Cranberry-Orange Quick Bread

I’m not bashful about it – I love quick breads! Combining your favorite flavors and in an hour have warm, delicious bread. They are easy to mix up, easy to freeze, and easy to eat! On Monday I posted about Cinnamon-Raisin Bread, and here’s another one of my favorites: Cranberry-Orange Bread. This one is a gem because it’s flavors actually improve after a day or so. Make it the day before breakfast or brunch and your family will be grateful!

~ Theresa

What you need:

Cranberry-Orange Bread


  • 2 c. all purpose flour
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1 1/2 t. baking powder
  • 1/2 t. baking soda
  • 1 c. sugar
  • juice from 1 orange
  • 2 T. vegetable oil
  • 1 c. boiling water
  • 1 egg
  • zest from 1 orange
  • 1 c. chopped raw cranberries, can be frozen
  • cooking spray


  • cutting board and knife
  • 1 c. measuring cup
  • whisk, spatula
  • small and large mixing bowl
  • 9×5 inch loaf pan
  • cooling rack

Time: 10 minutes prep, 60-75 minutes baking plus cooling time

Freezeable: Yes! Quick breads are one of my favorite things to freeze.

Serves: Makes 1 loaf, about 12 slices.

Multiplying the recipe: Yes, it doubles easily. I almost always double quick bread recipes.

Cranberry-Orange Quick Bread:

Preheat the oven to 325F. Start heating 1 c. water to boil.

Whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Beat egg in a small mixing bowl. Put fresh-squeezed orange juice in measuring cup, then add the oil. Add enough boiling water to reach 1 cup. Pour this into the small mixing bowl with the egg.

Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients with a spatula until just moistened. Add in the orange zest and cranberries. Do not overmix!

Pour into a greased 9×5 loaf pan. Bake for 60-75 minutes. Remove to cooling rack to cool completely.

Cranberry-Orange Bread

About Cooking for the Fam

Katie and Theresa are sisters-in-law who are passionate about food, passionate about family, and passionate about making and sharing food with their families. The Fam needs to eat. Make it good!
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