Orange Cranberry Bread

Orange Cranberry Bread-sweet orange bread dotted with fresh cranberries and drizzled with an orange glaze! This bread is perfect for the holidays! It makes a great gift too!

Orange Cranberry Bread

INGREDIENTS:
FOR THE BREAD:

  1. 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  3. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  4. 1 cup granulated sugar
  5. Zest of 1 large orange
  6. 3/4 cup buttermilk
  7. 1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil
  8. 2 large eggs, slightly beaten
  9. 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
  10. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  11. 1 cup fresh cranberries, roughly chopped

FOR THE ORANGE GLAZE:
  1. 1 cup powdered sugar
  2. 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  3. 1 teaspoon orange zest
DIRECTIONS:
  • Preheat oven to 350° F. Spray a 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 loaf pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, and baking powder. In a small bowl, combine sugar and orange zest. Rub together with your fingers until fragrant. Whisk into the flour mixture. Set aside.
  • In a separate medium bowl, combine the buttermilk, oil, eggs, orange juice, and vanilla.
  • Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Stir until just combined. Fold in the cranberries. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.
  • Bake for 70-75 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean. If your loaf starts to get too brown drape a piece of foil over the top to finish baking. I did this during the last 10 minutes of the baking time.