Cranberry Orange Walnut Bread

Nothing says Christmas like cranberries, right?  I made this quick cranberry nut bread for Thanksgiving, and it was a hit.  Not overly sweet, yet not too tart and a lovely light orange flavor.  It would be the perfect addition to your Christmas menu.

Plus, I mean, it's practically healthy.  It's got cranberries and orange zest in it! 

Cranberry Orange Walnut Bread
(adapted from Ocean Spray) 
2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup orange juice
Zest of one orange
2 tablespoons shortening
1 egg, well beaten
1 1/2 cups chopped cranberries

3/4 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan.

Mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda in a medium mixing bowl. Stir in orange juice, orange peel, shortening and egg. Mix until well blended. Stir in cranberries and nuts. Spread evenly in loaf pan.

Bake for 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a rack for 15 minutes. Remove from pan; cool completely. 


Slice it up and serve it to your family & friends!  Fourteen days until Christmas! (somebody named MJ better get crafting....)

I'll be sharing this yummy recipe with my favorite link parties this week.  Join in the fun!