Cranberry Orange Nut Bread

Delicious cranberry orange bread! With chopped cranberries, walnuts, and orange zest. Perfect for the holidays.

Cranberry Nut Bread
Elise Bauer

One of the most festive loaf breads you can make during the holidays is this cranberry orange nut bread! It's speckled brightly with day glow fuchsia cranberries, orange zest, and walnuts.

Cranberry orange nut bread is a great loaf for late fall, early winter as cranberries, oranges, and walnuts are all in season. Buy an orange and squeeze it fresh to get the best juice for this recipe (grate the peel first).

You can easily prep the cranberries by pulsing them a few times in the food processor, or manually cut them in half first, then do a rough chop.

The result is a tangy, slightly sweet bread with occasional explosions of cranberry tartness, mellowed with walnuts.

Cranberry Nut Bread
Elise Bauer

Cranberry Orange Nut Bread

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 55 mins
Total Time 70 mins
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup chopped fresh cranberries

  • 3/4 cup coarsely chopped walnuts

  • 3/4 cup orange juice

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar

  • 1/4 cup butter, melted

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • 1 tablespoon orange zest

Method

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350°F
  2. Combine dry ingredients:

    Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Stir in the chopped cranberries and walnuts to coat with the flour mixture. (Coating with flour will help suspend the nuts and cranberries in the dough and keep them from sinking.)

  3. Combine wet ingredients:

    In a separate bowl combine the orange juice, sugar, melted butter, egg, and orange zest.

  4. Add wet ingredients into dry:

    Pour the orange juice sugar mixture into the flour nut cranberry mixture and fold until just blended. (Don't over-mix!)

  5. Bake:

    Transfer dough into a well buttered 8x4 or 9x5 loaf pan. Bake at 350°F for 50 to 55 minutes or until done (a tester inserted into the center comes out clean).

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  6. Cool:

    Cool in pan for 10 minutes. Remove from pan and cool on a wire rack.

Links:

Cranberry Walnut Oat Bread from Rachel Cooks

Shuna's Cranberry, Orange, Walnut Bread recipe

Cranberry Cake from The Kitchn

Cranberry Nut Bread
Elise Bauer
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
337 Calories
14g Fat
49g Carbs
6g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 337
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 39mg 13%
Sodium 358mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 49g 18%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 22g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 15mg 73%
Calcium 77mg 6%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 153mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. In cases where multiple ingredient alternatives are given, the first listed is calculated for nutrition. Garnishes and optional ingredients are not included.