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Cranberry Nut Bread

A winter coffee break is like music to my ears. Oh, how I adore a coffee break any time of year. The joy of a great quality cup of coffee and fresh-baked cranberry nut bread savored during the winter months is the best.

This quick bread recipe is so moist and easy to make. It makes the perfect baked bread for gift-giving.

Winter is a break for the earth, and I find I can relax and enjoy this “break,” too.

Cranberry orange bread

Cranberry orange bread

Note: Using a French Press is my preferred method for brewing the perfect cup of coffee on a winter’s day.

The smell of the grinding coffee beans and the baking bread is part of the experience. You definitely want to invite over girlfriends to share this wonderful coffee break.

The Cranberry Nut Bread is so moist and flavorful it will be a favorite. Easy and basic, just like the wonderful coffee brewed in the French Press. My sister gave me this wonderful recipe years ago, and we still look forward to the winter coffee break with her Cranberry Nut Bread recipe.

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How to Make Cranberry Nut Bread

This recipe is one of the easiest I have found. It is made in one bowl and mixed by hand.

Ingredients for cranberry nut bread

Ingredients for cranberry nut bread

 

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What You Will Need to Make Cranberry Nut Bread

Supplies and tools:

Ingredients:

(Preheat oven to 350 degrees F)

  • 2 cups wheat flour
  • one cup of sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • one tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 Tbls. butter
  • 1 Tbls. orange zest
  • one egg
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh cranberries (or dried cranberries)
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts

Cranberry, Orange, and Nut Bread Step by Step

In a large bowl, add softened butter and sugar using a pastry blender to cream them together.

Next, add dry ingredients blend.

Stir in orange zest, orange juice, egg, until well blended.

Fold in chopped cranberries and walnuts (I used pecans).

Pour bread dough into a greased loaf pan (like this one).

Note: This recipe makes 3 to 4 mini loaves.

Place in a preheated 350 oven for 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Cool 15 minutes in the pan on a wire rack, then turn out the bread onto the cooling rack and cool completely.

Tip: You can freeze fresh cranberries in their bag (do not wash first). I recommend placing the cranberry bag in a freezer bag first.

Bread batter ready for the oven

Bread batter ready for the oven

Cooling fresh baked bread

Cooling freshly baked bread

Best Cranberry bread recipe

The best Cranberry bread recipe

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Cranberry bread is delicious sliced and served with butter. To make the butter curls, I used this gadget.

Cranberry bread with butter curls

Cranberry Bread with butter curls

Another idea is to bake muffins with this recipe.

Cranberry orange muffins

Cranberry orange muffins

Holiday Gift Giving Ideas

It makes the perfect baked gift as well. For gift-giving, I like to bake the recipe into three mini loaf pans.

Cranberry nut mini loaf

Cranberry nut mini loaf

These mini loaves look perfect for holiday gift-giving with a simple gift wrap.

Gift wrap supplies:

Cut the parchment paper to cover about half the loaf and long enough to wrap around the loaf and tape closed.

Wrap the baker’s twine around the loaf a few times, add a tag, and sprig of cedar.

Gift wrapped mini loaf of Cranberry Nut Bread

Gift wrapped mini loaf of Cranberry Nut Bread.

Mini Loaves Gift wrapped and ready for gift-giving

Mini Loaves Gift wrapped and ready for gift-giving

French press coffee and bread

French press coffee and bread

How to make French Press Coffee:

Recipe for the perfect cup of coffee

1. 4 cups French Press

2. 2 cups of 200 degrees Fahrenheit water

3. 26 grams of whole coffee beans

How I brew the perfect cup of coffee in a French Press is I start with fresh ground coffee and hot water (200 degrees Fahrenheit). First, I pour the fresh ground coffee into the French Press and add enough hot water to cover the grounds.

Then, I stir and let the coffee bloom for one minute. Then, I add the remaining water and stir. I put the lid on and set the timer for 3 minutes.

After the 3 minutes, I push the plunger down and pour the wonderfully fresh coffee into my favorite coffee cups. Enjoy!

Fresh Cranberry, orange, and nut bread

Cranberry Nut Bread

Enjoy some fresh baked Cranberry Nut Bread. This recipe is so easy it is made in one bowl - no mixer required. It is perfect for gift-giving...
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cranberry Nut Bread
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 256kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 Tbls. shortening or butter solid blend with a pastry blender into dry ingredients
  • 1 Tbls. orange zest
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups cranberries coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts I use pecans

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix everything together by hand except the cranberries and nuts.
  • Fold in 1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped cranberries and 1/2 cup chopped nuts.
  • Grease loaf pan.
  • Bake 55 minutes.
  • Let cool for 15 minutes.
  • Next turn it out of the pan.
  • Bon appétit!

Notes

Enjoy some fresh baked Cranberry Nut Bread. This recipe is so easy it is made in one bowl - no mixer required. It is perfect for gift-giving...
 

Nutrition

Calories: 256kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 345mg | Potassium: 109mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 76IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 2mg
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Serving coffee and Cranberry Nut Bread:

I serve the bread while still hot from the oven, so coordinating the brewing of the coffee and the bread bake time is imperative to serve both hot.

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This a great recipe for drop-in guests too!

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Have a great day,

Kippi

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