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Cranberry Orange Loaf
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4.62 from 18 votes

Cranberry Orange Loaf Bread Recipe

Made with fresh cranberries, this moist Cranberry Orange Bread Loaf has a deliciously sweet citrus flavor which balances out the slightly tart berries. This sweet cranberry bread recipe is the perfect bread to gift in mini loaf pans.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cranberry loaf, Cranberry Orange Bread, Cranberry Orange Loaf
Servings: 12 slices
Calories: 259.17cal
Author: Amy Desrosiers
Cost: $5


  • loaf pan


  • 2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup fresh orange juice & zest (large navel orange)
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 6 tbsps melted butter unsalted
  • 1 cup whole cranberries chopped
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds can sub in pecans or walnuts *can be omitted


  • Preheat oven to 375° degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Line a loaf pan with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, add the flour, Domino® Golden Sugar, salt, baking powder, and soda. Whisk until well-combined.
  • Add in melted butter, buttermilk, egg, zest, and orange juice.
  • Using a wooden spoon, mix until combined. 
  • Fold in the nuts and cranberries, and mix.
  • Pour batter into the parchment-lined loaf pan.
  • Bake at 375° f. for 20 minutes. 
  • After 20 minutes, reduce heat to 350 and bake for another 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean. 
  • Allow cranberry loaf to cool before slicing.  


Nutritional Values may differ from and are meant to be a guide. 
This recipe calls for a small number of nuts. You can either omit the nuts or add up to ½ cup of your favorite. Walnuts, pecans, and slivered almonds pair perfectly with these flavors.  
Additionally, if you do not have parchment paper to line to loaf pan(s) with, you can use nonstick spray to coat the pan


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 259.17cal | Carbohydrates: 44.25g | Protein: 3.86g | Fat: 7.93g | Saturated Fat: 4.12g | Cholesterol: 34.09mg | Sodium: 172.41mg | Potassium: 122.17mg | Fiber: 1.33g | Sugar: 27.31g | Vitamin A: 256.81IU | Vitamin C: 6.27mg | Calcium: 48.46mg | Iron: 1.21mg