Cranberry Orange Bread

January 14, 2016

Stay healthy all winter long with this sweet and tart antioxidant-rich Cranberry Orange Bread.

Cranberry Orange Bread Loaf on Plate

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I was compensated for writing the original article and developing the recipe found in the December 2015 issue of Today’s Dietitian. I was not compensated for sharing the column or magazine with readers on my blog. All opinions are my own.

In my opinion, cranberries and oranges go together like peanut butter and jelly or grilled cheese and tomato soup. I’ve previously shared the flavor combo in my Orange-Ginger Cranberry Sauce and Iced Orange-Cranberry Biscotti and now I’ve put these two nutrient-rich winter fruits together once again in my Cranberry Orange Bread.

This post is long overdue – you may recall back in December I mentioned this recipe was coming before the New Year arrived. But as usual time got away with me (I’m working on that for 2016!) and I didn’t get a chance to share this recipe with you in time for your holiday parties, Christmas morning breakfast, or your DIY holiday gifts. But at long last, here is my recipe for this delicious whole-grain, dairy-free, and nut-free Cranberry Orange Bread.

Cranberry Orange Bread Sliced

This Cranberry Orange Bread was originally featured in my December 2015 Culinary Corner column in Today’s Dietitian Magazine, where you will also find my article all about the health benefits of cranberries and some different ways to use them in the kitchen.

Although the holidays are over, oranges and cranberries are still at their peak, so I hope you give this bread a try for your next weekend brunch or when you’re holed up in the house on a snowy day! Be sure to save the recipe for Thanksgiving and Christmas next year too! And if you’re looking for another nutritious and delicious winter sweet quick bread, try my Chocolate Pear Loaf made with Greek yogurt!

Sliced Cranberry Orange Bread

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Cranberry Orange Bread

Cranberry Orange Bread

Yield: 16
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

This whole-grain Cranberry Orange Bread will keep you healthy all winter long thanks to antioxidant-rich cranberries and vitamin C-rich oranges.

Vegetarian, Dairy-Free, Nut-Free, Kosher


  • Cooking spray
  • 2 cups (250 g) white whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon table salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries, halved


  1. Preheat oven to bake at 350 degrees F. Grease a loaf pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
  3. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together oil, eggs, orange juice, and orange zest.
  4. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and whisk until just combined. Do not overmix. Fold in the cranberries and let batter stand about 10 minutes.
  5. Pour batter into greased loaf pan and bake 55 min to 1 hour. Loosely cover the loaf pan with foil about halfway through baking to ensure the top does not get too well done.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1/16th
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 172

What’s your favorite winter flavor combo?

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  1. What a lovely simple recipe! I love that you used white-wheat flour – it’s a personal favorite. Today’s Dietitian used to be my favorite print magazine – I didn’t know they were still around – yay!

    1. Thanks so much Alisa! It was actually my first time using white wheat flour and i really loved it! So glad to know you like TD Mag and glad I could let you know it’s still in print (and online!). Be sure to check out the Culinary Corner every month for my recipes πŸ˜‰

  2. 4 stars
    Sounds good I’ll have to try this. I found the link on a Women’s Health breakfast article.

    Note: This is not vegan (the eggs) and I would have liked more nutrition information.

    1. Thanks Brii. Glad you found the recipe and hope you enjoy it! My apologies for marking this as vegan- thank you for bringing that to my attention. It is dairy-free, but you are correct, it does have eggs in it. Hope you can still enjoy it or use an egg substitute to make it if you are vegan πŸ™‚

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