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Cranberry Orange Bread Recipe

Cranberry Orange Bread

  • Author: Deborah
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Total Time: 55 mins
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x
  • Category: Bread
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


Tart cranberries and sweet orange juice combine to make this Cranberry Orange Bread that is perfect for breakfast or brunch, or even for dessert! This is the perfect quick bread for the Christmas season.



  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • grated zest of 1 large orange
  • 2/3 cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/4 cups fresh cranberries
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF.  Line a 9×5-inch loaf pan with parchment paper and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Sift the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together in a large bowl.  Stir in the orange zest.  Make a well in the center and add the orange juice, eggs and vegetable oil.  Stir gently, just until almost combined.  Fold in the cranberries and nuts, making sure you don’t over mix the batter.
  3. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan.  Bake in the preheated oven until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean, about 45 minutes. 
  4. Let the bread cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then remove to a cooling rack to cool completely.

Recipe Notes:

Adapted from The Great Big Baking Book

Nutrition information provided as an estimate only. Various brands and products can change the counts. Any nutritional information should only be used as a general guideline.


  • Calories: 212
  • Sugar: 10 g
  • Sodium: 125 mg
  • Fat: 11 g
  • Saturated Fat: 4 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 5 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 26 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Cholesterol: 31 mg

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