Cranberry-Orange Quickbread
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Posted By: Adina Bailey, Co-Founder, TakeThemAMeal.com on Dec 24, 2012

Cranberry-Orange Quickbread
 

This is a fantastic quick bread (made with baking soda rather than yeast) that seems like the perfect kind of treat for this time of year. It's the same basic process as making your favorite banana bread or zucchini bread, but the bright flavors of the citrus and cranberries give it a unique personality and great flavor.

We liked this recipe a lot, especially because it doesn't rely too much on sugar and fats to give it flavor: it has just enough of each to give a nice moistness and sweetness that help bring out the other flavors rather than drown them out. The cranberries are fairly tart, and there are quite a few of them in the recipe, so if you're not that much of a cranberry fan feel free to reduce the amount in the recipe the first time you try it

Enjoy!

Cranberry-Orange Quickbread

 
Cranberry-Orange Quickbread

Preheat oven to 350F. Combine flour, sugars, salt, baking soda and baking powder. In a separate bowl, mix the oil/butter, egg, orange juice and marmalade.

Cranberry-Orange Quickbread

Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix, then fold in the cranberries. Don't worry about getting all the lumps out of the batter.

Cranberry-Orange Quickbread

Pour into a greased loaf pan and bake for 55-65 minutes. Remove and cool for a few minutes, then remove from pan to finish cooling.

Cranberry-Orange Quickbread

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 55 minutes
Total time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Serves: 6-8

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil or unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup orange marmalade
  • 12 ounces whole cranberries

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Combine flour, sugars, salt, baking soda and baking powder. In a separate bowl, mix the oil/butter, egg, orange juice and marmalade.
  2. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix, then fold in the cranberries. Don't worry about getting all the lumps out of the batter.
  3. Pour into a greased loaf pan and bake for 55-65 minutes. Remove and cool for a few minutes, then remove from pan to finish cooling. Serve to hungry friends!

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