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Spiced Orange Cranberry Bread

Sweet and tart this Spiced Cranberry Orange Bread is everybody's favorite.  Perfect for breakfast, brunch or a snack. Bake a pan for gift-giving for the holidays.
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Keyword bread ,, cranberry bread
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 8 slices
Calories 250kcal
Author Jere' @onehotoven



Spiced Orange Cranberry Bread Ingredients

  • 2 cups AP, flour
  • 3/4 cups white sugar can use coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. cardamom
  • 1 orange zested reserve 1 tsp. for the glaze
  • 1 egg, large
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted can use coconut oil
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup cranberries, chopped

Orange Zest Glaze Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tbls. butter, melted
  • 1 tbls. orange juice
  • 1 tsp. orange zest


Making the bread

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease the bottom of an 8" x 5" loaf pan.
  • Put the sugar in a large mixing bowl and add the zest of one orange.  With your fingers combine the sugar and the zest to mix.  
  • Add all the other dry ingredients to the bowl with the orange/sugar mixture and mix to combine 
  • Mix the egg, butter, and orange juice together then add to the dry ingredients.  Stir till just combined.
  • Gently fold in the chopped cranberries.
  • Spoon the batter into the prepared pan and bake for about 60 minutes, until the bread is golden brown and a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Remove the bread from the oven and let cool for 20 minutes before removing from the pan.  Finish cooling on a wire rack.

Glazing the Bread

  • In a small bowl add the powdered sugar and stir with a whisk to remove lumps.
  • Mix in the melted butter, orange juice, and orange zest to make a smooth icing. If your glaze is too thick add additional orange juice. If it is too runny add additional powdered sugar.
  • Spoon the glaze over the cooled Orange Cranberry Bread


Juice the orange for some of the orange juice you need, you will have to add additional juice to make 1 cup.
You can replace the sugar with coconut sugar, your bread will be darker.
One Hot Oven provides approximate nutritional information as a courtesy and cannot guarantee the accuracy for any recipe on this blog.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 49.9g | Fat: 3.9g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 256mg