Cranberry-Walnut Bread with Orange Glaze

Cranberry-Walnut Bread with Orange Glaze
Debbie Matenopoulos is baking a delicious bread that also has added health benefits.

Ingredients Cranberry Walnut Bread

  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 eggs, large
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed orange juice
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • ½ cup walnut pieces, toasted
  • zest of 1 orange

Ingredients for Orange Glaze

  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • zest of 1 orange

Cranberry Walnut Bread with Orange Glaze - Home & Family

Yield: 1 loaf (12 servings)
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 75 minutes


1. To prepare cranberry-walnut bread: preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease an 8 ½ x 4 ½-inch loaf pan.

2. Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.

3. In a medium-sized bowl, lightly whisk eggs; add buttermilk, oil, orange juice and vanilla extract; whisk to blend. Pour over dry ingredients and mix just until combined.

4. Fold in cranberries, walnuts and orange zest. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.

5. Bake for 60 minutes; cover loosely with foil and bake an additional 10 to 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in bread comes out clean. Transfer loaf pan to a rack and cool for 15 minutes. Carefully remove loaf from pan and cool completely on rack.

6. To prepare orange glaze: in a small bowl, combine confectioner’s sugar and milk and whisk until smooth. Add orange zest and whisk to blend. Drizzle orange glaze over cooled cranberry-walnut bread.

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