Cranberry Orange Bread

Now that it is November, cranberries are starting to appear everywhere. Although cranberries by themselves can be tart, the sweetness of this bread and the orange even out the flavor. This would make a great breakfast treat over Thanksgiving weekend if you’re hosting any family!

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Recipe adapted from here.

Ingredients
4 cups of flour
2 teaspoons of baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoon of salt
2 cups sugar and 1/4 cup (use separately)
4 cups fresh or frozen cranberries cut in half
2 tablespoons grated orange rind (from 1-2 oranges)
2 eggs
1 cup orange juice
1 cup water
2/3 cup vegetable oil
2 cups chopped pecans or walnuts

1. Slice the cranberries in half and top with the 1/4 cup of sugar. Mix and then set aside.

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2. Mix the flour, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl, then set aside.

3. In an electric mixer, beat the sugar, orange rind, and vegetable oil. Mix in the eggs and then scrape down the sides of the bowl.

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4. Slowly add the flour mixture, orange juice, and water to the bowl while mixing at a low speed.  Scrape down the sides of the bowl again.

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5. Add the nuts and cranberries and mix just until incorporated.

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6. Spray two bread pans with cooking spray and pour the batter into the pans. Cook at 350 degrees for about 45-60 minutes. The bread is done when a toothpick comes out clean.

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