This delicious cranberry orange bread makes the perfect holiday or party gift. Or, save it for yourself to enjoy for breakfast or all day long.
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 50 minutes
- Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
1⁄2 cup sugar (add 1/4–1/2 cup for more sweetness)
1 tablespoon baking powder
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
Zest from 1 orange
2⁄3 cup fresh orange juice
3 egg whites, lightly beaten
3 tablespoons melted butter
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 1⁄2 cups fresh cranberries (6 ounces)
1⁄2 cup walnuts, chopped (2 ounces)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease the bottom and sides of a loaf pan and set aside.
- In a bowl, sift and mix all the dry ingredients together. Stir in the orange zest. Make a well and one by one, add the orange juice, eggs, butter and oil. Stirring from the center, gently continue mixing (be sure not to overmix). Add the cranberries and walnuts and continue mixing.
- Transfer the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle of the loaf comes out clean. Let cool in the pan for 5 to 10 minutes and remove. Transfer loaf to a wire rack. Serve.