Cranberry Orange Bread Loaf

Cranberry Orange Bread Loaf Recipe

This recipe for a cranberry orange bread loaf is so easy and quick to make, its moist, soft, and tender cake-like texture is so comforting and delicious.

Making this cranberry orange bread loaf is a great way to use up leftover walnuts, orange zest, and cranberries, so this is a great recipe to keep in your back pocket for those crazy busy weeknights when you need a sweet quick bread to entertain family or friends.

If you’re looking for the best walnut cranberry orange bread loaf recipe, then you’re in the right spot.

This cranberry orange bread is similar to a typical pound cake or loaf cake so technically this recipe can be called cranberry orange loaf cake.

The wonderful combination of orange juice and cranberries gives this quick bread loaf its distinctive flavor.

Substitutions For Ingredients

This recipe is versatile, below are some suggestions for substituting the ingredients in the recipe.

  • Flour – This recipe uses all-purpose flour, it can be substituted with pastry, cake flour, or self-rising flour. If you use self-rising flour omit the baking powder and baking soda from the recipe.
  • Sugar – You can substitute the sugar at a 1:1 ratio with these sweeteners, Monkfruit & Erythritol Blend, Xylitol, or Granulated Splenda. Honey is also a great substitute, for every one cup of sugar replace it with 3/4 cup of honey. Other sweeteners that can be used, for every cup of sugar, substitute 1 1/3 cups of Allulose or Erythritol.
  • Orange Juice – Orange juice is one of the main ingredients in this recipe, if you don’t have enough on hand you can substitute it with water or milk, or even cranberry juice.
  • Baking Powder – If you run out of baking powder you can substitute it with plain yogurt, for every teaspoon of baking powder you will have 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda and 1/2 cup of yogurt. If you use this substitution reduce 1/2 cup of liquid in the recipe. A second option is to substitute 1 teaspoon of baking powder with 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda with 1/2 teaspoon of vinegar or cream of tartar.
  • Unsalted Butter – You can substitute the unsalted butter with salted butter or oil. If using salted butter omit the salt from the recipe.
  • Walnuts – Use any type of nut as a substitution for the walnuts.
  • Fresh Cranberries – Easy substitute the fresh cranberries with half the amount of dried cranberries. The dried cranberries will add a bit of sweetness to the loaf.
  • Egg – You can substitute 1 large egg with 1/4 cup of apple sauce or 1/4 cup of sour cream or yogurt. Another egg substitute that works well is ground flax, for every large egg combine 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed with 3 tablespoons of water.

Let’s make this cranberry orange bread loaf recipe!

Cranberry and Orange Quick Bread

Ingredients For Cranberry Orange Bread Loaf

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • ½ cup chopped walnut nuts, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped fresh cranberries or dried cranberries

How To Make Cranberry Orange Bread Loaf?

  1. Sift dry ingredients.
  2. Cut in butter until the mixture looks like coarse cornmeal.
  3. Combine orange juice, zest, and egg and pour into dry ingredients.
  4. Mix just to dampen.
  5. Fold in the walnuts nuts and cranberries.
  6. Pour into greased and floured loaf pan.
  7. Bake at 350 for 1 hour.
  8. Cool completely before slicing.
  9. Enjoy!
Cranberry Orange Bread Loaf

Cranberry Orange Bread Loaf Recipe

Making this cranberry orange bread loaf recipe is a great way to use up leftover walnuts, orange zest, and cranberries, so this is a great recipe to keep in your back pocket for those crazy busy weeknights when you need a sweet quick bread to entertain family or friends.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Dessert, Holiday
Cuisine American
Servings 8 slices
Calories 150 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • ½ cup chopped walnut nuts chopped
  • 1 cup chopped fresh cranberries or 1/2 cup dried cranberries

Instructions
 

  • Sift dry ingredients.
  • Cut in butter until the mixture looks like coarse cornmeal.
  • Combine orange juice, zest, and egg and pour into dry ingredients.
  • Mix just to dampen.
  • Fold in the walnuts nuts and cranberries.
  • Pour into greased and floured loaf pan.
  • Bake at 350 for 1 hour.
  • Cool completely before slicing.
  • Enjoy!
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