Autumn is officially here which to me means baking season is now in full swing! To kick off my favorite of the cooking seasons I will be sharing with you a recipe that my mom and I used to bake together when I was a little girl, Cranberry Orange Bread made with fresh cranberries and orange juice. This quick bread (made without yeast) is a sweet loaf that is both delicious and festive. This cranberry orange bread recipe makes the perfect gift or keep it and have a tasty homemade breakfast with some tea or coffee.
Recipe For Cranberry Orange Bread:
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This cranberry orange quick bread is more like a cake consistency than a sandwich bread consistency. It is made without yeast like banana bread. I use fresh cranberries for this recipe but you could use dried cranberries if you prefer. The orange juice can be store bought or fresh squeezed as you prefer. You will love this easy quick bread recipe. The tartness of cranberries and the sweetness of oranges make such a good flavor combination.
Cranberry Orange Quick Bread Ingredients:
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon Baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- Zest from 1 orange
- 2 Tablespoons melted butter
- 2 Tablespoons hot water
- 1 cup chopped cranberries
- 1 cup chopped pecans (or walnuts)
How To Make Homemade Orange Cranberry Bread:
Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit .
In a large mixing bowl combine flour, baking powder, soda, salt, and sugar. Set dry ingredients mixture aside.
In a large bowl mix beaten egg with orange juice, orange zest, butter and hot water. Be sure to pour the hot water in slowly as you mix so you do not cook the eggs.
Fold the flour mixture with the wet ingredients until well blended using a rubber spatula. DO NOT BEAT.
Gently fold in the tart cranberries and nuts.
Spoon into a greased 9”x6” bread pan or greased muffin cups.
Bake at 325 degrees for 60 minutes for the loaf and 30-35 minutes for the muffins. Test center with a toothpick before removing.
Allow the bread to cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes before removing from pan.
Nice, simple and yummy, your cranberry orange quick bread is ready to enjoy! Serve in individual slices on parchment paper or plates.
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