Cooking at Home - Cranberry Nut Bread

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Published Sunday, December 15, 2019

Makes: 15 Servings

    Enjoy this bread for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Use fresh cranberries when in season for a burst of flavor.


    PICT RECIPE Cranberry Nut Bread - USDA
    Cranberry Nut Bread. Courtesy USDA.


    • 2 cup flour*
    • 2/3 cup sugar
    • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    • 2 teaspoon grated orange peel
    • 3/4 cup orange juice
    • 4 tablespoon butter, melted (or margarine) (1/4 cup)
    • 1 egg (or 2 egg whites) (medium)
    • 1 cup chopped cranberries
    • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
    • 1/3 powdered sugar (1/3 cup, optional, for glaze)
    • 1 water (1 teaspoon, optional, for glaze)


    1. Preheat oven to 350degF. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder and baking soda in a large bowl.
    2. Grate orange peeling, then squeeze juice from orange. Add additional orange juice to make 3/4 cup.
    3. In a separate bowl, blend orange juice, butter, egg, and grated orange peel; add to flour mixture, stirring until just blended. Mix in cranberries and walnuts.
    4. Pour batter into a 9- by 5-inch loaf pan, greased on bottom only.
    5. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes; remove and cool completely on wire rack.
    6. Optional: to make glaze, mix powdered sugar and water; add water as needed to make thin glaze. Drizzle over cooled loaf.


    *You can substitute 1/2 to 1 cup of the flour with whole wheat flour.

    All-purpose flour used for nutrition analysis and costing purposes.

    Source: North Dakota State University Extension Service

    Nutrition Information

    Serving Size: 1 slice, 1/15 of recipe (58g)





    Total Fat

    5 g

    Saturated Fat

    2 g


    19 mg


    180 mg

    Total Carbohydrate

    24 g

    Dietary Fiber

    1 g

    Total Sugars

    10 g

    Added Sugars included

    8 g


    3 g

    Vitamin D

    0 mcg


    37 mg


    1 mg


    66 mg

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