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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


Spiced Orange Cranberry Bread Ingredients

  • ¾ cups white sugar can use coconut sugar
  • 1 orange zested reserve 1 tsp. for the glaze
  • 2 cups AP, flour
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp. cardamom
  • 1 egg, large
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted can use coconut oil
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup cranberries, chopped

Orange Zest Glaze Ingredients

  • ½ 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.
  • Using a food processor or a food chopper, chop the whole cranberries then gently fold them into the batter until incorporated. Do not over mix the cranberries or your batter will become pink.
  • 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


The batter for this recipe is thick.
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 of any recipe on this blog.


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