Whole Wheat Cranberry Orange Bread

This is an absolutely delicious, healthier version of a holiday bread I created several years ago. It is a great bread for gift giving and for holiday parties. Cranberries are harvested in  September and October and available fresh up until Christmas.  Keep this recipe in mind as the Fall months approach, and stock up on some extra cranberries in your freezer.

2 cups white whole wheat flour
2 tsp. non-aluminum baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. sea salt
1 Tbsp. grated orange zest
2 cups fresh whole cranberries
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
1 cup raw sugar
1/4 cup Earth Balance butter
1 flax egg (1 Tbsp. ground flax seed mixed with 3 Tbsp. water)
3/4 cup orange juice

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Oil and flour a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan.
2.  Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
3.  Stir in orange zest, cranberries, and walnuts.  Set aside.
4.  In a sauce pan , cream together butter, sugar, and flax egg until smooth.  Stir in Orange juice.
Heat on  medium until raw sugar has been absorbed.
5.  Gently fold wet ingredients into dry and pour into prepared pan. 
6.  Bake for 1 hour in preheated oven, or until the bread springs back when lightly touched.
7.  Let stand 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool. 

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  1. This recipe sounds easy enough for me! I hope I remember it come October and November.

    1. Shen,
      It is a really delicious bread, so I hope you remember to make it. Please let me know if you do and how it turned out. I hope you are having a wonderful summer:)

  2. I saw this recipe in my inbox last night and made it for morning tea today. My 2 year old helped me, to celebrate Fathers Day today.
    I used sunflower seeds in place of the nuts. It was/is lovely, just lovely. Thanks so much for the recipe.

  3. I had a question for you about classes that you teach. Will you please email me at thebreadgeek@gmail.com so that I may email you my question?


  4. This looks fabulous for fall!!! Cranberries and orange? YUMMY!!!


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