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Cranberry Orange Quick Bread

Cranberry Orange Quick Bread

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Cranberry Orange Quick Bread is jam packed with orange and cranberries making for a flavor filled breakfast option.

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Cranberry Orange Quick Bread

I was inspired by a baking show where the contestants were assigned a flavor combination and had to come up with a quick bread using those flavors. One of the combinations was orange and cranberry. This has to be one of my favorite combinations and I love the look of big red cranberries in my baking dishes this time of year. I decided this was a challenge I wanted to try and came up with this beautiful and flavorful Cranberry Orange Quick Bread.

Cranberry Orange Quick Bread Recipe

Cranberry Orange Quick Bread

Cranberry Orange Quick Bread

Yield: 1 loaf
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Cranberry Orange Quick Bread is jam packed with orange and cranberries making for a flavor filled breakfast option.


Cranberry Orange Bread

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • zest of 1 large orange
  • 1 tbsp. fresh orange juice
  • 1 tsp. orange extract
  • 1/2 cup low-fat milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh cranberries

Orange Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp. fresh orange juice


Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan.

Zest one large orange and then juice the orange.

In a stand mixer bowl, combine eggs, granulated sugar, 1 tbsp. of the fresh squeezed orange juice and the orange extract.

Combine dry ingredients, flour, baking powder and salt, in medium-sized bowl.

Add the dry ingredients to the wet as well as adding the milk and vegetable oil. Mix in the cranberries and orange zest.

Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Bake for 60 to 70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Let bread cool for 10 minutes in pan and then transfer to a cooling rack and let cool completely.

Whisk together powdered sugar and the remainder of the fresh squeezed orange juice until smooth. Pour on top of bread and let the icing set for a few minutes. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container for up to a week.


Adapted from Imperial Sugar

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If you enjoy quick breads, we have quite a few on Simply Inspired Meals. I encourage you to try Spiced Pumpkin Pecan Quick Bread, Zucchini Bread or Delightful Banana Nut Bread. And be sure to check out the first recipe I shared for #ChristmasSweetsWeek, Spiced Pear Quick Bread.

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