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Cranberry Orange Bread

Cranberry Orange Bread

  • Author: Audrey
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 12 slices 1x


Experience the mixture of cranberries and vibrant orange zest, in our Cranberry Orange Bread. Enjoy comfort and indulgence, with this Cranberry Orange Bread that seamlessly transitions from breakfast to a satisfying dessert. With each bite, you’ll discover a balance of flavors – the richness of butter and cream complementing the tart bursts of cranberry all enhanced by the refreshing citrus notes of orange. Created with care and a hint of nostalgia this bread carries within it the warmth of shared moments and the pleasure of savoring life’s joys.



1 orange

½ cup butter

¾ cup sugar

2 eggs (room temperature)

½ cup light cream or milk

1 ½ cups flour + 1 tbsp. for dusting cranberries

1 tsp baking powder

½ tsp salt

1 ¼ cups cranberries


2 tbsp. powdered sugar

2 tbsp. milk


Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Flour an 8×4 inch pan.

Grate the orange peel. Squeeze out 1 tablespoon of juice. Keep them aside.

Whisk together the sugar and butter until it becomes light and creamy. Then add the eggs and cream followed by stirring in 1 tablespoon of orange juice.

In a bowl combine the flour baking powder, salt and grated orange peel.

Gently incorporate the dry mixture into the butter mixture stirring until just combined.

Set aside 2 tablespoons of cranberries. Toss the remaining cranberries with 1 tablespoon of flour. Fold them into the batter. Pour the batter into the pan. Sprinkle with the reserved cranberries on top.

Bake for 50 55 minutes. Until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Once done allow the bread to cool on a rack.

Prepare a glaze by mixing sugar with milk. Poke holes in the loaf using a toothpick or fork and drizzle the glaze over it. Let it cool completely before serving. Enjoy!


To make a gluten-free version of our Cranberry Orange Bread follow these adjustments:

Flour: Replace the 1 ½ cups of all-purpose flour with a high-quality blend specifically made for gluten-free baking. Look for blends that have xanthan gum or another binding agent included to replicate the texture of flour.

Xanthan Gum: If your chosen gluten-free flour blend doesn’t already contain xanthan gum you may want to consider adding ½ to 1 teaspoon of xanthan gum to the mixture. This addition will enhance the structure and elasticity of the bread.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour