cranberry nut bread

Cranberry Nut Bread

Cranberry Nut Bread recipe that is bursting with flavorful fresh ingredients including plump cranberries, orange zest, orange juice, and chopped pecans. 

Course Sweet Bread
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 215 kcal


  • 2 cups sifted all purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/12 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries, cut in half
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ
  • 3 tbsp orange zest
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. In a large bowl, sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add halved cranberries, pecans, wheat germ and orange zest to the dry mix and stir with a wooden spoon. 

  3. In a small bowl, combine egg, orange juice, water and vegetable oil.  

  4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir just until moistened.  Scoop batter into greased loaf pan (9x5x3 inches).  Bake in preheated oven for 50-60 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center of loaf comes out clean.  Cool in pan for five minutes, then remove from pan, and finish cooling on a wire rack.  Enjoy!