Cranberry Orange Quick Bread Recipe

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Courtney Watson Modified: March 24, 2022
Cranberry Orange Quick Bread Recipe

How To Make Cranberry Orange Quick Bread

Tender cranberry-studded quick bread has the aroma of citrus and a smooth and sweet orange glaze that is sure to bring deliciousness to your holidays.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 35 minutes
Total: 55 minutes



  • 4cupscranberries,chopped
  • ¼cupgranulated sugar,for tossing the cranberries in
  • 4cupsflour
  • 2tspbaking soda
  • tspsalt
  • cupvegetable oil
  • 2cupssugar
  • 1orange zest
  • 2eggs
  • 2cupsorange juice,fresh is best, just use the orange you zested

For Glaze:

  • ¼cupfresh orange juice
  • ½cuppowdered sugar

For Garnish:

  • 2tbsporange peel,grated, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

  2. Wash and chop fresh (or frozen) cranberries, and with 1/4 cup granulated sugar, and set aside.

  3. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, and salt.

  4. In a separate bowl mix together together oil, 2 cups sugar, and orange zest, mix well

  5. Combine your flour mixture with your sugar mixture, then slowly add the egg and orange juice

  6. Mix until just combined.

  7. Fold in cranberries.

  8. Pour into 4 greased mini loaf pans, and bake 35-40 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

  9. Remove from oven and let cool in the pan 5 to 10 minutes

  10. Remove from pan, and let cool completely.

  11. Combine glaze ingredients and whisk together, adjust amount of powdered sugar used based on desired consistency.

  12. Pour glaze over bread and add orange peel (or candied orange peel) for garnish!

  13. Enjoy.


  • Calories: 237.71kcal
  • Fat: 6.84g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.56g
  • Trans Fat: 0.05g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.64g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.24g
  • Carbohydrates: 41.96g
  • Fiber: 1.51g
  • Sugar: 23.92g
  • Protein: 2.85g
  • Cholesterol: 13.33mg
  • Sodium: 219.62mg
  • Calcium: 10.37mg
  • Potassium: 91.00mg
  • Iron: 0.42mg
  • Vitamin A: 8.73µg
  • Vitamin C: 14.86mg
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