Cranberry, walnut and orange loaf

13 December 2011 § 2 Comments

If you over-bought for Thanksgiving, then you probably have a packet of cranberries hiding in your fridge. So before we get too carried away with the spirit of the holidays, let’s get frugal.

This bread would be good for breakfast – the cranberries and banana make it healthier than your average muffin. Also it is incredibly easy.


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries, roughly chopped or squished (so they don’t explode in the oven)
  • 1 mashed ripe banana
  • ½ cup walnuts or pecans
  • 2 cups organic white flour (I used substituted 1/2 cup white flour with spelt flour to make it a bit healthier)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • Zest and juice from 1 orange (plus orange juice from a carton) to make ¾ cup

Preheat over to 325°F. Butter a loaf tin. Warm the orange juice in a pan and add to the butter and stir to melt. Once melted take off the heat. Beat the egg in another bowl and gradually add the sugar, beating well.

Add remaining ingredients and orange mixture, blend well. Spoon into pan and bake for one hour. Remove and cool.

I said it was easy didn’t I. So if you have cranberries in your fridge, use ’em or lose ’em.


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§ 2 Responses to Cranberry, walnut and orange loaf

  • Ann White says:

    That looks really good, makes me want to buy more cranberries to try it.
    I want to make it, soon.

    Anna xx

  • momo says:

    I could willingly eat a slice of that right now .Looks yummy !!!!
    I use lots of ( dried ) cranberries in all sort of salads and dishes .aren`t they supposed to be very healthy!!! and they give ” colour ” as we also ” eat with our eys ”
    Luv to all Tante mo xxxxxxxxxxx

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