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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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!

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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.

My go-to quick bread recipe

Maria from San Jose, CA

I had this recipe years ago and it got lost in a move. Oh, how I missed it. I was so happy to find that Ocean Spray put it on their website. The recipe assembles quickly - I don't even pull out the Kitchen Aid mixer to make it. Clean-up is minimal. I can make up a batch and clean the kitchen while it bakes. The flavor of this bread is mild. It's not too cranberry or too orange. Even people who are not fond of cranberries enjoy this bread. I've made it with walnuts and with sliced almonds. Both are equally good, so use what you have on hand. I have made it with both fresh and frozen cranberries, with equal success. I've used both margarine and butter when I haven't had shortening on hand. Really, the recipe is pretty close to fool-proof. Just go ahead and try it. You will enjoy it.

Classic cranberry nut bread

I made this Bread for first time. It's the Best! Very tasty It was was delicious and moist! Awesome!!!!Thank You

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