Christmas Cranberry Bread Recipe
Even those who don’t bake any other time of year begin gearing up for Christmas with baking. Baking traditions from all around the globe can be found in the United States, from German cookies that take weeks to prepare to simple gingerbread men cut outs with colorful sprinkles.
Fruit cake, the seemingly impossible to bake-well food, still persists as an American Christmas tradition, too. But if you’re not quite ready to try making a fruit cake worth eating, try something similar, but much easier: Christmas Cranberry bread.
This dessert-like bread is full of foods we associate with the season, including cranberries, oranges, and raisins. It’s quick and easy to make, and if packaged in an air tight container, lasts well even if you ship it across the globe.
Give it a try!
Servings : 4-6
Preparation Time : 30 Min.
Cooking Time :60 Min.
Difficulty Level : Average
- 1 ½ Cups Flour
- ¾ Cup Packed light brown sugar
- 1 ½ Teaspoons Baking powder
- ½ Teaspoon Baking soda
- ½ Teaspoon Cinnamon
- ½ Teaspoon Nutmeg
- 1 Cup Fresh halved cranberries
- ½ Cup Golden raisins
- 1 Tablespoon Grated orange peel
- 2 Eggs
- ¾ Cup Milk
- 3 Tablespoons Butter, melted
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Grease an 8 ½ x 4 ½ inch loaf pan.
- Combine flower, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a large bowl.
- Stir in cranberries, raisings, and orange peel. In a separate, small bowl, mix eggs, milk, butter, and vanilla until combined; stir into flour mixture until just moistened.
- Spoon into prepared pan.
- Bake for 55 to 60 minutes or until wooden toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 1 minutes.
- Remove from pan and cool completely on a wire rack. Store at room temperature.
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