Homemade Cranberry Orange Bread Recipe

My daughter recently came to visit, and brought a delicious chocolate chip banana bread. She told me that she was learning just how easy and fun quick breads were to make. This reminded me of a recipe for cranberry orange bread that I use to make, and since I found some fresh cranberries in the grocery store this week, I thought I’d make some for this week’s recipe.

Homemade Cranberry Orange Bread Recipe

This recipe for cranberry orange bread is a great basic for the beginner cook. Super easy and great for baking in pretty paper loaf pans to give to friends.

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Quick breads are a lot like muffins. You simply mix the wet ingredients in one bowl, and then the dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Then you combine the two, making sure that you stir just enough to blend the two together, for the lightest and tastiest bread. This is one instance where my impatience is a good thing.


Typically you can make this bread in a loaf pan, but I really like these disposable loaf pans, which allow you to give your homemade treat as a beautiful and tasty gift. 


These little loaves are wonderful to serve when you have guests, with coffee and tea in the morning, offering just the right amount of sweetness for a light breakfast.


Here’s the recipe:


Homemade Cranberry Orange Bread Recipe

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12 slices


  • 2 cups chopped cranberries
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Juice and zest of one large orange
  • 2 egg beaten
  • 1.5 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Combine cranberries, sugar, butter, vanilla, orange juice, orange zest and beaten eggs in a large bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix slightly until all are just combined.
  5. Pour into a loaf pan or 2 paper loaf pans.
  6. Bake for 20 - 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the middle.


About Patti Estep

Patti is the creator of Hearth and Vine, a home and garden blog filled with projects to inspire your creative side. She loves crafting, gardening, decorating and entertaining at her home in Pennsylvania. When she is not working on a project at home or searching for treasures at nurseries and thrift stores with her girlfriends, you’ll probably find her with family and friends, at a restaurant, or home party enjoying new and different food adventures.

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  1. I LOVE cranberry orange anything so I am going to try this. And I bought the disposable pans – what a great idea! You’re the best. Sheila

  2. Looks delicious Patti! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner Link up!

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