Thursday, November 18, 2010

Cranberry Orange Nut Bread


 No French Fridays this week for me. Instead, I'm sharing this recipe for Cranberry Orange Nut Bread. One of my daughters-in-law made this bread for us a couple of Thanksgivings ago. We loved it, and she was sweet enough to share her recipe.


 Full of tart cranberries and crunchy nuts, this orange flavored quick bread makes a delightful not-too-sweet afternoon pick-me-up with a hot cup of coffee or tea. Toasted and spread with a bit of cream cheese, it's also a great breakfast treat.The recipe makes two loaves, so enjoy one now and freeze one for later!

Did you know? Cranberries are also called bounce-berries, because the good ones bounce when they're ripe!

Cranberry Orange Nut Bread
recipe from Madeleine
(makes 2 loaves)
4 cups all purpose flour
1 and 1/2 cups sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2 eggs, beaten
1 and 1/2 cups orange juice
1/2 cup very light flavored olive oil (or canola oil)
2 cups fresh cranberries,cut in half
1 cup chopped nuts
2 tsp. orange zest
  • In a large bowl, whisk together first four ingredients. 
  • In a separate bowl, mix together remaining ingredients.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until combined.
  • Pour into two greased and lightly floured loaf pans. 
  • Bake at 375° F for 55-60 minutes. 
  • Cool pans on wire rack for 10 minutes. 
  • Remove loaves from pans and continue to cool completely on a wire rack. 

This post has been added to Foodie Friday at Designs by Gollum.

    49 comments:

    1. This bread look really good. Great to have it with or even on its own...yum :D

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    2. Gosh...I want a large slice of this nutty tangy loaf! It looks simply irresistible!

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    3. bounce-berries? how fun! i never knew that about cranberries. next time, i shall drop each one on the counter before adding it to my batter to ensure that all are prime to be eaten. :)

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    4. wow, i simply LOVE your photos and this bread. it looks moist and flavorful and just right.

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    5. This sounds great, I see it in my near future-thanks:@)

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    6. I did not know that...but I love it! Wonder if they bounce each individual one? You know. Just to test 'em. ;) This bread sounds wonderful...and looks it, too!

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    7. Hi,

      That looks amazing...:0

      Dr.Sameena@

      http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

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    8. The cranberries look so festive! We'll miss you this week from ffwD!

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    9. What beautiful bread and it is perfect for this time of year. I'm sure it is as delicious as it is lovely to look at. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

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    10. Well, I've sure noticed when I've spilled a bag on the floor that they bounce all over, but never knew why.
      Love a good hot piece cranberry bread with nuts in it and buttered!

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    11. Yum This looks very festive and very good. Thanks for sharing I'm going to have to make this one..B

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    12. This would make the perfect breakfast on Thanksgiving day. Toasted with butter or cream cheese and a cup of tea, I would be in heaven!

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    13. This is my absolute favorite holiday bread, Betty, and you have made a beautiful and delicious looking one yourself. Thank you for sharing this and reminding me that I should make this sometime soon!

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    14. Ooooh looks sooooo scrumptious!!

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    15. Really great and good looking bread recipe ♥

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    16. This is one of my favorite types of breads. Yours looks so good. Thanks for sharing it. Now all I need is a nice cup of tea:)

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    17. My grandma-in-law makes this for us for Christmas every year. It's a lovely tradition.

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    18. I am so loving this recipe. And the color is gorgeous.

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    19. What a delicious loaf! I going to copy this recipe because I love every ingredient. I never knew that about cranberries - I'm going to have to see if mine bounce ;)

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    20. Looks absolutely delicious and yummy!

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    21. So...now can I blame you when I start throwing my berries against the floor to see if they're ripe enough for cranberry sauce? This bread looks so moist and delicious!

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    22. We both obviously had cranberry and orange on our mind this week! You bread looks lovely. Definitely bookmarking this to try (once my cake is gone ;)

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    23. This loaf would be so perfect for the holidays with its cranberry and nur finish.

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    24. Don't you just love cranberry bread? I love the little fact about "bounce-berries". What fun! Thank you for sharing this with us, my dear friend. I hope you are having a relaxing Saturday!

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    25. This looks sooo moist and delicious. I would love this fresh but I also would love it toasted! What a fun holiday bread. Have a wonderful weekend.

      Your close up photo is fantastic and I love the cranberries and nuts scattered along the side. Straight out of a magazine!

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    26. what a great tip! bouncing berries! :)
      looks like a great bread- perfect for fall!

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    27. This recipe looks wonderful and moist; I bet it tastes like it looks; I love to have a loaf in the freezer for unexpected guests. This one is a keeper;such a great combination; thanks.

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    28. This bread looks fantastic! I've been on a major quick bread kick lately--just feels like holiday food, doesn't it? I made pumpkin-pecan-cranberry-apple bread last week and I haven't been able to stay out of it :)

      Happy early Thanksgiving to you :) Hope yours is filled with lots of family and delicious, wonderful food!

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    29. I would love a hige slice right now with my tea! Lovely!

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    30. This sounds like a lovely cake - we don't get cranberries, but I bet raspberries subbed in would be good.

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    31. I bought a bunch of cranberries and stuck them in the freezer because I just knew I would come across a cranberry recipe I wanted to make!

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    32. your cranberry bread looks delicious! I love the colour and the texture looks amazing!! The orange goes so well with the cranberries!
      Thanks for sharing your creation with us!
      Dennis

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    33. I'm a quick bread fanatic here lately and am sure this one doesn't disappoint. The orange and cranberry flavor sounds perfect!

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    34. Tell Madeleine thanks for sharing. I didn't know about the "bounce berry" phenomenon. Unfortunately, it seems to work the opposite for me. The "riper" I get, the less I bounce.

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    35. (Can't wait to have a lovely daughter-in-law who shares recipes with me!) This bread looks fantastic! Luv all the orange juice with olive oil...have never done that before!

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    36. I can actually smell that bread! I love cranberry bread come this time of year (while they're still in-season). Yum! =)

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    37. A great combination of flavors. I'd love this bread too.

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    38. I've never had a chance to put so many fresh 'bouncies' all in one cake...thanks for this wonderful recipe Betty ;o)

      Ciao for now,
      Claudia

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    39. I made a cranberry orange bread yesterday too. Yum! What a great looking recipe. Have a terrific Thanksgiving!

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    40. Well that's a fun fact I didn't know! This looks just like the cranberry bread I remember from growing up. Please thank Madeleine for sharing her recipe.
      Happy Thanksgiving
      Mimi

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    41. I love fruity loaves. This cranberry loaf looks fantastic!

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    42. We make a similar cranberry bread in our family for Christmas morning which I love but have never enjoyed it toasted with cream cheese, that sounds so good.
      I'll have to give Madeleine's recipe a try, thanks for sharing:)

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    43. This cranberry bread looks delicious. Such a great texture. I have a number of recipes and keep adding new ones. I bake small loaves as little gifts around town and always have one or two in the freezer!

      Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

      Best,
      Bonnie

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    44. The bread already sounds yummie with orange and cranberries, now with nuts looks yummier :-)

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    45. wow..this looks so lovely:) i really love this combo so much.. thanks for sharing this and happy thanksgiving.

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    46. Beautiful bread...love the flavors and it looks incredibly moist :)

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    47. Love your recipes and photography. I'm your newest follower!

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