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One of my favorite ever flavor combinations is cranberry and orange, so today’s recipe for cranberry orange bread is one of my absolute favorite treats to make.

It all started when my mom convinced me to try mixing cranberry juice into my orange juice. The tart flavor of the cranberry perfectly balances the sweetness of the orange. Cranberry orange juice is still my favorite drink, but it’s gone far beyond just juice now. I absolutely love the tartness of cranberries and how they can complement a sweet salad, baked good, or even soup so well.

The recipe I’m sharing today is one that I got from my good friend Kristin. She made it for a baby shower we hosted together a couple of years ago, and I knew I had to have it. I recently found out that my local Whole Foods actually sells frozen cranberries, which are absolutely perfect for this recipe. And knowing that there are frozen cranberries available all year long opens a huge door of possibilities for me and my cranberry orange addiction. They will be perfect for adding a zing of flavor and bling of color to this cranberry and mixed green salad.

The bread is fairly simple to make but does take a little bit of time because you start out by chopping all of the cranberries in half. But I’m getting ahead of myself, let’s start at the beginning.

CRANBERRY ORANGE BREAD RECIPE WITH FREE PRINTABLE GIFT TAGSIngredients

  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups sugar + 1/4 cup to put on top of the cranberries
  • 4 cups fresh or frozen cranberries cut in half
  • 2 Tbs grated orange rind
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup water
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups chopped pecans or walnuts

Instructions

  1. Slice cranberries in half. Top with 1/4 cup sugar then set aside.
  2. Mix together flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine 2 cups sugar, orange rind, and vegetable oil.

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