Cranberry Orange Bread

Cranberry Orange Bread: A Zesty Delight for Any Occasion

Looking for a flavorful and festive treat to brighten up your day? Say hello to Cranberry Orange Bread! Bursting with the tangy sweetness of oranges and the tart pop of cranberries, this bread is a delightful addition to any breakfast table or afternoon snack spread. Let's dive into the recipe and spread some joy!


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Zest of 1 large orange
  • 3/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice (about 2 large oranges)
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional, such as pecans or walnuts)


Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a 9x5-inch loaf pan, or line it with parchment paper for easy removal.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and orange zest until well combined.

In a separate bowl, mix together the freshly squeezed orange juice, vegetable oil, beaten egg, and vanilla extract.

Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Be careful not to overmix.

Gently fold in the chopped cranberries and nuts (if using) until evenly distributed throughout the batter.

Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and smooth the top with a spatula.

Bake in the preheated oven for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Remove the bread from the oven and allow it to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before transferring it to a wire rack to cool completely.

Once cooled, slice and serve your Cranberry Orange Bread and enjoy its delightful flavor and aroma!

This Cranberry Orange Bread is sure to brighten up your day with its vibrant flavor and cheerful appearance. Whether enjoyed as a breakfast treat or a cozy snack, it's the perfect way to add a little zest to your life!