Yummy Holiday Cranberry Bread

The holiday season is upon us.  I’ve been baking up a storm with my little helper.  We’ve made a lot of pumpkin bread in the past few weeks.  Some for the neighbors, some for family get togethers, and more than I should have made for us for breakfast.  And now I’m sick of all things pumpkin…except my pumpkin creamer which I haven’t had my fill of yet since I can’t eat dairy right now 😦  Anyways, it’s finally time for my favorite holiday bread recipe, cranberry bread!  My Mom has been baking this bread for years and every year I look forward to it.  This year I finally attempted it.  It’s super easy and amazingly sweet and tart at the same time.

*Sorry I have no food porn for you.  I neglected to take a picture of my little helper’s work after he put the bowl (with some of the dough in it still) on his head and said “I’m a pirate mommy, look at my Captain Hook hand” (a whisk).  So you get the recipe only.

Holiday Cranberry Bread

Ingredients

2 C Flour

1 C Sugar

1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder

1 tsp Salt

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/4 C Butter (I substituted olive oil here since I’m not doing dairy)

1 Egg

Zest of 1 Orange

3/4 C Orange Juice

3 C Cranberries (chopped)

1/2 C Chopped Walnuts (optional)

Directions

Oil and flour your loaf pans.  Get out your food processor for those cranberries!  One 12 ounce bag of cranberries should give you about 3 Cups after they’ve been through the food processor.  My mom’s recipe has an order of when to mix things, but I just threw everything in and it turned out fine so I suggest you save yourself some time (and from dirtying an extra bowl) and do the same.

Mix everything together.   Fill loaf pans about half way and bake at 350 for 1 hour.

Enjoy!

*Only make this when the cranberries are in season during late fall and early winter or it won’t be good (according to my Mom)

Advertisements

One thought on “Yummy Holiday Cranberry Bread

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s