Cranberry Orange Bread

Cranberry Orange Bread

Scrumptious for the holiday season!
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Ingredients for Candied Cranberries:

  • 1 bag fresh cranberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Extra sugar for rolling


Bring the 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup water to a boil in a pot.  After it begins to boil, remove from heat.  Place on a pot holder and let sit for 5 minutes.  Then pour cranberries in and stir for 3 minutes.  Drain the cranberries and spread on paper towels to cool for 1 hour.  After 1 hour, roll in granulated sugar.  Now they are ready!

Ingredients for Orange Breakfast Bread:

  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract

 Ingredients for Glaze:

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Grease a loaf pan.  In a large bowl whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. 

In another bowl whisk the butter, sour cream, egg, orange juice, orange zest, and almond extract.  Whisk well.

Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients.  Stir with wooden spoon until fully combined.  Stir in candied cranberries (as much as you want) carefully.  Pour into loaf pan.  Top with more cranberries, lightly press into batter.  Bake ~45-50 minutes.  Check for doneness with a toothpick.  Meanwhile make glaze by whisking all ingredients together.  Let cool for 10 minutes before topping with glaze. 

*This bread recipe is the Orange Breakfast Muffin recipe you will find on this site.  I simply baked it in a loaf pan this time and added the Candied Cranberries. Enjoy!