recipe above you can make three mini loafs and they make super cute gifts!

25 comments :

  1. sounds delicious! i need to try this out!! thanks for sharing :) Xx

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  2. Yum!! That looks so delicious! I also love that as a gift idea, easy, cheap but super cute and personal!

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  3. Yummy! Homemade bread is wonderful and makes the house smell so good. And what a sweet present for neighbors. =)

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  4. Everything you make always looks so yummy - and the Michaels pan is perfect!

    xx Emily @ laughliveandshop.blogspot.com

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  5. This sounds delicious! Cranberry and orange is an unbelievably good combination! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  6. My Gram made some of this for Thanksgiving.. it is so good! :]

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  7. Thats a great idea as I was trying to figure out what to get everyone this year! i have a Michaels by me too! woot!
    Cookies are done by the way. I had a perfect dozen but when i set them to cool, my darling roommate awoke from a nap and thought i was recipe testing. The text "the cookies came out great" resulted in a dramatic and slow motion of me running into the kitchen screaming Nooooooo as she finished her 2nd cookie. So im sending 10 cookies... plus something awesome. :-) and my roommate sends her sincerest apologies LOL

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  8. Oh my goodness!!! What a cute loaf pan and delicious looking recipe. I think these would make the best hostess gifts!!!

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  9. Yummm this looks so good! I <3 the holidays!

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  10. This sounds awesome!! I'll have to try and make it!

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  11. What a tasty gift! I wish I were your neighbor ;)

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  12. I would love to get this as a gift :)

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  13. I may have to try that bread! It looks delish! :)

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  14. This looks like the perfect snack! Will have to try soon!

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  15. this looks really good! and such a nice gift for christmas! who wouldn't want to receive something delicious, right? :)

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  16. Love the specks of color from the cranberries!

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  17. super yummy and super cute way of wrapping it up!

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  18. I picked a good day to stop by. That looks fabulous. I'm sorry I have been away for so long. You would not believe how busy I've been. The semester is coming to an end and I've been swamped with schoolwork. I am going to find time to make this bread though.

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  19. You have my mouth watering now. I am a total nut for these kind of breads. thanks for your sweet comment and for being a new follower.

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  20. these would be great for the neighbors. Your recipe sounds delicious, and those ceramic dishes were a steal for $1.

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