Cranberry Orange Bread

The combination of cranberries and oranges adds a delicious explosion of flavour and is completely amazing, especially when combined to make a soft, moist bread. This beautiful marriage is demonstrated by our Cranberry Orange Bread recipe, which yields a colourful, zesty loaf that is equally pleasant to the appearance and the palate. This bread fills the air with its zesty scent and is ideal for breakfast, a mid-afternoon snack, or a sweet way to close the day. Every mouthful is guaranteed to be an experience you won’t soon forget. Together, let’s take on this baking adventure and produce a masterpiece that will undoubtedly end up as a treasured addition to your repertoire of recipes.

Preparation Time: 20 minutes prep, 55 minutes baking, 15 minutes cooling – total of 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Servings: Yields one 9×5 inch loaf, serving 8-10 slices.


  • 1 1/2 cups + 1 extra tablespoon all-purpose flour (for dusting)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup whole-milk yogurt (unflavored)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated orange zest
  • A dash of pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups cranberries (fresh or thawed from frozen)

Orange Elixir:

  • 1/3 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar

Citrus Glaze:

  • 1 cup sifted confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice

Directions & How to Prepare

  1. Preparation: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan, shaking out any excess flour.
  2. Dry Mix: Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl and set aside.
  3. Yogurt Fusion: In a large bowl, vigorously whisk together the yogurt, sugar, eggs, orange zest, vanilla extract, and vegetable oil. Gradually fold in the dry ingredients, mixing until just combined.
  4. Berry Blend: Toss the cranberries with the extra tablespoon of flour in a separate bowl, then gently fold them into the batter, ensuring even distribution without crushing the berries.
  5. Bake: Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake for 50-55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with just a few moist crumbs.
  6. Orange Syrup: Combine the orange juice and sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat. Allow the mixture to simmer for about 3 minutes after the sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat.
  7. Syrup Soak: Once the bread is slightly cooled, use a toothpick to poke holes throughout. Generously brush the orange syrup over the top and sides, allowing it to soak in. Apply a second coat for extra moisture and flavor.
  8. Glaze: Whisk together the confectioners’ sugar and orange juice to create a thick glaze. Drizzle over the cooled loaf, letting it cascade down the sides. Wait 15 minutes for the glaze to set before slicing.


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