Cranberry Orange Loaf
  • 2 cups flour (all-purpose or gluten free all purpose)
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
  • 1½ cups fresh cranberries
  • ½ cup pecans, coarsely chopped (optional)
  • ¼ cup margarine or butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ cup orange juice
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x5 inch loaf pan. Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir in orange zest, cranberries, and pecans. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together margarine, sugar, and egg until smooth. Stir in orange juice. Beat in flour mixture until just moistened. Pour into prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 1 hour in the preheated oven, or until the bread springs back when lightly touched. Let stand 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool. Wrap in plastic when completely cool.
  4. Optional Glaze- ¼ cup orange juice, ½ teaspoon Vanilla Extract, Confectioners Sugar (as needed) Stir in Confectioner sugar to orange mix until desired thickness. Pour over bread.
Recipe by My Hot Southern Mess at