The thing about cranberries is either you love them or hate them. I don’t only love them I adore them!! I seriously will have them in all forms ..fresh, frozen , dried , juice, even the jellied stuff in the can. This little fruit is supposed to have a ton of health benefits so this is my way of staying healthy, wink wink. I would say most people don’t like cranberries because they are tart . To balance the tartness they need to be mixed with other flavors . In this Cranberry Nut Bread with Orange Glaze I used the classic combination of cranberry and orange. The sweetness and citrus flavor of the orange really balances the tartness of the cranberries and makes your tastebuds sing with Joy.
This bread is sweet without being overly sweet. It is also super moist and delicate and full of cranberries and pecans in every bite. The orange glaze really brings this bread to a whole new level of yumminess and would not be the same without it. This is the perfect bread for gift giving in the holidays to a fellow cranberry lover, but make an extra for yourself. I love this bread for breakfast , dessert or even a snack with a nice hot cup of coffee.
Making this bread is super easy, start off by spraying a loaf pan with cooking spray and preheat the oven to 350 degrees
Slice fresh cranberries in half and place them in a bowl with sugar
Mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt and set aside
Beat together eggs, sugar, melted butter, water and vanilla extract
Add the the dry mixture to the wet ingredients , mixing as you go. Blend well
Once everything is blended well, stir in orange zest and orange juice. I use the juice from the orange from zesting
Fold in cranberries and pecans
Pour into prepared pan and bake in preheated oven for 50-55 minutes . A tester should come out clean
Once the bread is baked let it cool for about 10 minutes . Remove the loaf from the pan and allow it to cool on a cooling rack.
Once the bread is cooled mix the glaze.
Spoon the glaze over the cooled bread then allow the glaze to dry