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Cranberry-Orange Walnut Bread

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Cranberry-Orange Walnut Bread

cranberry nut bread

Fresh cranberries are plentiful this time of year.

I love this quick bread with cream cheese for breakfast.

Cranberry-Orange Walnut Bread Makes 2 large loaves or 6 small loaves or 18 muffins 4 cups all-purpose unbleached flour 2 cups sugar 3 teaspoons baking powder 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 1/2 cup orange juice 4 tablespoons butter or shortening 2 tablespoons grated orange peel 2 eggs, beaten 3 cups (1 12 ounce package) fresh cranberries 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine the dry ingredients then stir in the wet ingredients. Stir in the cranberries and walnuts and pour into greased bread pans.

Large loaves need 50-55 minutes to bake, small loaves 30-35 minutes. A toothpick inserted into the center should come out clean when they are done.

Remove from the oven and allow to cool for at least 10 minutes before trying to remove the loaves from the pans.

cranberry nut bread

crumbbum's picture

oooo. that looks and sounds really yummy. I'll have to see what it comes out to in weightwatchers points. maybe I can tweak something.

Bakenstein's picture

The only thing I need to tweek here are the time and incline settings

on my treadmill!!!

Just kidding of course....I have really watch it too.

Boy does that LOOK GOOD Pilgrim.

Paddyscake's picture

at least the bread rush!! I made 16 loaves of your wonderful cran-orange bread and 12 loaves of sourdough for gifts. I started with a cran-orange I thought was great, until I tried yours. All has been shared with co-workers. A couple loaves of sourdough were confiscated by my 16 y/o stepson (Ryan) to take home, and cran-orange by my husband. We also have a great fruitcake that has been sprayed for the last 3 weeks with apple brandy. This one was made with blueberries, cherries, apricots, candied ginger, golden raisins and currants.

We are now working on the far peanut butter fudge and gingerbread popcorn. I felt awesome, hearing Ry telling his best bud, have to try some gingerbread popcorn, while they are playing "Guitar Hero"..she is an awesome cook. I am now in HEAVEN.

We are making pecan snowballs, chocolate/roca pretzels..and whatever we have time for..

Wishing you Happy Holidays..Thank you for all your help with bread dilemmas..Be Happy. Be Safe!!