Thursday, December 12, 2013

Cranberry Walnut Bread

The holidays always make me want to bake. I was really craving some cranberry bread like my great aunt makes so I decided to give it a try. It was much more simple than I thought it would be and turned out great. It's my family's newest request for when I go home for a visit.


(the salt and butter are missing from this photo. Sigh...)

Add all the dry ingredients and mix together.


I roughly chopped the fresh cranberries in the blender, leaving some whole.


I mixed in the rest of the ingredients. I love all the bits of cranberry, orange zest, and walnuts!


 Put batter in a greased loaf pan and bake at 350 for 55 minutes.


Recipe via Ocean Spray:


2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon grated orange peel
2 tablespoons shortening (I use 3 tablespoons of extra soft butter instead)
1 egg, well beaten
1 1/2 cups Ocean Spray® Fresh or Frozen Cranberries, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup chopped nuts


Preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan.

Mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda in a medium mixing bowl. Stir in orange juice, orange peel, shortening and egg. Mix until well blended. Stir in cranberries and nuts. Spread evenly in loaf pan.

Bake for 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a rack for 15 minutes. Remove from pan; cool completely. Wrap and store overnight. Makes 1 loaf (16 slices). 


  1. This is totally up my husbands alley, I'll have to show him this.

    1. It's so good. Especially with the orange zest in it.


  2. This looks so delish! I can not wait to try it for the holidays, thanks for posting!!


    1. I have been making it for breakfast every week!


  3. Thanks for sharing your recipe! This bread is delicious. I love the combination of orange and cranberry!

  4. Replies
    1. Absolutely! I'll put some coffee on. I'm sure we'll have lots to talk about.

  5. Yummy! I usually make banana bread, but I will give this one a try.



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