Saturday, November 12, 2011

Cranberry-Nut Bread - made with dried cranberries

    1cup sugar

    2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

    2 cups all-purpose flour

    1 teaspoon baking powder

    1/2 teaspoon salt

    zest of one orange

    2 eggs

    2/3 cup milk

    1/3 cup vegetable oil

    1/2 cup finely chopped pecans

    1 cup dried cranberries (craisins)

    1/3 c fresh squeezed orange juice (from the lemon you zested)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour the bottom and sides of a 9x5x3-inch loaf pan; set aside.

In a large bowl stir together the sugar, flour, baking powder, salt, cranberrries and chopped nuts.

In small bowl beat eggs with a fork; stir in milk, orange zest and oil. Add egg mixture all at once to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened (batter should be lumpy). Add the orange juice at this time.

Spread in loaf pan. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack. Wrap and store overnight before slicing - if you can wait that long.


Pondside said...

I have a bag of craisins that only gets used for salads - this looks good!

Belinda said...


Rowan said...

This sounds good, another recioe to print off and try out this winter.

Peg said...

Mmmm...looks so good. If only we weren't on diets!

Celestial Charms said...

Love this! I have all the ingrediants, except the orange. This recipe looks like a must try.
Thanks for sharing, Jo.

Sunny said...

Thanks for posting the recipe Jo, I'll have to try that. Looks delicious!

Lili said...

Oh this would be perfect to take along with us on a late fall hike! Thanks for posting the recipe, it looks really good. ~Lili

GardenofDaisies said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Jo!!

Julie Fukuda said...


Christine Thresh said...

That sounds tempting. I think I'll print it out. It would be a good thing to take to a church gathering this season. (I wonder if I could cut down on the cinnamon -- I don't like cinnamon but perhaps this bread needs some.)

Purple Pam said...

Oh, I have all those ingredients. I think I will make some cranberry bread tonight. Thank you for this recipe. It looks so good.

Sunny said...

Been back twice now to look at that luscious cranberry bread!!!! Got any left?? :)

Belinda said...

Hey, I'm gaining weight with all this cranberry bread!!!

Sandra G said...

I love it, didn't have a orange so I used the zest of a lime and orange drink it tasted great ad I also used self rising flour as a substitute