cranberry bread recipe

Cranberry Orange Bread

Cranberry Orange Bread is a delicious and festive twist on my Sweet Bread recipe. The addition of cranberries and orange zest elevate it into an elegant Christmas Bread for breakfast, brunch, snacks and gifting. These little loaves make your home smell like Christmas and quickly disappear!

Course Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword breads, breakfast, brunch, christmas, cranberry, orange, quick bread, snack, sweet breads
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 48
Author Julie Blanner


  • 2 c sugar
  • 4 c flour
  • 2 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 c milk
  • 2/3 c vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp orange zest
  • 1 1/2 c cranberries


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Combine sugar, flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

  3. Beat eggs, milk and oil.

  4. Gradually add dry mixture to wet until just moist.

  5. Fold in orange zest and cranberries. 

  6. Greast 5 minuature baking dishes pour mixture an inch below to the top to compensate for rise.

  7. Garnish with orange slices, cranberries and sugar.

  8. Bake 40 minutes.

Recipe Notes

You can use a standard loaf pan, just increase bake time and use toothpick to test. When it comes out clean, the bread is ready to remove from the oven.