Orange Cranberry Bread

Orange Cranberry Bread is a delicious and tangy treat that can be enjoyed for breakfast or as a snack. Here’s a recipe to help you prepare it:


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 3/4 cup orange juice (freshly squeezed if possible)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries, coarsely chopped
  • Optional: 1/2 cup chopped nuts (such as walnuts or pecans)


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9×5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray or butter, and lightly flour it to prevent sticking.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and orange zest. Make sure to mix them well to evenly distribute the ingredients.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the orange juice, vegetable oil, egg, and vanilla extract. Whisk until the wet ingredients are well blended.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Be careful not to overmix; a few lumps are okay.

  1. Gently fold in the chopped cranberries and nuts (if using). Again, avoid overmixing to prevent a dense texture.
  2. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan, spreading it evenly. Tap the pan gently on the counter to release any air bubbles.
  3. Place the loaf pan in the preheated oven and bake for about 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean. The top should be golden brown.
  4. Once baked, remove the pan from the oven and let it cool in the pan for about 10 minutes. Then, transfer the bread to a wire rack to cool completely.

  1. Once the bread is completely cooled, you can slice it and enjoy!

This Orange Cranberry Bread can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for a few days. It also freezes well if you want to save some for later.

Note: You can adjust the sweetness of the bread by reducing or increasing the amount of sugar according to your preference. Additionally, if you prefer a stronger orange flavor, you can add more orange zest to the recipe.

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