Cranberry Bread with Orange Glaze Recipe

Cranberry Bread with Orange Glaze Recipe

How To Make Cranberry Bread with Orange Glaze

Delight in the sweet mix of fruity flavors with this cranberry bread. This moist loaf is topped with cinnamon streusel then finished with an orange glaze.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 55 minutes
Total: 1 hour 15 minutes



For the Streusel:

  • ¼cupall purpose flour,spoon and leveled
  • 2tbspgranulated sugar
  • ½tspground cinnamon
  • 3tbspunsalted butter,cold and cubed

For the Bread:

  • 2cupsall purpose flour,spoon and leveled
  • 1tspbaking soda
  • ½tspsalt
  • 1large egg,at room temperature
  • ½cuplight or dark brown sugar,packed
  • ½cupgranulated sugar
  • 1cupbuttermilk,at room temperature
  • cupvegetable oil,or melted coconut oil
  • 1tsppure vanilla extract
  • 2tsporange zest
  • 1cupcranberries,fresh or frozen, do not thaw
  • ½cuppecans or walnuts,chopped, optional

For the Glaze:

  • 1cupconfectioners’ sugar
  • 1-2tbsporange juice


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9×5-inch loaf pan with nonstick spray.


  1. Whisk the flour, sugar, and cinnamon together in a medium bowl. Cut in the cold butter with a pastry cutter, by hand, or with two forks until the mixture resembles pea-size crumbs.

  2. Keep the streusel cold, so place in the refrigerator (covered or uncovered) until ready to use.


  1. Whisk the flour, baking soda, and salt together in a large bowl. In a medium bowl, whisk the egg, brown sugar, and granulated sugar together until combined.

  2. Whisk in the buttermilk, oil, vanilla, and orange zest. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, then whisk to completely combine. Avoid over-mixing. Fold in the cranberries and nuts (if using).

  3. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Top evenly streusel, pressing the streusel down gently into the top of the bread so it sticks.

  4. Bake the bread for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Cover loosely with foil about halfway through to ensure even browning.

  5. Poke the center of the bread with a toothpick. If it comes out clean, the bread is done. Oven times will vary between ovens.

  6. Cool bread completely in the pan set on a wire rack.


  1. In a small bowl, whisk the confectioners’ sugar and orange juice together. Add more orange juice depending on preferred consistency. Drizzle over cooled bread.

  2. Slice and serve. Cover and store leftover bread at room temperature for 1 day or in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.


  • Calories: 316.97kcal
  • Fat: 12.89g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.76g
  • Trans Fat: 0.17g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 7.14g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.25g
  • Carbohydrates: 47.25g
  • Fiber: 1.55g
  • Sugar: 27.79g
  • Protein: 4.09g
  • Cholesterol: 23.95mg
  • Sodium: 232.57mg
  • Calcium: 41.08mg
  • Potassium: 99.95mg
  • Iron: 1.37mg
  • Vitamin A: 34.42µg
  • Vitamin C: 2.57mg
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