Classic Cranberry Nut Bread

Classic Cranberry Nut Bread
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Makes 1 loaf (16 servings)


2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon grated orange peel
2 tablespoons shortening
1 egg, well beaten
1 1/2 cups Ocean Spray® Fresh or Frozen Cranberries, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup chopped nuts


Preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan.

Mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda in a medium mixing bowl. Stir in orange juice, orange peel, shortening and egg. Mix until well blended. Stir in cranberries and nuts. Spread evenly in loaf pan.

Bake for 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a rack for 15 minutes. Remove from pan; cool completely. Wrap and store overnight. Makes 1 loaf (16 slices).

PER SERVING (1 slice): Cal. 211, Fat Cal. 54, Protein 3grams, Carb. 37grams, Fat 6grams, Chol. 18mg., Sodium 313mg.


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Nice orange flavor!

Nancy Forget from San Antonio, TX

Delightful lightly sweet bread with nutrition of fresh (frozen) cranberries. I used the mini processor to easily chop the cranberries and substituted half of sugar with brown sugar. We enjoy cranberries year-round thanks to their excellent freezing.


Suzanne Dustin from Manchester, NH

Made this many times! It is really good! I put orange peel in the food processor and added did 1/4 cup whole wheat flour with 1 3/4 c white flour

whole wheat flour and almond flour work too

Very yummy. I used 100% whole wheat flour. I also used 1/2 C of almond flour to replace 1/2 C chopped nuts. Turned out well. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

Cranberry nut bread

Debbie from Staten island, NY

I have made this recipe for my family for years they love it so much I have to make three at a time.

Standard for Our Holidays

We have been making this recipe for two generations now. It's great in muffins, too. Our holiday table wouldn't be complete without it. Thanks for keeping it on your website.

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