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Cranberry and orange are the perfect flavors for this cranberry orange loaf. Make a loaf of this for breakfast with overnight guests the day after Thanksgiving. Goes great with that cup of coffee, too!

Cranberry orange loaf is an easy make-ahead breakfast to have for overnight guests! Recipe on tablefortwoblog.com

Cranberry orange loaf is an easy make-ahead breakfast to have for overnight guests! Recipe on tablefortwoblog.com

Cranberry orange loaf is an easy make-ahead breakfast to have for overnight guests! Recipe on tablefortwoblog.com

This weekend was such a blur. Jason’s parents came in town for a quick visit. We hadn’t seen them since Labor Day weekend and my parents hadn’t seem them since our wedding in April! It was nice that we were all able to get together and catch up. Jason and I took his parents to eat pho for the very first time on Saturday for lunch. They were very impressed with it and we were glad they liked it. There was a point during lunch we thought they weren’t going to finish because they didn’t like it but we were wrong! :) I now need to learn to make it at home so we can have it all winter long.

Yesterday, we went to Pennsylvania for the day to surprise his grandma for her 90th birthday. It was a really sweet moment. All her sons came in town for it along with a bunch of Jason’s cousins and she didn’t know any of this and her husband was even in on it!. Everyone told her they would be out of town and then they all showed up at her church and she started crying. Ahh, I love grandparents :) they’re the sweetest!

Cranberry orange loaf is an easy make-ahead breakfast to have for overnight guests! Recipe on tablefortwoblog.com

Cranberry orange loaf is an easy make-ahead breakfast to have for overnight guests! Recipe on tablefortwoblog.com

So, one of my favorite flavor combinations is cranberry orange. I just love the sweet-tart flavor and the orange scent always makes me smile. Really – something about the orange scent, every time I get a whiff of it at any bakery, I’m instantly smiling and wanting another whiff :) my favorite fruity flavor muffin is cranberry orange (and I’m actually really surprised I don’t have it on my blog!) and I’m always such a sucker for the Starbucks’ cranberry orange bread whenever I see they have it in the case.

You’ll love this cranberry orange loaf for the holidays this year. It makes a decent amount so you and all your overnight guests can have a slice the next morning with their cup of coffee! I bought two bags of cranberries last year and froze one and thawed it out a couple months ago and made this cranberry orange loaf :) it was so easy and I loved having a slice every morning for the entire week!

Cranberry Orange Loaf

Cranberry and orange are the perfect flavors for this cranberry orange loaf. Make a loaf of this for breakfast with overnight guests the day after Thanksgiving. Goes great with that cup of coffee, too!
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 1 hr 5 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 20 mins
Servings (adjustable, but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings): 1 loaf of bread
Calories: 436kcal
Author: Julie Chiou

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Zest of 1 medium-sized orange
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries

Optional streusel topping

  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 6 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter, cold

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a 9x5-inch loaf pan with parchment paper, with a 2-inch overhang on either side. Lightly grease the parchment paper and exposed pan. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and orange zest. Make a well in the center of the mixture.
  • In a medium bowl, beat together eggs, milk, and melted butter.
  • Gently pour the egg mixture into the well of the dry ingredients and whisk together until just combined. The mixture may be a little lumpy - it's ok. Gently fold in the cranberries with a spatula and try not to break any as they'll dye your batter pink :)
  • Pour batter into prepared pan, spread evenly.
  • If you choose to add the streusel topping, combine brown sugar and flour together in a small bowl, then using a pastry cutter, cut the butter into the brown sugar and flour until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle the streusel mixture on top of the batter.
  • Bake for 65 to 70 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. If bread is browning too quickly, cover with foil for the last 15-20 minutes of baking.
  • Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes then pulling up on the parchment paper overhang, carefully pull out the bread from the pan and let cool completely on the wire rack.
  • Slice and serve.
  • Wrap tightly in saran wrap or store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Notes

Adapted from Fall Baking, page 116
Nutrition Facts
Cranberry Orange Loaf
Amount Per Serving (0.125 of recipe)
Calories 436 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Carbohydrates 62g21%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 38g42%
Protein 5g10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.

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Linda

Sunday 26th of November 2017

I tried to print this great receipe for Cranberry Orange Bread. What is up with all the lines thru the receipe and you can not read it. Try printing it yourself. This will be gifts this year !!! Thanks for sharing, I could not print it .....sad.

Julie

Sunday 26th of November 2017

Hi, that's strange. I just tried and I was able to see it with no lines? Can you refresh the page and try again?

Juanita

Thursday 8th of December 2016

Has anyone else made this? I have a hard time find a cranberry loaf recipe that is moist. Most of the ones I've made the loaf comes out dense and dry and falls apart when you slice it and not at all moist.

Michelle

Saturday 16th of January 2016

Could this be made with frozen cranberries or should they be thawed first?

Julie

Sunday 17th of January 2016

They would need to be thawed first and pat dry.

Nutmeg Nanny

Wednesday 20th of November 2013

Yum!! I love cranberry-orange together :) this loaf looks perfect!

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