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Orange-Chip Cranberry Bread Recipe

Orange-Chip Cranberry Bread Recipe

Tart berries, crunchy nuts and sweet chocolate are simply scrumptious when mixed together in this easy quick bread. Sometimes I'll top it off with an orange-flavored glaze.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling YIELD:24 servings


  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped fresh or frozen cranberries, thawed
  • 1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar, optional
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice, optional


  • 1. In a bowl, combine the first five ingredients. In another bowl, combine eggs, oil and orange peel; mix well. Add to dry ingredients alternately with buttermilk. Fold in cranberries, chocolate chips and walnuts.
  • 2. Pour into two greased 8x4-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. If glaze is desired, combine confectioners' sugar and orange juice until smooth; spread over cooled loaves. Yield: 2 loaves.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 220 calories, 13g fat (3g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 76mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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PatriciaAnn1944 User ID: 7521640 75559
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2013

"Love this recipe. I can get 4 mini loaves from this. Because I have a small oven, I bake for 20 min. Then rotate the pan and bake another 20 min. Everybody loves it, even folks who jav never had it before."

DaniCalifornia User ID: 2091154 89978
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2012

"I used white chocolate chips and this sweet, tart "bread" is really delicious! I'll definitely make it again."

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